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Domiciliary Care Assistant


Carrickfergus, Larne & Whitehead

Code: TRA/DCA/CLW/0321

Job Description

  • 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

Supporting service users with all aspects of daily living needs, including personal care, Meal preparation and medication

Job Specification:

  1. To visit nominated Service Users, at times directed by the Care Coordinators and management.
  2. Assist Service Users in all aspects of personal hygiene, i.e. washing, shaving, showering etc (only where specified on the care plan and subject to appropriate review):
  3.  Encourage Service Users to maximise their own abilities and skills
  4. Where directed, maintain cleanliness of Service Users home, to meet with health and safety requirements.
  5. Where directed prepare or reheat meals provided and/or demonstrate to service user.
  6. Actively encourage Service Users, according to their capabilities, to participate in all aspects of daily living activities.
  7. Develop and maintain personal contact with the Service User through talking and listening.
  8. Provide support as part of a caring team, liaising with informal carers, other agencies, or professionals, as necessary.
  9. Assist the management to maintain good relationships with other personnel involved in the care of the Service User, i.e. Community Nurses, Social Workers, GP's, etc., as part of a caring team.
  10. As required maintain accurate, legible, records and submit them on a regular basis to the manager.
  11. Always maintain confidentiality.

Carry out all care duties as per individual care plan, to develop and maintain a professional working relationship with clients and work colleagues.

To comply with health and safety policies and procedures, undertake annual mandatory training and other training throughout the year that’s deemed necessary for the role

Job Benefits:

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Paid travel time between calls
  • Paid Vehicle Related Expenses based on miles travelled
  • Full holiday entitlement
  • Free uniform
  • Paid training
  • Career advancement through learning

Other Information:

Full time, Part time hours available, Must be available every other weekend

Rate: Starting £9.15 per hour

Type: Full Time

Location: Carrickfergus, Larne & Whitehead

Recruitor: Diane Stewart

Department: Homecare Northern Trust

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