Care Assistant

Posted 25 January by Home Care Preferred

Home Care Preferred is an award winning Domiciliary Care Agency based in North London. Due to significant growth, we are recruiting for experienced support assistants on a salaried basis. Candidates need to be able to work every other weekend, must be able to drive and have experience caring for the elderly. 30 hours per week + overtime available. The ideal candidate will be very presentable and able to build rapport and trust with clients easily.

Job Description

To assist in domiciliary care provision in order to provide high quality care and home support services to the elderly and those with disabilities living in the community.

Main Duties

Provide support to older people, disabled persons and other adults who live in the community

Provide general house-keeping duties which include:bed making and changing, laundry and ironing, dusting and vacuuming

Accompany or transport clients to appointments and activities

Assist clients to fulfil activities of daily living e.g. working, leisure and education

Ensure client safety at all times, checking visitor ID, follow company policy and procedure with regard to risk assessments (e.g. fire, health etc)

Provide/assist with personal care including: washing and dressing, bathing/showering and shaving

Assist clients getting in and out of bed, using appropriate equipment if required

Assist with medication, administration of eye drops, ear drops and medication patches

Skills required

An awareness of team work

Effective verbal, listen and communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills

The ability to maintain strict confidentiality in performing duties

Be compassionate and understanding

Be flexible, adaptable and able to work effectively in a variety of settings

Respect cultural differences

Full training provided at no cost to you.

  • care industry - essential
  • Driving License - highly desirable

DAYS/HOURS OF WORK

30 hours per week (includes working 2 weekends a month)

Hours - need to be fully flexible

Required skills

  • Care Plans
  • Home Care
  • Social Care

Application questions

Do you have elderly care experience?
Do you live within easy distance of the Enfield area?
Do you have a clean drivers licence?

Reference: 34315302

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