Purpose of the role
To provide a specialist weekday or 24 hour Care Service to meet the assessed needs of a wide range of Service Users to maintain them within the community. Service Users include elderly people, people with disabilities, the terminally ill and other vulnerable adults. The duration of the visits will be either, 30 minutes, 45 minutes or one hour, then the Care Worker will move on to their next client. On occasions clients may require a sitting service, which may be for two or three hours.
Range of Duties
- To clean the Service User’s homes concentrating on those tasks which the Service User is unable to perform themselves, including vacuuming, washing floors, toilet, bathrooms, kitchens, dusting, washing up, tidying etc.
- To launder Service User’s clothes using the Service User machine, the local launderette or washing small personal items by hand to prepare incontinent laundry for collection.
- To mend and darn clothes as necessary and undertake ironing.
- To make beds, change linen where appropriate, if there are difficulties in moving furniture Care Worker is expected to report problems to the office.
- To shop for food and personal items, as directed, to collect prescriptions and pay bills – keeping a record of money spent and ensuring correct change and receipt is given and recorded on the expenditure sheet.
- To prepare, cook and serve meals and beverages and ensure availability of refreshments during the day if required.
- To assist the Service User in responding to any enquiries via the telephone, letters or in person.
- To identify and report to the Manager changes in a Service User’s abilities, behaviour, needs of personal circumstances.
- To identify and respond to the needs of individual Service User which may require a change in emphasis or adjustment to the work schedule and timetable identified by management. To work with others involved in the provision of care to the Service User. To be aware of individual circumstances relating to the Service User which may affect the need for practical support in the home and to attend Case Reviews as required.
- To carry out duties with an awareness of health and safety, e.g. not moving and lifting heavy furniture, as well as reporting household equipment or conditions, which are observed to be unsafe.
- To keep up to date with developments in the provision of Care, attending training courses, group supervision etc., as required.
- Must have N.I. Number and be a resident of the U.K.
- Experience with client group desirable
- A full C V will be required with application form
- NVQ level 2 qualifications essential for the job. Beverley Martins can provide training
- Minimum of two references- one must be from previous employer and not more than 3 years old
- Must have Proof of Identity (e.g. Passport)
- Must have Proof of address (e.g. Council tax bill, Full Driving Licence, Bank statement) not mobile telephone bill. Bills must be within three months.
- Understanding of Community Care
- Understanding of equal opportunities (e.g. non-discriminatory practice)
- Car desirable
- Able to work unsociable hours
- Ability to work without direct supervision
- Responsible caring attitude
- Will be required to write reports for the Agency and other external Agencies
- Ability to cook basic dishes
- Commitment and reliability
- Positive attitude to Training and updating skills
- Attend Staff meetings and Team Meetings.
In order to register with Love London Working. You must:
- Be over the age of 16
- Live in London,
- Unemployed / Not in paid work.
Unfortunately if you do not meet this criteria you will not be eligible to register on the programme.