Healthcare Assistant

Location
Cranbrook, Kent
Salary
£4.85/hr (mileage for drivers extra)
Posted
11 Apr 2018
Closes
09 May 2018
Ref
KT&A1734
Job Level
Apprentice
Contract Type
Apprenticeship
Hours
Full Time

Employer Description

Jasmine Care South East Ltd is a domiciliary care agency operating across Kent providing companionship and personal care to Service Users in their own homes.

Description of vacancy

Providing individual care for Service Users in their own home. You will provide person-centred care supporting and enabling Service Users to complete a range of social, physical and personal care needs.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain clear written records in the Care Plan; monitoring the Service Users day-to-day wellbeing and recording the details of your visit to each Service User
  • Assist Service Users with personal care including; washing, dressing / undressing, dental, hair care and toileting whilst helping them to remain as independent as possible
  • Assisting with treatment / medication as prescribed by the GP and District Nurses
  • Prepare and serve meals and drinks
  • Assist with domestic needs which might include domestic work, shopping, collecting pensions and possibly correspondence
  • Escort the Service User to hospital / doctor appointments if required
  • Record any concerns or changes to the Service User in their Care Plan and report this to the office

Wage

£4.85/hr

(mileage for drivers extra)

Hours

  • 5 days per week minimum inc. 1 weekend in 4
  • 16 hours +/week
  • Shifts 7am – 2pm and/or 4pm – 9pm

Qualifications Required

Minimum achieved Grade D or equivalent in English and Maths.

Clean full driving licence.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Positive approach to problem solving
  • Practical
  • Previous caring experience (preferable but not essential as full training given)

Full clean driving licence essential

Personal Qualities

  • Kind, patient and friendly with a helpful disposition
  • Sensitive to individual needs
  • Capable of dealing with bodily fluids

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

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