Care Companion

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Care Companion

Location:Ystradgynlais

Hours: Full Time

Salary: £9.00 per hour (£8.75 if unqualified)

Our client is an established Home Care company who have been registered and began training in early 2015. They are looking to hire a Care Companion to join their team and provide high quality homecare services that support the right of customers to live the life they choose as far as they are able.

Duties Include:

  • Visit each nominated citizen, at times directed by the Team Leader and Management.  To be vigilant in looking for any signs of distress or anxiety, deterioration in physical, psychological, mental health or safety of the environment, and to report these as a matter of urgency to your Team Leader or Head Office in their absence.

  • To carry out all duties that is written within each citizen’s personal plan of care in a way that demonstrates respect for privacy, dignity, choice and values, irrespective of severity or disability or personal circumstances.

  • Know your own limitations and summon help or assistance in an emergency situation.  All actions should sustain, support and enhance the independence of the citizen, as specified within their personal plan of care.

  • Get to know each citizen within your care, their needs, wants, goals and outcomes.  Supporting their physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs using a person-centred approach, by observing and promoting the citizen’s privacy, dignity, respect, independence, fulfilment and rights.

  • To be trustworthy, honest and reliable.  Creating good professional working relationships with the individuals, their family, friends and anyone who is involved in their care.

  • Carry out personal care (only where specified on their care plan and subject to appropriate review).  

  • Assist the individual in and out of chairs, beds etc. using agreed procedures.  

  • Assisting individuals to turn to relieve pressure areas and monitoring skin.  

  • Assist the individual with (un)dressing, in the care of aids, equipment (hearing aids, glasses, dentures, prosthesis etc), and all aspects of personal hygiene, including washing, shaving, showering etc.

  • Assist/support with the provision of feed, eating, drinking, and being aware of individual choice, likes/dislikes, nutritional and cultural requirements.  Informing the Team Leader and/or Head Office of any changes.

  • Assist/support individuals to access toilet facilities, emptying of commodes, disposal of incontinence materials, using agreed health and safety procedures.   

  • Encourage citizens to maximize their own abilities and skills.

  • Where it is written within the personal plan of care, to maintain cleanliness of the citizen’s own home.  To meet with health and safety requirements.

  • Where appropriate and home facilities are available, launder and iron clothes and bed linen.

  • Where it is written within the personal plan of care prepare or reheat meals and/or demonstrate to the citizen.

  • Actively plan and encourage individuals (according to ability) to participate in daily activities, outings, community interests etc.

  • General and Domestic duties

  • Maintain accurate written documentation at all times, giving an accurate account as to what has happened during your time with the citizen.

  • Participate in Care for It call monitoring system as appropriate.

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

  • Advise citizens and family/friends of the complaint’s procedure where appropriate.

  • To complete the 12-day induction program and competence in care.  Participate in all training programmes throughout the year, to ensure that your knowledge and skills are current and up to date. Enrol on QCF Level 2 if not already achieved. 

  • Comply with the legal requirements of the Domiciliary Care Agency (Wales) Regulations 2004 and the National Minimum Standards; Health and Safety at Work Act etc.

  • Attend 2 monthly supervisions and monthly meetings.

  •  Be committed and promote the company’s Care & Training Limited Equal Opportunity and Non-Discriminatory Policies and Procedures in relation to service provision and employment issues.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • QCF Level 2 in Care is desirable.  Complete QCF Level 2 within a 2-year period of course commencement if not qualified.

  • Have an understanding of the legislation around moving and handling is essential.

  • Understand the effects of aging, disability, incapacity and illness and the effects these can have on the individual’s well-being. 

  • Good communication skills.

  • Ability to support citizens with all aspects of their daily living in a manner that respects their dignity, is non-judgmental and promotes their independence, choices and privacy.

  • The ability to keep up to date written records as required on a daily basis.

  • Must be a caring, respectful and compassionate individual

  • Excellent time keeper, reliable, trustworthy and honest.

  • Professional, smart, appearance.

If you’re the ideal candidate our client is looking for, please send your CV by clicking the APPLY button

Keywords:  Care, healthcare, support, support worker, care worker, companion, care companion, home care, hygiene, nurse, domestic duties, citizen care

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