Caremark Brent

Home Care Job Vacancies

Care Assistant

Location: Brent
Salary:
Hours: Flexible

Summary of role

To share with other staff in meeting the personal care and support needs of customers in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes their independence. Care Assistants are expected to provide care and support similar to what a family member would offer, rather than tasks typically handled by a nurse.

Principal responsibilities
  • To assist customers who need help getting up and going to bed in the morning and evenings, including dressing and undressing, washing, bathing and going to the toilet.
  • To help customers with their mobility and with any physical disabilities, including incontinence and use of personal aids and equipment.
  • To care for customers who are temporarily sick and need bed nursing and help with feeding etc.
  • To provide care and support for customers who are terminally ill.
  • To help in the promotion of mental and physical activities of customers through talking, outings, reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.
  • To make and change beds, light cleaning, emptying commodes and general tidying.
  • To inspect, launder and mend customers’ clothes.
  • To set tables and trays, prepare and serve light meals, clearing away and washing up.
  • To be tackled is reading and writing reports and being involved in customers’ reviews and training activities.
  • To adhere to all Caremark’s policies and procedures at all times.
  • To report either to the Field Care Supervisor or Care Manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a customer.
  • To encourage the independence of customers wherever possible.
Personal attributes

It is considered essential that Care Assistants possess the following qualities:

  • Self motivated & well organised.
  • Flexible.
  • Caring & sensitive to the needs of others.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Please Note, We are not considering overseas applications on this Occasion.

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