Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Deploy a person-centred approach in taking care of the client’s physical, emotional, cultural and social needs.
  • Monitor and encourage the client’s preference, independence, dignity, privacy, fulfilment and rights as an individual. 
  • Create and maintain a positive, personal and professional relationship with clients, their family and friends. 
  • Work together and support fellow care workers. 
  • Follow the regulatory and statutory obligations of Star Homecare by adhering to policies, procedures and guidelines.


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Dress appropriately, wearing uniform and using personal protective equipment 
  • Attend and participate in all relevant meetings
  • Attend and carry out all training required 
  • To aim to ensure everyone has equal treatment and equal access to services and employment
  • Any other duties requested by Senior Management, which are within the scope of the post
  • Full driver’s license and own transport 
  • Flexibility is key, as evening, weekend and live-in work may be required depending on the client

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

-Provision of Care

  • Provide care for clients with a range of needs, illnesses and disabilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of the care and support the client requires 
  • Carry out tasks detailed in the client’s care and support plan 
  • Promote the independence of the client and encourage self-motivation in order avoid dependant behaviour
  • Contribute to the care and support plans of the clients by regularly feeding back to your line manager
  • Assist clients in getting up in the morning and going to bed at night
  • Assist clients in bathing
  • Assist clients to dress and undress
  • Assist clients to look after their teeth, skin, hair and nails
  • Assist clients with continence management, toileting and personal hygiene
  • Assist clients with the medication, adhering to the clients Medication Assessment
  • Prepare food and beverages for the client, maintain awareness of the client’s preference, likes/dislikes and dietary needs
  • Carry out light household duties including tidying, cleaning and laundry, as outlined in the care plan 
  • Use manual handling equipment correctly and safely 
  • Take responsibility for the safe handling of property and equipment belonging to the client
  • Converse with the client, actively listen to them about their interests, and provide them with companionship 
  • Enable the client to contact their family and friends and manage personal affairs
  • Accompany the client on trips 
  • To ensure as safe as possible the living environment for the Client, whilst respecting the Client’s choice, independence and rights.

-Recording and Reporting

  • Carry out detailed and accurate records into the PASS system in respect of care and medication and tasks undertaken
  • Regularly read care plans, recognise and action changes
  • To protect the confidentiality of the client, only passing on information to those authorised to receive it
  • Report any issues concerning the care, support, well-being or behaviour of the client and update PASS records accordingly
  • Recognise signs of abuse and immediately report to the manager 
  • Report complaints to the office or manager
  • Contact the office or Out of Hours Care Coordinator if running late