Location: Kendal, Cumbria
Position reports to: Home Care Worker
Job Purpose Summary: You will provide quality person-centred care to support people in their own home.
Full-time post - Driving is essential, experience preferred but not essential as full training is given. We use a new state of the art mobile APP so smart phone is required.
Service Users (this may include working flexibly and to include evenings, weekends and public holidays). As a Home Care Worker, you will do one of the most important jobs in the community; you will help other people to retain as much independence as possible. Providing this is not easy and skill, sensitivity and kindness is required.
Health and Social Care within 6 months and attend relevant training as directed by Twilight Years Ltd, this include completing the Care Certificate Be willing to provide shadow cover to new applicants and offer feedback information to the HR
Main Tasks – This list is typical of tasks which can include some or all of the following:
▪ Moving and Handling: Mobility and transfers, helping individuals in and out of bed, chairs, toilet, showers
Service User Groups: Home Care Worker duties are performed in the homes of the following groups of people:
▪ Older adults
The first six-month period will constitute a probationary period, when this is completed, employment will be confirmed. The attributes to attain a successful probationary period will include good attendance, delivery of person-centred care, successful supervision, completion or reasonable progress of NVQ qualification, training and line manager recommendation.
Qualities Required How Essential or
1 A warm person-centred approach and the ability to Interview Essential engage with the Service User
2 Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills Interview Essential
3 Good written communication skills Interview Essential
4 Ability to read and understand instructions Interview Essential
5 Ability to work on own initiative Interview Essential
6 Ability to work in teams Interview Desirable
7 Experience of working in Care Interview Desirable
8 A common-sense attitude to problem solving and reaction Interview Desirable to emergencies
9 Ability to liaise with other agencies Interview Desirable
10 An understanding of the post of Home Care Worker with Interview Essential
Twilight Years Ltd
11 Understanding and commitment to EO and anti- Interview Essential discriminatory practice
12 Good work ethic, timekeeping, reliability, etc Interview Essential
13 Use of a mobile device to access work rota Interview Essential
14 Availability and willingness to work unsociable hours Interview Essential
15 Vehicle owner and willingness to use vehicle for work, with Application Desirable
16 Possession of relevant qualification i.e. NVQ 2 Health and Interview Desirable