Care Assistant

Recruiter
Carefirst Recruitment Ltd
Location
Little London
Salary
Up to £10,000
Posted
18 Jan 2021
Closes
21 Jan 2021
Ref
1941562813
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Care First Recruitment Ltd is currently recruiting for Care Assistants for various London boroughs. Carefirst have been asked to team up with their neighbouring West London Boroughs and a well known housing trust to assist with the recruitment of their front line staff during the pandemic. If you would like to give back to those most in need during this time, we would like to hear from you.

You will need to be able to work independently or as part of a team, undertake aspects of personal care and support service users in line with their service plans whilst maintaining good relationships. You will also be required to take care of your own safety and that of other people, particularly with respect to welfare and safeguarding issues.

Duties:

• To look after the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs of service users

• To observe and promote the service users choice, independence, dignity, privacy, fulfilment and other rights

• To create and maintain good professional relationships with service users, their family and friends

• To actively support other staff

• To adhere to all policies, procedures and guidelines

• To provide personal care and support to service users with a range of needs, illnesses and disabilities

• To encourage the independence and motivation of service users

• To assist service users to wash, bath and shower/dress

• To assist service users to look after their skin, teeth, hair and nails

• To assist service users with their medication at the agreed level of support and as detailed in their Medication Care Needs Assessment

• To help the service users to maintain relationships with friends and family

• To maintain detailed accurate records of care and medication support given and tasks undertaken

Qualifications/ training

• NVQ level 2 or 3 in health and social care or equivalent (desirable)

• Medication awareness

• Manual handling

• First aid

You must be flexible, and wiling to work with service users they may have Covid - Full PPE will be provided, weekly Covid tests and access to the vaccine earlier.

All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

All successful candidates will be subject to 5 years checkable work history