Care And Support Worker Stroud Gloucester job in Gloucester at Somerset Care Limited

Care and Support Worker (Stroud & Gloucester)

Company: Somerset Care Limited

Location: Gloucester UK

Date Posted:Feb 24, 2015

Care and Support Worker Job Description  Job Title:                            Care and Support Worker Reporting to:              Community Team Supervisor  Job Purpose: The post-holder is employed by Somerset Care Limited, working within a defined geographical area.  The role is to provide the highest standard of care provision working “with” Customers to achieve outcomes, rather than working “for” them.  The purpose of the Care and Support Worker role is to deliver care every day of the year, including early mornings, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.  This is a physically demanding role.  Key Tasks 1.      Enable Customers to remain in their own homes by providing the support and care needed to help them achieve maximum independence which includes providing personal care such as washing, bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting assistance to the customers. Carry out safe Moving and Handling practices in accordance with the Company’s Moving and Handling Policy. To read and understand the Customers’ Care and Support Plan and Risk Assessment and to undertake duties at each visit as stated in these documents. To make accurate and clear records in the Customers folders at each visit. To report to the Manager, any concerns or changes in Customers care requirements. Prepare and monitor food and drink intake to promote a healthy and nutritious balanced diet. Undertake domestic and shopping tasks; completing financial transaction documents inline with Company Policy. Follow Company Policy and training for the safe handling of medication as identified in the Care and Support Plan. To carry out all care calls at the times stipulated on your work rota. To notify the office without delay with regards to any changes made to the programme of work.     General ·         The Company Induction will give you the skills and knowledge to understand your role.·         You will attend regular review meetings, annual appraisals, team meetings, training courses and follow-up refresher courses as required.·         To participate in regular supervision, and annual appraisal meetings.·         Undertake other such duties as may be required by the Manager or Supervisor.·         You will maintain a professional and hygienic appearance.·         You will work in line with the policy on Infection Prevention and Control, according to your role.  Equal Opportunities To promote and act at all times in accordance with the Company's Equal Opportunities Policy.  Confidentiality Your attention is drawn to the confidential nature of this post.  Disclosures of confidential information or disclosures of any data of a personal nature can result in prosecution for an offence under the Data Protection Act 1984 or an action for civil damages under the same Act in addition to any disciplinary action taken by Somerset Care which might include dismissal.  Health and Safety Under the provisions contained in the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, it is the duty of every employee; ·         To take reasonable care of themselves and for others at work.·         To co-operate with the Company, as far as necessary, to enable them carry out their legal duty.·         Not to intentionally or recklessly interfere with anything provided (including personal protective equipment) for health and safety reasons or welfare at work.·         To report any accident or untoward incident, to take appropriate remedial action as appropriate and to report fully to your Manager or Supervisor.·         To ensure that all appropriate risk assessments are in place.  Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Adult First Check The postholder will be subject to an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  This will also include a DBS Adult First Check. All offers of employment are subject to the completion of satisfactory checks.  Such checks will continue to be made throughout the postholder’s employment in line with statutory requirements.  Please Note This job profile is not an exhaustive list of duties, but is intended to give a general indication of the range of work undertaken and will vary in detail in the light of changing demands and priorities within the Service. Substantial changes in the range of work undertaken will be carried out in consultation with the postholder. Person Specification –Care & Support Worker  Criteria EssentialDesirable Experience     Good interpersonal skills Experience of working in a care setting Experience of working alone without direct supervision  Education, Training & Qualifications    Willingness to work towards a relevant care qualification Be flexible in order to attend training courses  QCF/NVQ Level 2 in Care or equivalent Flexibility     Available to work during alternate weekends Attend staff meetings   Attend social events  Willing to undertake extra shifts   Skills & Attributes  Good literacy skills (to be able to produce and read care plans, and to complete running daily records) Good numeracy and literacy skills Ability to remain calm under pressure Flexibility and reliability Honesty and respect for confidentiality Ability to work as part of a team and alone without direct supervision. Caring approach Clean and tidy appearance   Knowledge  Basic knowledge of care Wider knowledge of care industry  © Somerset Care                                                                                               IssueDate: January 2013 View full job description
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