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Home Care Assistant

Wandsworth Full-time 10 - 11 per hour Closing date: 06/01/2022
Company Description
Job Description

Home Care Assistant - Earn £10.00 - £11.00 p/h in Wandsworth, Lambeth & Dulwich

Do you want to help people in need and make a difference in their lives? Do you want to work with the elderly, but don't have any experience or qualifications? If so, then becoming a care assistant might be your perfect career.

As someone who cares for others on a daily basis, we know that it can bring huge rewards. And when we say ‘rewarding’, we’re not just talking about pay. As a care assistant, you can make a real difference to the lives of older adults in your local area by giving them the support they need to live independently in their own homes.

Care Assistant Pay & Benefits

  • £10.00 - £11.00 Per Hour

  • Flexible Hours Available - 16-20 Hours Per Week

  • Industry-Leading Training

  • Full PPE Protection

  • Care Certification

  • Employee Benefit Scheme

  • Career Development & Progression Opportunities

Becoming a Care Assistant

As one of our care assistants, you’ll be earning £10.00 - £11.00 per hour with industry-leading training and support provided.

You will be required to work alternative weekends and due to the nature of the role, you will need a full UK driving license & access to reliable transportation to visit your clients.

No specific qualifications or background in care is required to become a care assistant. What’s more important is that you have a natural calling to care for people. With this intact, we provide all the training you need o to become one of our exceptional Home Instead CAREGivers.

As well as supporting older adults within their communities, we support employees by providing opportunities such as advanced industry-leading training, employment opportunities & benefits schemes.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our award-winning, small, family-run, local home care company whose visits always involve a strong element of companionship.

About Home Instead

Home Instead have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation in the local area for truly first-class care. This home care service with the personal touch is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a predominantly private client base, but the focus being on companionship and loneliness prevention. The average visiting time is actually far higher at about 80 minutes and our friendly office team are sensible about travel time and distances as well so you’ll be visiting clients within a pre-agreed area to suit you.

Care Assistant Job Description

This is a totally unique care sector opportunity - We will carefully match you to your own small circle of older adults in your local community and you will support them to live happy, independent lives by providing:

  • Prompting & assisting your clients with their medication

  • Support getting in & out of the shower & getting dressed

  • Help to & from the loo

  • Preparing simple meals and light household duties

  • Companionship, a cup of tea & a natter

  • Shopping tips, social Calls, appointments, clubs hobbies (own car advantageous)

The Benefits of Becoming a Care Assistant

  • Flexible Part-time hours are available between 16-20 hours per week (unfortunately, we cannot offer purely school hours or full-time as each employee only has a small circle of their own regular clients) 

  • If you have some availability mornings (ideally starting at 0:00) or tea/evening times (ideally starting at :00) & a couple of hours alternate weekends, then this position could fit around your other interests & commitments

  •  Excellent training is provided and you’ll meet some like-minded people

  •  The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day and putting a smile on your client’s faces

Additional Information

Client Description

The client wants the CAREGiver to;
•    Check that he has taken his tablets
•    Check that he has had some food and drink (refer to Section 4)
•    Check that he is appropriately dressed
•    Accompany him to collect his daily paper from the local shop. He likes The Times
•    Support with putting washing on, drying clothes, and putting away washed laundry.
•    Once a week change his bed
•    Tidy up in the kitchen as required
•    Assist with cleaning his two glass tables in his lounge.
•    Provide reassurance when he feels down
•    Provide companionship and engage in conversation of interest to him.

Due to Government regulations, CAREGivers will need to be vaccinated or intend to be vaccinated prior to the 1st of April 2022 unless medically exempt.

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