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Care Assistant

Company:
Home Instead, Lytham, Fylde and Wyre
Region:
North West
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Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities · Reflect the core values of Home Instead franchise · Contribute to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life · Document daily activities and report any significant changes in a client’s needs or living conditions · Maintain regular communication with line manager and office staff Companionship Services which could include, but are not limited to: · Offer companionship and conversation · Monitor diet and eating · Stimulate and encourage through a variety of activities (for example clothing selection, hobbies and crafts) · Arrange and provide reminders for appointments, activities and outings · Help with travel arrangements · Assist with walking (lending an arm to steady) · Accompany to appointments and social events (for example visiting friends or family, lunch, club meetings) Home Help Services which could include, but are not limited to: · Run errands / collect prescriptions etc · Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, washing and ironing, taking out rubbish, caring for houseplants etc.) · Organise and tidy cupboards and check food expiry dates · Plan prepare and tidy away meals · Answer the door · Assist with pet care · Supervise home maintenance · Help with shopping and oversee home deliveries Personal Care Services which could include, but are not limited to: · Provide medication reminders · Help with bathing, dressing and grooming · Help with continence care · Assist to eat and drink · Provide Dementia / Alzheimer care · Provide respite / convalescence care · Assist with morning/wake up and or evening/tuck in Secondary Responsibilities · Participate in company sponsored training and social events including Care professional meetings · Report hours according to office policy & communicate changes in availability in a timely manner · Participate in PEAQ engagement Survey · Document client information in Client and Life Journal · May require you to run errands and provide incidental transportation for a client using your vehicle or a client’s vehicle · Perform other reasonable duties as assigned Essential Criteria · Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect · Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations · Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build relationships with clients and their families in a friendly and pleasant manner · Willingness to work and communicate professionally with Home Instead office teams and other social and health care professionals · Respect for people with different backgrounds and beliefs to your own and who may have a range of medical conditions. Commitment to non-discriminatory care practice · Willing to seek guidance when needed and follow instructions · Excellent time keeper who is organized and reliable · Ability to adapt to change quickly and make common sense decisions at short notice · Good hygiene practice, including personal hygiene and a smart appearance · Good level of stamina and fitness to meet the physical demands of the job · This role will require you to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the relevant body . Driver Essential. · Class 1 business insurance (if using own car for business purposes)

Why work for
Home Instead, Lytham, Fylde and Wyre
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A career, not just a job, progression opportunities, flexible working, high rates of pay.
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