Care Assistant / Care Worker / Support Worker

Divine Care
Kingston Upon Thames (London Borough), London (Greater)
03 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Care Assistant / Care Worker / Support Worker

Salary: Competitive

We are delighted to be recruiting experienced and conscientious Care Assistant to start immediately!

Care Assistant Job role:

  • To implement care plans by directly providing practical, physical, social and emotional care in client’s own homes. 
  • To create a supportive, safe atmosphere in which clients can achieve maximum independence. 
  • To follow Divine Motions’ policies and procedures

Care Assistant Main Activities:

The specific requirements of each assignment will vary and these will be discussed with you before you accept the assignment. As a carer you must meet equal opportunities for everyone and be sensitive and responsive to the race, culture, religion, age, disability,  gender  and  sexuality  of  the  client  who  is  receiving  care  and  their representatives.

Care Assistant Specific Duties

You will provide care according to the client’s specific diagnosis and needs.  Your duties will include:

  • Communicating effectively with the client, the multi-disciplinary team and Divine Motions
  • Work as team and share expertise
  • Must be able to work as team and demonstrate professionalism
  • Keeping accurate, factual written accounts of your time with the client
  • Following the Divine Motions Assisting with Medication - Carers Policy, as outlined in the handbook
  • An awareness of the client’s emotional and spiritual needs
  • Observing and following the Divine Motions Health and Safety policy

Personal care duties may include:

  • Washing and bathing
  • Use of bath aids
  • Assisting the client to shave
  • Mouth care
  • Assisting the client to dress and undress
  • Eye care
  • Pressure area care
  • Catheter/ Urosheath care
  • Emptying of colostomy bag
  • Management of incontinence
  • Exercise as appropriate to the client’s abilities
  • Moving and handling

Other duties you may be asked to perform tasks such as:

  • Meal preparation
  • Light household duties which may include

Laundry, dusting, vacuuming, tidying, bed making, keeping the refrigerator clean and ensuring the contents have not expired.

  • Care of pets
  • Escorting clients to appointments
  • Making transport arrangements
  • Any other duties which may be part of a specific assignment
  • Shopping – ensuring all receipts are kept
  • Assist  with Medication

Knowledge and Expertise

  • General care experience
  • Ideally some experience in caring for clients in their own home
  • Ideally QCF /Diploma Level 2 or 3

Essential Requirements:

An Enhanced disclosure with the Criminal Records Bureau is a requirement.

If you would like to be considered for this position then please click ‘APPLY’ below.

This role may be commutable from: New Malden, Twickenham, Hounslow, Surbiton, Merton, Croydon, Sutton, Richmond, Teddington, Surrey, Esher, Mole Valley, Waltham & Thames, Ashsted, Richmond, Hampton, Teddington, Twickenham, Whitton and Barnes.

This role may be relevant if you have previous experience of: Residential Support Worker, Care Worker, Social Care, Social Worker, Home Support, Child Support, Care Coordinator, Disability Support, Vulnerable Care, Elderly Care, Adult Care, Mental Health Worker, Relief Carer, Waking Night Worker, Outreach Support, Dementia Care, Healthcare Assistant, Nurse, Nursing Assistant, Youth Worker and Project Worker


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