Experience is not necessary as full training will be given. However, experience of delivering domiciliary care to vulnerable people in their own homes, including the provision of personal care, would be an advantage.
- To enable or assist individuals to remain in the community, and to be supported and maintained safely in their own homes, thereby enhancing their quality of life.
- To encourage independence by ensuring that individuals are always given the chance to voice their opinions and be heard.
- Helping individuals to socialise & ensure interaction with others, especially for those who live alone.
- Assisting and liaising with other care workers / professionals in providing care to an individual.
- To represent We Care Together Southampton.
- Understand the effects of ageing, disability, illness and incapacity and the effects these can have on a person and their families wellbeing.
- Ability to listen, consult and communicate effectively with individuals.
- Literacy skills should be sufficient to write detailed support plans / reports.
- Knowledge of the Care Quality Commission Regulations and Standards.
- Knowledge of safeguarding and protection procedures and protocols for vulnerable adults.
- Ability to perform personal care, light cleaning, food preparation, and any other relevant activities that assist a person to live independently.
The tasks and support to be undertaken with and for individuals are likely to include the following. This list is neither exhaustive nor needed in all cases and will depend on which tasks are identified, as necessary.
- To visit individuals at times directed by We Care Together Southampton. This will include weekend work.
- To be vigilant for signs of distress or anxiety; any deterioration in physical and/or mental health, or safety of the environment, and to report these urgently to We Care Together Southampton. This could involve specific activities considered to be therapeutic for an individual’s social and emotional wellbeing.
- To perform all tasks in a way that demonstrates respect for privacy, dignity, and value of all irrespective of disability, age, gender, race, or personal background.
- Report both verbally and in writing on an individual’s general condition and wellbeing.
- Moving or handling the individual with or without a mechanical hoist.
- Make beds and use pressure care aids as directed.
- Assist individuals in maintaining their personal hygiene (NOT nail care), washing and bathing, dressing, undressing, shaving, dental care, and hair washing.
- Assistance with eating and / or drinking including meal preparation. To manage basic food hygiene and management of food stores and/or refrigerator.
- Toileting and management of incontinence (including in relation to the process of menstruation).
- Laundry (putting a load of washing on and drying) and bed linen to be change when and if necessary.
- Provide support and encourage outings where appropriate. For example – accompany on a walk.
- Assist the individual to take prescribed medication in accordance with the policies and standards for domiciliary care providers pertaining to administration of medication.
- Undertake such in house and external training and supervision which is appropriate to your role and has been identified through a training needs appraisal.
- Always maintain confidentiality of information.
- Provide support as part of a team, liaising with informal carers and other agencies/ professionals.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Zero hours contract
Part-time hours: 16-40 per week
Weekend availability every other weekend is required.
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