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23/06/2023

Overview

A care assistant, also known as a personal care assistant or support worker, is responsible for providing support and assistance to individuals who require help with daily activities due to illness, disability, or old age.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with personal care, including bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Help with mobility and transfers, including moving the individual from bed to wheelchair or vice versa.
  • Assist with feeding and administering medication as prescribed.
  • Provide emotional support and companionship to the individual.
  • Assist with household tasks, such as cleaning and laundry.
  • Monitor the individual’s health and well-being and report any concerns to healthcare professionals or family members.
  • Accompany the individual to appointments, social events, and other activities.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of a certified training program may be required, depending on the employer and location.
  • A clear criminal record check and/or vulnerable sector screening may be required.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle may be required for some positions.
  • Experience in a related field, such as healthcare or personal support work, may be preferred.

Skills

  • Compassion, patience, and empathy for the individual being cared for.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with the individual, healthcare professionals, and family members.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to address any issues that may arise.
  • Physical fitness and ability to lift and move the individual as required.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing schedules and responsibilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Note: As a condition of employment, you will be required to provide us with all necessary documents to prove your right to work in the UK, such as a passport or visa, as well as any employment references we may request. Failure to provide these documents may result in the withdrawal of any job offer made to you or the termination of your employment.
Experience
0 to 1 year
Work Level
Entry-Level, No Experience
Employment Type
Full Time, Part Time
Salary
£10.42-£15.00 per hour
Sandy’s Recruitment
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Industry
Human Resources
Company size
10 employees
Phone
+44 7754790464 +44 775479**** Show
Location
Colchester