Location UK / Antrim

Job Type

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1376337

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Community Care Workers based in Larne, Glenarm/Carnlough, Ballymena and surrounding areas

Community Care Workers

Location:Community based post.

Reports To: Domiciliary Manager

Location: Community based post.

Reports To: Domiciliary Manager

Job Purpose:Provide care to enable service users to live independently at home

Full-Time / Part-Time

This post requires the holder to be available at varying times and includes working at weekends and on statutory days on a rota basis.  Availability is indicated below.

Client circumstances change and the rotas can change accordingly. 

Day Shift : Guaranteed shift pay from 7am to 6pm (10.25 hours)

Evening Shift: Guaranteed shift pay from 6pm to 11pm (5 hours)

To Meet The Needs Of The Service User

  • Assist with personal washing; showering; bathing/bed bathing; dressing/undressing
  • Assist with toileting and continence related tasks such as helping to the toilet; changing incontinence pads; care of catheter or stoma bags
  • Provide refreshments and light snacks
  • Prompt and administer medication
  • Assist with practical support such as light cleaning; fire lighting; shopping; dish-washing; laundry; cleaning and maintaining spectacles, false teeth, hearing aids
  • Assist clients to move safely which may require use of moving and handling aids such as hoists, slide sheets
  • Provide a care sitting service to give respite to other carers such as family members
  • Encourage and promote client independence and choice and uphold client rights and dignity

General Responsibilities

  • Adhere to company confidentiality policy
  • Complete good quality records in accordance with company standards
  • Welcome new staff, lead by example and promote a team working culture
  • Maintain a high level of attendance at work
  • Follow the company mileage claim procedure
  • Answer calls from your co-ordinator/line manager and respond to messages immediately ensuring you have a working mobile phone at all times
  • Maintain a flexible approach to your rota which may require change at short notice
  • Follow the out of hours on call procedure appropriately and participate in care worker ‘stand-by’ on an occasional and rotational  basis.
  • Assist On Call in an advisory capacity as requested in regard to securing cover for shifts and any other adverse events

Health & Safety

  • Observe and report any incidents; changes to the client’s well-being; changes to the environment; any non-entry to the client’s home; any concerns
  • A care worker who drives for work purposes will be required to drive: to and from pick up points, client’s homes, employer /training/meeting premises; participate in car pooling/sharing; provide evidence of car and driving details and adhere to our Safe Driving at Work Policy
  • Promote safe working practice at all times

Training & Development

  • Adhere to the standards and codes of conduct laid down by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and maintain NISCC registration
  • Attend mandatory training and maintain a log of your continuous learning
  • Attend meetings such as team briefs, one to one reviews

This Job Description is an outline of the post.  We reserve the right to amend this document at any time.  The Company is committed to providing the highest possible quality of service and employees are expected to treat those with whom they come into contact in a caring, courteous and respectful manner at all times

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Closing date: 26 December 2018

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer’

CV’S  are not accepted