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Domiciliary Care Worker

Salary:
£9.02 - £9.29 per hour
Location:
Tudeley
Company:
Rapport Housing and Care

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The Scheme has a vacancy for a location specific Domiciliary Care Worker, who's principal responsibilities include providing care and support to individuals in their own homes in keeping with their individually tailored care plans.

Being location specific, all our Domiciliary Care Worker's fulfil their client's care needs within the scheme, negating travel costs and alleviating the pressures of time felt within the wider community as staff rush from one post code to another.

The ideal Domiciliary Care Worker will demonstrate

  • A caring and compassionate approach
  • Patience and understanding of older people
  • Evidence of competence to undertake the post
  • Basic care competencies in the voluntary, public or private sectors
  • Strong commitment to the provision of non-discriminatory care and to providing excellence
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • Efficient and effective administrative skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Honesty, trustworthiness, reliability and respectfulness.
  • An understanding of Health & Safety
  • Good communication and negotiation skills with different groups, e.g. staff, residents, local community
  • Understanding of different values / cultures of residents and staff
  • Team working skills
  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Professionalism

The ideal Domiciliary Care Worker will have the ability to:

  • Play an active role in creating a good environment
  • Prioritise their work
  • Be aware of the support needed by others, consider how they can support them and encourage and support them
  • Recognise and work to meet where possible the diverse and unique needs of each tenant
  • Manage conflict
  • Train for and take on additional responsibilities
  • Listen carefully and attentively
  • Respect the dignity and privacy of all those they come into contact with
  • Apply their knowledge and training in the workplace
  • Uphold the policies and procedures of The Organisation

Rapport Housing & Care offers Supported, Residential and Nursing Care to older people with physical frailty and Dementia across Kent.

Our Philosophy:

We want everyone who meets us, no matter in what context, to experience our friendly, caring, compassionate philosophy, which runs through our whole organisation. We are a leading housing and care provider in the south-east, flexible and responsive to the needs of people in later life.

Our Values:

Compassion: behaving in a manner that treats people with respect and dignity, listening to what they say and responding;

Openness: Offering high quality services that are adaptable, flexible and that meet the changing needs of service users in a manner that offers genuine choice;

Integrity: acting at all times in an honest and straightforward way with all those with whom we come into contact;

People focussed: reflecting the ethos inherent in the organisations philosophy.

Benefits of working for us include:

  • We pay the National Living Wage to all of our employees, regardless of their age
  • 28 days paid holiday (pro-rota if part time)
  • Comprehensive Induction and Training Packages Continual professional development including our Academy & National Diploma courses
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme Opportunities to progress.

Confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments and medical clearance.

Rapport Housing & Care offers Supported, Residential and Nursing Care to older people with physical frailty and Dementia across Kent.

*Mileage for travel between schemes is paid in accordance with our expenses policy.

If you have any questions about the role or about Rapport Housing and Care, please feel free to contact Sarah Sheers on 01474 249059 or 07507 645300

Otherwise and to apply, please click on the apply now button and complete the online form.

Rapport Housing & Care values the diversity that exists in all our communities and works towards this being reflected in our workforce.

Charity No: 254140.

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