Care Assistant

Recruiter
Blue Turtle Health Solutions
Location
Hereford
Salary
£7.20 to £8.21 Per hour
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
Care Assistants Wanted for Domiciliary Care Role

Ledbury and Hereford - 20 hours per week

The Role: Work with elderly people who live in their own homes and may need just a small amount of support e.g. help with shopping or companionship through to care visits with one or two carers several times per day.

Working as a Care Assistant is an extremely rewarding job. In order to do the job well you need to have a caring nature, be flexible and organised in your work, enjoying taking on responsibility and making a real difference to other people's lives.

The main skills and qualities required are:

Friendly and caring nature
Genuine desire to help people
Ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages
tact and sensitivity
Respectful approach to elderly clients
Patience and a sense of humour
Reliability and flexibility
Team working skills and the ability to use your own initiative
Ability to work to health and safety guidelines
Ability to remain calm under pressure

Carers travel between client's homes according to their rota and stay different lengths of time with each client depending on what their care needs are. One call may be to prepare a light lunch for a client and give them their medication and then next call may be to take a client to a doctors appointment or to the hairdresser.

Candidates must hold a driving licence and have own car. Also be able to work every other weekend.

This role will require the candidate to hold a current or be willing to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check

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