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1 Birmingham Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B43 6NW
Working maximum 48 hours per week
Tabitha Home Care Limited provides care mainly for elderly service users, some with mental and physical frailties.
You will be responsible for providing assistance with personal care, demonstrating sensitivity and understanding of each service user’s needs. You will be a part of a part as well as sometimes expected to work on your own, all the time contributing to a caring and stimulating environment.
You should have experience of caring for adults, either in a work environment or at home. Good communication skills, a willingness to learn and a commitment to equal opportunities are essential. Induction and training will be provided to ensure you are equipped accordance with regulation.
Tabitha Home Care Limited will ensure that all existing and potential employees receive equal treatment and is committed to eradicating unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, disability, colour, ethnic, nationality, sexuality, marital status, responsibility for dependants, religion, trade union activity and age.
A Disclosure and Barring Service Check will be undertaken.
Job Description – Domiciliary Care Assistant
Purpose of Position
- 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. As a care worker it is vital that you always consider individual’s cultural identity, needs and preferences in all aspects of their care.
- Care provided by care assistants is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the service user’s own family and is not expected to include tasks that would normally be expected to be undertaken by a trained nurse.
- To assist individuals to communicate where there are communication differences or difficulties.
- To work at all times in ways which demonstrate an active understanding of the principles of the job as explained above with appropriate supervision from senior staff.
- To be actively involved in the individual’s care and support by playing an imperative role in the continuing assessment and review of the individual’s needs and progress which will require detailed recording and reporting to management when necessary.
- To give personal, emotional and practical support. E.g. befriending the individual, listening to his/her views and/or concerns, helping with letters, shopping and accompanying on journeys depending on the care plan. This can at times include assistance in taking part in social/community activities.
- To actively promote the individual’s effective communication and relationships with others.
- To communicate with relatives, partners, friends or main carers involved with the individual, as well as with colleagues and other caring agencies with regards to the individuals health and social care and well-being.
- To ensure at all times that information about service users are treated with respect and confidentiality, when receiving information, giving it, storing it and retrieving it.
- To provide physical and personal care when needed, assisting in any aspect of personal care, e.g. making the bed, personal laundry, use of toilet, bathing, eating and drinking and prompting of medication.
- To assist individuals, develop practical daily living skills.
- To contribute to the overall quality of the service delivery, by working closely with other members of the team, helping promote good practice, taking part in staff meetings and contributing to meeting the objective of the team.
- To take part in regular supervision meetings and in activities to meet agreed learning and development needs associated with the job.
- To work at all times in accordance with all the policies and procedures laid down by Tabitha Home Care Limited.
- To immediately and accurately report any incident of a serious nature such as abuse, again following the procedures.
Supervising Officer: Senior Care Assistant
Level of Supervision: Left to work within set guidelines subject to scrutiny by your supervisor
As a domiciliary care agency, we provide services throughout the day, at weekends and bank holidays, therefore the working hours of our workforce must reflect this. Again because of the nature of the job, each care assistant is expected to travel within Birmingham from one service user’s home to the next. The extent to which anyone would be asked to travel would be based on consideration of his/her individual circumstances. This will be possible based on discussions with each applicant at the interview and following appointment of the job.
This job description is not a complete list but a care assistant may be required to undertake other duties within the scope of this job to ensure all our duties are carried out in line with the service user contract. Again no duties can be forced upon any member of staff so this will be done in consultation with the care assistant.
Person Specification – Essential Criteria
Method of Assessment (M.O.A) A.F. = Application Form; I = Interview;
E = Exercise
|Experience (Relevant work or voluntary experience||A knowledge or understanding of giving personal care to adults in a home or day care setting whether through paid or voluntary work with adults or by caring for an older relative.||AF/I|
|Skills and Ability
e.g. written communication skills, dealing with the public etc.
|Understanding of older people and their needs.
Respect for individual’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
Have an awareness, understanding and willingness to meet the needs of people from different religious and cultural background.
Able to provide sensitive and appropriate personal care to men and women.
Be able to provide service in a non-judgemental way to all service users.
Ability to recognise that elderly people have the right to take risks and make decisions about their life.
Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and written.
Able to complete time sheet, to make detailed notes and the handle service users’ money.
|Training||Willingness to undergo training||I|
|Education/Qualification||Completed or undertaking at least NVQ Level 2 in Care||AF|
|Other||Ability to work in a team.
Ability to work on own initiative.
Able to work varied shifts, both late and earlier, weekends and public holidays (this is an advantage but not a must)
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