Care Assistant

Copper Beech Home Care
£15,000 - £19,999
13 Feb 2018
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Care Assistant

Copper Beech Home Care Ltd are currently recruiting for Care Assistants for their Lancaster & Morecambe branch.

The role will be based within the community, attending several appointments per day and as such you will be required to travel from client to client. Therefore, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they are prepared to travel by public transport, or having access to their own transport.

Travel Expenses are paid at a rate of 0.25p per mile.

Successful candidates will be encouraged to build lasting professional relationships with clients and ensure that care and support needs are met on an ongoing basis.

As a Care Assistant, you will be encouraged to promote continuity of care to your clients, but no two days will quite be the same.

The ideal Care Assistant will possess a caring nature and will ideally have some form of experience within the Health and Social Care Sector having either worked previously within the sector, had informal care experience for a family member or dependant or studied health and social care within an academic setting.

As a Care Assistant, you will be required to work on a Full-Time Basis across a shift pattern compromising of either 7 AM – 3 PM or 3 PM – 11 PM across five days.

Care assistants will often be able to pick up additional shifts when this suits them.

The role of Care Assistant will require a person who is keen to learn and develop as you will work with clients with a variety of different needs. Therefore, the successful care assistant will often be required to attend training sessions to ensure that they are knowledgeable and able to provide care in a safe manner. You will also be legally required to keep all mandatory training up to date and if you do not already possess the Care Certificate from a previous employer will undertake this within the first 3-weeks of your employment. As a Care Assistant, you will also be able to develop with the company and will be provided with opportunities to complete Level 2, 3, 4 & 5 qualifications within Health and Social Care.

Throughout 2018, Copper Beech Home Care Ltd will be providing all Care Assistants with a company mobile phone as an employee benefit. This is to ensure the safety of all clients and Care Assistants within the community.

You will also receive 28 days annual leave & the opportunity to be rewarded with gift vouchers for going over and above for our clients.

Salary: £7.80 per hour; raising to £8.05 when certain criteria are met.

Benefits: 28 days annual leave, company mobile phone.

Responsibilities and Duties (Care Assistant):

  • Attending all visits/appointments as scheduled
  • Building meaningful, professional working relationships with clients
  • Complying with the organisations policy and procedure always
  • Ensuring all documentation is completed to the highest standard (Daily Progress Booklets, MAR Charts, Nutrition Documentation etc) and within guidelines provided
  • Completing all training assigned
  • Showing leadership to new Care Assistants
  • Ensuring that all visits are confirmed via the company’s call monitoring system
  • Following your job description always and key performance criteria
  • All additional duties as advised by your Registered Manager or Care Coordinator.
Person Specification (Care Assistant):

Required (Care Assistant):

  • Caring Nature
  • Access to own transportation
  • Flexible Approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written & non-verbal communication)
  • Keen Learner & willing to learn new skills
  • Ability to change work-based demands when required
  • Ability to work within a sometimes stressful and challenging environment
Desirable (Care Assistant):

  • Experience within the Health and Social Care Sector
  • Level 2 Qualification in Health and Social Care
  • Domiciliary Care Experience
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £7.80 to £8.05 /hour

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £7.80 to £8.05 /hour

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