Hopscotch - Home Care Worker (Part Time, Full Time and Flexible Hours)
Job title: Home Care Worker (Part Time, Full Time and Flexible Hours)
Job type: Contract
Pay: 10.20 per hour
Date posted: 11/02/2019
Title of Job: Homecare Worker
Salary: £10.20 per hour
Hours of Work: Flexible, part-time or full-time
Reports to: Homecare Registered Manager
Main Purpose and Scope of the Job
The role of a Homecare Worker is to work without direct supervision in the home of the Service User, providing care and support including personal, social and domestic support whilst adhering to the Service User’s individual care and support plan. The aim of the position is to enable Service Users to remain safely in their own home with as much independence as possible. Alongside providing care and support in a professional and caring manner, always ensuring the service user’s right to privacy and dignity is maintained.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
- Personal Care
- Assist Service Users in/out of bed, chairs, etc., using agreed procedures. Assist Service Users in turning to relieve pressure areas.
- Assist Service Users in (un)dressing, care of aids and personal equipment (hearing aids, glasses, dentures, prosthesis, etc).
- Assist Service Users in all aspects of personal hygiene, i.e. washing, shaving, showering etc.
- Assist Service Users in feeding.
- Assist Service Users to access toilet facilities, emptying commodes and disposal of incontinence materials, using agreed health and safety procedures.
- Encourage Service Users to maximise their own abilities and skills
- Domestic Support
- Maintain cleanliness of Service Users home, to meet health and safety requirements.
- Undertake essential shopping.
- Prepare or reheat meals provided and/or demonstrate to service user.
- Where home facilities are available, launder and iron clothes and/or bed linen.
- Social Care
- Actively encourage Service Users, according to their capabilities, to participate in all aspects of daily living activities.
- Develop and maintain personal contact with the Service User through talking and listening.
- Provide support as part of a caring team, liaising with informal carers, other agencies or professionals as necessary.
- To visit Service Users at scheduled times
- To carry out all tasks in a way that demonstrates respect for the privacy, dignity and value of all users, irrespective of severity or disability or personal circumstances.
- To be vigilant for signs of distress or anxiety in Service Users; any deterioration in physical and /or mental health, or safety of the environment, and to report these as a matter of urgency to your supervisor or coordinator in her absence.
- To call for appropriate assistance in an emergency. All actions should sustain, support and enhance the independence of Service Users, as specified in their care plan.
- Work with Other Agencies
- Assist the management to maintain good relationships with other personnel involved in the care of the Service User, i.e. Community Nurses, Social Workers, GPs, etc., as part of a caring team.
- General Duties
- As required maintain clear and accurate records
- Participate in Electronic Call Monitoring system as appropriate.
- Maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Advise Service Users of the complaints procedures (where appropriate)
- Participate in all training courses, including NVQ2 in Health and Social Care.
- Comply with legal requirements and Health and Safety standards
- Participate in meetings as appropriate and attend regular supervision sessions.
- Any other duties reasonably falling within the scope of the post.
- Be committed and promote Hopscotch’s Equal Opportunity Policies and Procedures in relation to both service provision and employment issues.
NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care
A commitment to completing NVQ Level 2 or similar qualification within 2 years of starting, if not qualified
A willingness to attend further training as part of the role
Skills & Abilities
Ability and willingness to undertake personal care
Well organised, reliable with good timekeeping
Caring and patient nature, being sensitive to the needs of others
A team player but also able to work on own initiative
A good level of written and spoken English
Ability to speak a community language, such as Sylheti, Bengali, Hindi, Arabic or Somali
Ability to work out of hours such as evenings, weekends and bank holidays
A legal right to work in the UK