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Care / Support Worker( Disability Car) - Gerrards Cross
Job descriptionLOCATION Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
JOB TITLE: Care Assistants
SALARY and BENEFITS: 7.80 hourly salary plus 20% enhancement for evenings and weekends-benefits including accommodation on site if required, childcare vouchers/Cycle to work scheme, discount on PC's, option to buy and sell annual leave, full induction and on-going training
WORKING HOURS: Full time/part time/weekends/Bank hours available, on rota, Normal shift pattern: 7.30am - 2.30pm, 2.30pm- 9.30pm. Night shifts available 9.30pm - 7.30am.
THE COMPANY: Our client is the UK's leading charity supporting disabled people. For over 65 years they have supported disabled people in many different ways, to reflect their needs including providing care in people's own homes, through to employment and education.
THE ROLE: Care Assistants- Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
Are you a good listener? Are you flexible and patient?
If you are then we may have the perfect job for you. We provide support to disabled adults in a residential service. In the role of support worker you will be involved in providing personal care and support to service users, some with complex care needs, which promotes and enables independence.
You will support people with all aspects of daily living including their physical care and personal hygiene needs, ensuring that their independence is preserved and developed.
You will work as part of friendly and supportive team, needing to communicate well, maintain accurate records and escort people who use our services to recreational, educational and leisure facilities in the community.
You do not need previous experience to be a part of our team. Full training is provided.
Key Responsibilities to include:-Care Assistants- Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
To be involved in supporting service users with their physical care and personal hygiene needs, ensuring that their independence is preserved and developed as far as possible, in accordance with the rules regarding delegation of nursing tasks and affording appropriate levels of privacy and dignity
To encourage service users to maintain maximum independence, taking into account their physical and emotional condition and to stimulate their participation in the running of the service
To pass on to other staff, via individual records and the daily reports, any incidents this may have relevance to the service users' individual plans
To escort service users to obtain services including recreational, educational and leisure facilities in the community
To assist with the provision of food and general housekeeping in accordance with the requirements of the service
To undertake additional responsibilities as requested by the Service Manager following the successful completion of specific training and personal skills development.
Key Experience preferred for the role:-
- Experience of providing personal care (paid or unpaid) would be desirable, but not essential
- To have NVQ 2 in Care/ Diploma in social care or willingness to work towards this.
- Good basic literacy and numeracy
- To be willing to undertake required training
- Experience of working with disabled people is desirable
- An engaging manner with ability to build rapport with people.
- Passion, enthusiasm and a real commitment to make a difference to people lives
- A reliable approach to work
- Free parking for car drivers!
- A satisfactory disclosure check is required for this post
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