Position - Domiciliary Care Worker

Job Description

The Domiciliary Care worker works as part of a team providing personal, domestic and social care at home to vulnerable individuals (including frail elderly, those with physical and learning disabilities and mental health) and their carers.


The various tasks to be performed by the domiciliary care worker may cover all or some of the following according to the individual needs of the client assessed by the appropriate professionals.


Key Responsibilities
Personal Care as specified on the care plan for the service user. This includes assisting service users with all aspects of personal hygiene i.e. washing, shaving, showering etc.

  • Assist service users with toileting, dressing/undressing and feeding
  • Assist service users with mobility and transfer using correctly any specialised equipment provided.
  • Administer prescribed medication, only as directed by a qualified medical practitioner under the direction of a supervisor
  • Assist service users with therapeutic programmes as directed by relevant professionals
  • Domestic Care when directed, maintain cleanliness of Service users home to ensure a safe environment set out in the health and safety requirements.
  • When directed by the supervisor, preparing meals, lighting fires, attending to laundry, and ensuring a safe and hygienic environment.
  • Social Care to actively encourage service users according to their capabilities in the care plan to participate in daily activities. To have the ability to listen and provide support to individual clients and carers.
  • Managing affairs under direction of supervisor, for example, collecting benefits, shopping.
  • Collaboration with other personnel involved in the care of the service user i.e. G.P’s, Nurses, and Social Workers etc.
  • General duties the domiciliary worker must maintain accurate and reliable information recorded in line with Strabane District Caring Services policies and procedures.
  • Participating in Induction programme and in-service training
  • Relevant administration (completion of timesheets, incident forms, activity sheets, etc)
  • Attending meetings (staff, assessment, team)
  • Adhere to and ensure safe practice according to health and safety procedures
  • Any other appropriate duties as directed by the Care Coordinator.
  • The confidentiality of the client must be maintained at all times.
  • To comply with training and development requirements set out by Strabane District Caring Services
  • Participate in Induction programme, attend in-service training and update mandatory training when required.
  • To adhere to the Health and Safety policy and procedures set out by Strabane District Caring Services i.e. Domiciliary Care Regulations, National Minimum Standards and Health and Safety at Work Act etc.
  • The Domiciliary care worker must always liase closely with the Supervisor, reporting any significant or unusual change i.e. accidents, incidents or illness etc.   

Monday-Friday for Morning/Lunch and Afternoon (Tea) runs: £11.60 per hour

Monday-Friday Bed (Night) runs and Saturday/Sunday (all runs): £12.15 per hour

PLUS Mileage at 30p per Mile

Essential

  • Satisfactory Access NI  vetting procedure
  • NISCC registration
  • Satisfactory References
  • Full driving licence
  • Access to a vehicle for work purposes

 

Desirable

  • 6 months experience in formal care setting
  • NVQ Level 2 in Care or equivalent
  • NISCC registered
  • Up to date Emergency First Aid
  • Up to date Moving and Handling
  • Up to date Food and Hygiene
  • 6 months formal experience

 

Additional Information

Two weeks alternating rota :

  • Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Week 2: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Job Info

REF
DOMCARE(03/21)
Start Date:
Closing Date:
Contract Type:
Full Time , Part Time
Salary / Package:
Monday-Friday for Morning/Lunch and Afternoon (Tea) runs:£11.60 per hour Monday-Friday Bed (Night) runs and Saturday/Sunday (all runs):£12.15 per hour. PLUS mileage at 30p per mile
Sector(s):
Domiciliary Care
Location(s):
Derry/Londonderry , Strabane

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