Home Care Assistant - Social Care Worker

Better Healthcare Services
£15,000 - £19,999
09 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Better Healthcare in Colchester are currently recruiting for Community Care Workers to work within the Bedford area.

We are a preferred supplier of care and support services for local authorities and can offer you both full-time or part-time hours.

This position offers flexible hours and we can accommodate you if you are only looking to work morning, evenings and/or weekends.

Care Workers are ideally required to start at either 7:00 AM,or 16:00 PM and work every other weekend - however if your availability doesn't fit to this we would still love to hear from you.

We are looking for people with a caring, friendly and respectful approach to support our service users in their own homes and assist them with day to day duties. The ideal candidate will have the ability to show empathy and understanding of the needs of vulnerable people.
This role involves:
  • Assistance with Personal Care (toileting/ showering/ bathing/ washing)
  • Light Domestic Duties
  • Medication Administration
  • Shopping
  • Meal Preparation

No experience is required as Better Healthcare will provide you with quality training giving you the skills needed to deliver high quality care. For the right candidate we can offer:
  • Flexible hours
  • Free training and uniform
  • £8.50 - £9.00 per hour
  • Enhanced pay rates for Weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Paid mileage
  • 28 days Paid Holiday (Pro-Rata)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Recommend a Friend Scheme
  • Personal Development and NVQ in Health and Social Care

We are currently recruiting for all areas in and around Bedford

If you feel you would be perfect candidate for this position we would love to hear from you so please apply below. Alternatively you can contact our Bedford office for more information on or email us at

Job Description - Domiciliary Care Assistant

Position: Domiciliary Care Assistant
Responsible to: Branch Manager

Purpose of Position

To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of service users in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence. Care provided by care assistants is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the service user's own family and is not expected to include tasks that would normally be expected to be undertaken by a trained nurse.

Principal Responsibilities

  • To assist service users who need help with getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and the toilet.
  • To help service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence and help in use and care of aids and personal equipment.
  • To care for service users who are temporarily sick and needing, for example, minor dressings, bed nursing, help with feeding, etc.
  • To help care for service users who are end of life.
  • To help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of service users through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.
  • To make and change beds; tidy rooms; do light cleaning and empty commodes.
  • To inspect, launder and mend service users' clothing.
  • To set tables and trays; serve meals; feed service users who need help; prepare light meals and wash up; tidy and clear the dining room.
  • To answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone and greet visitors.
  • To read and write reports, and take part in staff and service users' meetings and in training activities as directed.
  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.
  • To comply with the agency's guidelines and policies at all times.
  • To report to the agency manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a service user.
  • To encourage service users to remain as independent as possible.
Person Specification - Essential Criteria

The following personal attributes are considered essential to the post of care worker:
(a) self motivated
(b) organised
(c) flexible
(d) caring
(e) sensitive to the needs of others and to the sick or infirm
(f) an active team player but also able to work on own initiative
(g) a good communicator.

All staff are required to respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment.

All staff are expected to respect the requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998.

All staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974.