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Being a Domilicary Care Assistant you will be expected to share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of service users in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.

 

Principle Responsibilities will be

 

  1. Personal care/ Personal hygiene: To assist service users who need help with getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing, toileting/pad changing etc .

  2. To help service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence and help in use and care of aids and personal equipment.

  3. To care for service users who are temporarily sick and needing, for example, bathing, dressing, help with feeding, etc.

  4. To help care for service users who are dying (palliative care).

  5. To help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of service users through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations etc (social inclusion activities).

  6. To make and change beds; tidy rooms; do light cleaning and empty commodes.

  7. To set tables and trays; serve meals; feed service users who need help; prepare light meals and wash up; tidy and clear the dining room.

  8. To answer emergency bells. The door and telephone and greet visitors.

  9. To read and write reports, and take part in staff and service users’ meetings and in training activities as directed.

  10. To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.

  11. To comply with the agency’s guidelines and policies at all times.

  12. To report to the agency manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a service user.

  13. To encourage service users to remain as independent as possible.

 

 

Person Specification – Essential Criteria

 

The following personal attributes are considered essential to the post of care worker:

  1. Self motivated

  2. Organised

  3. Flexible

  4. Caring

  5. Sensitive to the needs of others and to the sick or infirm

  6. An active team player but also able to work on own initiative

  7. A good communicator

 

All staff members are required to respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment. All staff members are expected to respect the requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998.

All staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974.

 

If you match the requirements, apply today by clicking the link below and sending a completed application form to : info@caredirectss.co.uk

 

DOMILICARY CARE ASSISTANT

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