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Community Care Assistants

Description:

Community Care Assistants are required to provide personal and practical support to enable service users to remain independent in their own homes.

Job Description

  • To provide personal care and practical support to service users in their own homes, whilst observing safe working practices and ensuring the privacy, personal choice and dignity of the service user.
  • To act as a link between the service user and Care Provider and report to the Registered Care Manager or Deputy manager any deterioration or improvement in the service users’ circumstances and any general problems that may arise.
  • To promote and adhere to the Employer's care values of Caring, Supporting, Empowering and Inspiring in everything that you do.

Job Description

  • Assistance with personal care.
  • Assistance with the monitoring and supervision of medication, in line with the agencies policy.
  • Assistance with handling the service user’s money in respect of payment of bills and shopping·
  • Assistance with light general housework, including laundering of clothes and bedding.
  • Assistance with pet care (if stated in the service users care plan) ·
  • Regular attendance of staff meetings to inspire and support members of the team.
  • To carry out accurate and relevant administration with regards to time sheets and communication sheets·
  • To attend training sessions and regular team meetings, empowering our staff to self-develop.
  • To wear the uniform and identity badge at all times when on duty.
  • Keep all information about clients and their families secure and confidential in accordance with GDPR regulations.
  • Assistance with the cooking of light meals, preparing snacks and basic food hygiene, empowering and supporting service users to get involved as much as possible.

It is your duty as a care assistant to provide care and support in the least intrusive way possible.

Carers must carry out their job with the assistance of the service user not for the service user. This is an essential part of encouraging independence, motivation and empowerment.

Carers must at all times adhere to the confidentiality policy.

Skills Required

A caring individual who is passionate about providing outstanding care, supporting and empowering vulnerable people.

  • Ability to communicate verbally in an effective and accurate way to obtain and give required information in order to support the members of the care team and the client.
  • Ability to manage time·
  • Ability to think and work methodically but in a caring way.
  • Ability to organise workload and balance priorities whilst offering support to your team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative·
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work without supervision, inspiring others around you to do the same.
  • Ability to deal with confidential information.
  • Polite and professional demeanour.
  • Reliable and flexible

Competencies to support this role include:

Teamwork, commitment, maintaining professional boundaries and good communication skills.

**Salary:**Minimum wage. Travel time and Waiting time paid at minimum wage.

**Experience:**Care experience is desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided.

**Hours:**Variable hours

**To apply:**If you are unemployed, please send CV's to maria.platt@sefton.gov.uk or telephone Maria on 07815 465 609.


Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of Work: FullOrPartTime

Expiration Date: 23/12/2022

Supported by Youth Employment Initiative &