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Home Care - Community Care Worker

Salary:
£9.15 - £10.50 per hour Monthly pay
Location:
Ashford
Company:
Care in Kent

Description

Care Worker Job Description

Follow instructions in the clients personal care and support plan which has been agreed with each client. This may include:

  • All aspects of personal care
    • Showering and bathing
    • Dressing and grooming
    • Toileting and continence care
    • Teeth and dentures
  • Taking medicines
    • Encouraging, reminding; assisting and giving medicines
    • Ordering and collecting prescriptions
    • Returning unwanted medicines to the pharmacy for safe disposal
  • Eating and drinking
    • Helping the client to plan what to eat and drink
    • Gentle encouragement and help to eat and drink well
    • Shopping, preparing and serving food and drinks
    • Clearing the table, washing up and keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy;
    • Agreeing with the client how to store food safely and dispose of out of date produce
  • Safely using aids and personal equipment in a manner that respects the dignity of clients. For example
    • Standing and walking frames
    • Wheelchairs, manual and electric hoists
    • Sliding sheets and moving boards
    • Hearing aids and other physical aids
  • Housework
    • Washing floors, vacuuming and sweeping
    • Laundry and ironing, making beds and changing the linen
    • Dusting and general tidying
  • Social and physical activities or mental stimulation such as
    • Answering the door and greeting visitors
    • Answering emergency bells and the telephone
    • Writing cards and letters or emails
    • Taking a client out shopping, to see their friends or to other activities
    • Hobbies and recreations such as reading, photo albums, games, etc
  • Supporting a client through temporary and terminal illness, including
    • End of life care
    • Hospital appointments
    • Liaising with community health support and families

Recording and reporting

  • Record and report all relevant client information including
    • The care and support that you provide and assistance with medicines
    • Changes to a client’s condition or other concerns
    • Faulty equipment or hazards in the home
    • Response to emergencies, accidents and incidents
    • Safeguarding matters
    • Contact with families or carers and other professionals
    • Other matters as required by Care in Kent procedures
  • Keep all information about clients and their families secure and confidential

Work well as part of the Care in Kent team

  • Follow Care in Kent policies, procedures and guidance at all times
  • Take part in staff and client meetings
  • Attend training activities and appraisal and development meetings

This list is not exhaustive and from time to time you may be required to undertake additional duties. We will provide full training in line with regulatory requirements.

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