Overview

Home Care Assistant
Heatherfield Home Care Ltd- Livingston Team – Livingston
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CAREER CHANGE OR WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

WE ARE LOOKING TO RECRUIT MOTIVATED, CARING INDIVIDUALS FOR OUR COMMUNITY TEAMS

Heatherfield Home Care Ltd has been caring for residents in West Lothian for over 17 years.
Due to continued growth, we currently have vacancies for enthusiastic, hands-on and committed individuals. We work only in the West Lothian area to ensure a quality of service to our clients

Duties

Social care duties involve assisting clients with all aspects of physical and social care whilst retaining dignity and promoting individuality.

Specific duties may include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Assisting clients to get up or go to bed, provide washing/bathing and dressing activities
• Assist in mobility and use manual handling equipment where necessary
• Continence care
• Medication prompting
• Assisting with meal preparation;
• Kitchen & bathroom hygiene and general household chores
• Keeping accurate records of visits and adherence to care plans.
• Ensuring health & safety and welfare of clients

Person Specification

You should be able to establish and maintain trusting relationships, respect and promote individuals rights to independent living, be confident in providing social services, and take responsibility for providing a quality, professional service.
You must display flexibility, a willingness to learn new skills, compassion, be an excellent communicator (fluent in the English language) and be able to work on your own as well as part of a team.

A minimum of 6 months experience in similar care settings and SVQ2 in Care is an advantage, but not essential, as a full bespoke training programme is provided to successful applicants.

Applicants MUST be over 18 and have their own car and full driving licence as these are community based positions. These posts are based throughout West Lothian. The hours of the posts available include mornings, tea calls and/ or bed downs. The working days are Monday to Friday plus alternate weekends. The posts are likely to cover between 20 and 40 hours per week, depending on your availability. There are also weekend posts available likely to cover between 4 and 16 hours.

This post includes mileage and pro-rata holiday entitlement. There are enhanced rates for evening and weekend working.

Applications can be made in the following way:

*E-mail lesley@ heatherfieldhomecare.co.uk
*or by visiting the company website www. heatherfieldhomecare.co.uk. The website has an application pack which can be completed and sent in.

Interviews for the post will be held in Livingston, with successful candidates commencing an induction training program shortly after this. Please be aware that the induction training program is primarily held during office hours.

Successful applicants must provide a minimum of 2 references and either apply for a PVG Membership (£59), or update an existing PVG membership for adults (£18). Disclosure costs are the applicants responsibility.

The employer has claimed an exception under the Equality Act 2010

About Heatherfield Home Care Ltd

Domiciliary care provider in West Lothian