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Domiciliary Care Worker posted by Heron Care Ltd

Full Time

Job Description

Domiciliary Care Worker

CAPTION: Job details

Posting date: 10 March 2020
Salary: £8.75 to £9 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 09 April 2020
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Company: Heron Care Ltd
Job type: Permanent
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Areas: Walton, Anfield, Everton, Tuebrook, Old Swan, Clubmoor, Norris Green, Halewood, Hunts Cross

Hours: Working between the hours of 6:30am-9:30pm and every other weekend. All staff have a two-week rolling rota and set days.

Full training is provided to all successful applicants depending on DBS disclosure.

Role Purpose

The role of the Care Worker is to perform duties and tasks to enable our service users to continue living within the comfort of their own homes in a safe and secure way. To offer a level of care which promotes dignity, respect and choice.
Supporting service users who may have a wide range of differing requirements and whose needs may range from companionship and domestic support to personal care. Care must be delivered in accordance with current best practices, according to Heron care's policies and procedures, agreed standards, legislative requirements, and relevant regulations under the direction of the Care Manager.
What the role involves

Deliver Companionship & Personal Care to Service Users.

Deliver companionship and personal care in line with the service users support plans which is agreed and set out before we start delivering care. You will receive full training and support to undertake the duties within this role and these needs to be delivered within the guidelines set out in our policies and procedures.
Companionship duties may include:

Providing support and encouragement to empower the service user to lead an independent lifestyle
Providing companionship and conversation
Shopping for the weekly essentials
Meal preparation and cooking
Joining and assisting in hobbies or crafts
Light domestic tasks and general household duties such as cleaning, bed making, laundry and ironing
Accompanying service users to appointments
Driving clients to desired places
Pet care
Communicating with family, friends and other healthcare professionals on their behalf
Personal Care may additionally involve:

Assisting a service user to get up, dressed and preparing them for the day
Washing, bathing, showering, oral care, grooming
Toileting including assisting with the use of a commode
Continence management
Assistance with eating
Assisting with prescribed medication
Use of moving and handling equipment (after training) if a service user is unable to mobilise on their own.
Working closely with other care professionals such as District Nurses and GPs
Assisting service users to go to bed, including undressing and washing
Be reliable and understand the necessity of not letting the service user , colleagues or the Company down at short notice and leaving service users vulnerable.
Recording and Reporting:

To write and maintain accurate records of care on a daily basis.
To accurately complete Medication Administration Records (MAR sheets) in accordance with Heron Care's policies and procedures where this is part of the care plan (once fully trained).
To report to the Line Manager or Supervisor if there are any changes or causes of concern in a service users condition.
Follow Policies and Procedures:

Maintain awareness, understanding and adherence to Company rules and policies and procedures as set out in the Employee Handbook.
Treat all service users with respect and dignity and ensure they receive a quality service.
Maintain personal and service user's safety through adhering to proper Health & Safety procedures.
Attend/complete mandatory training and be responsible for ensuring that mandatory care certificate training units are in date.
Personal Competencies

To be able to commit to and attend all customer visits
To be able to cope with emergency and difficult situations and seek solutions
To be able to communicate effectively and develop effective working relationships with colleagues, families, clients, etc
To be able to maintain high standards of care provision with compassion and empathy
Person Specification

Genuine care, compassion and empathy
Good level of spoken and written English
Good understanding of what the role entails
Ability to follow instructions
Responsible and able to work unsupervised
Able to cope under pressure
Flexible availability
Hold a clean driving licence and have access to a car (desirable)
Have prior experience of care provision desirable for Home Care

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