Domiciliary Care Workers Needed in Suffolk


Job description
Purpose of Position

To enable and / or assist individuals to remain in the community, to be supported and maintained safely in their own homes and thereby enhance the quality of life.
Encouraging your service user's individuality and independence
Helping your service user to maintain relationships with neighbours, the neighbourhood and familiar activities and surroundings, providing social contact, especially for service users who live alone
Assisting other care workers and professionals to provide care for your service user
Being the face of 'care in the community' and acting as our representative
Principle Responsibilities:

To visit nominated Service Users, at times directed by the Care Coordinators and management.
To be particularly vigilant for signs of distress or anxiety in Service Users; any deterioration in physical and /or mental health, or safety of the environment, and to report these as a matter of urgency to your manager or coordinator in her absence.
To carry out all tasks in a way that demonstrates respect for the privacy, dignity and value of all users, irrespective of severity or disability or personal circumstances.
To summon appropriate assistance in an emergency. All actions should sustain, support and enhance the independence of Service Users, as specified in their care plan.
Personal Care(only where specified on the care plan and subject to appropriate review):
Assist Service Users in/out of bed, chairs, etc., using agreed procedures. Assist Service Users in turning to relieve pressure areas.
Assist Service Users in (un)dressing, care of aids and personal equipment (hearing aids, glasses, dentures, prosthesis, etc).
Assist Service Users in all aspects of personal hygiene, i.e. washing, shaving, showering etc.
Assist Service Users in feeding.
Assist Service Users to access toilet facilities, emptying commodes and disposal of incontinence materials, using agreed health and safety procedures.
Encourage Service Users to maximise their own abilities and skills
Where directed, maintain cleanliness of Service Users home, to meet with health and safety requirements.
Light fires or operate other sources of warmth.
Where appropriate home facilities are available, launder and iron clothes and/or bed linen.
Undertake essential shopping, payment of bills.
Where directed prepare or reheat meals provided and/or demonstrate to service user.
Mileage and Travel time will be paid for.

Roles available in Ipswich, Saxmundham, Leiston, Bury St Edmunds, Needham Market, Sudbury, Woodbridge and Felixstowe.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £9.00-£10.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
PPE Provided

Ad ID:
7 weeks ago
A&A Manager
Joined: Oct 2021