Live In Carers Needed
Are you a caring, honest person, with good practical skills and a friendly and cheerful disposition?
We are looking for Live-in Community Carers to provide reliable and practical support enabling people in their own homes to maintain and maximise their independence in accordance with their care plan.
You will need to be able to promote autonomy, be able to respond to changing needs and create good routes of communication between the people who require support, their families and the River Exe Healthcare Management Team.
A good live-in carer has a friendly and caring approach and the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. Patience and a sense of humour are also important. We require Community Care Workers to carry out their duties in accordance with the River Exe Healthcare’s Policies and Procedures.
- Competitive full time salary
- Employee Assistance Programme.
- Away days & company paid activities
- Use of pool cars at highly subsidised rates.
- Blue Light Card
- Company-sponsored training development.
- Career Progression Opportunities
- Generous staff referral scheme
- Will have previous experience within care capacity, whether this be community, care home, hospital or similar or perhaps caring for a family member, though not essential as full training given.
- You must be a driver with a valid driving licence, ideally with access to car, though pool cars available.
- Have a calm, polite and caring nature.
- Genuine interest in supporting vulnerable adults and wanting to make a difference.
Live-In care Tasks:
- Establishing a working relationship with service users in order that the carer understands their service users’ specific needs and wishes as well as providing companionship.
- Helping service users with daily personal care such as washing, dressing, undressing, bathing, using the toilet, meal, and drink preparation, feeding themselves
- Helping to organise recreational activities as required.
- Helping Service Users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including promotion of continence.
- Assisting service users in the use of equipment to promote independence.
- Assisting the service users with moving and positioning.
- Supporting the promotion of mental and physical health of service users by talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them activities such as reading writing, hobbies, and interests of a recreational nature.
- Carrying out general household tasks such as housework, laundry, and shopping.
- Making and change beds, tidy rooms, and empty commodes as appropriate.
- Housework to maintain a clean and safe environment.
- Laundry, ironing and arranging for mending/replacement of service users clothing.
- Prepare and serve meals, drinks and snacks to Service Users.
- Setting the table or tray, and tidy following meals.
- Answering, the door and greet visitors with courtesy and respect.
- Respecting and maintaining the service user’s home at all times.