Care Assistant/ Support Worker HCC1185
£10 per hour
Assistant/Support Worker required for a very bright, friendly and kind disabled
gentleman with a spinal injury who uses a wheelchair.
We are looking for someone reliable, patient, honest and kind to join our team of amazing carers, who has a genuine interest in providing high quality care - and would enjoy working in a warm and friendly family environment. A sense of humour would also be appreciated!
Duties include: help with getting in and out of bed, dressing and undressing and personal care. Coffee and chat is also important!
Applicants need to be physically fit with an excellent level of spoken English and ideally have some experience of working with people with spinal disability, although this is not essential.
Would best suit applicants local to Chandler's Ford/Eastleigh/Winchester/Southampton and surrounding areas with own car.
Experience working in care/health required and references are essential.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10.30am to 12pm & 11pm to 12.30am
Some holiday cover would also be required
Must be happy to work in a smoking environment
Must have a UK driving licence
Must have access to own vehicle
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.
Changing bed linen
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Making tea for the employer's guests
Any other reasonable task
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
Assistance with applying cream
General hair/skin care
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Getting into bed
Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
Any other reasonable task
The successful applicant will be:
Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work place
Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
Reliable with good time-keeping
Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
Honest and cheerful
Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.