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Homecare Worker

  • Job reference: NCCHCW
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: 6 x Homecare Workers
Nottingham Adult Services
£13.00ph
3 month ongoing (shifts between 4pm and 11pm)

The successful candidates will work seven shifts over a two week rota. The agency staff will work within Nottingham's homecare service, providing homecare to citizens who are either awaiting discharge from hospital or have been referred from the community.

The workers provide a range of essential support relating to medication management, reablement to support a return to independence, assistance with personal care and mobility and other activities to support independent living. They will work specifically within the 'Social Care Reablement' team which receives all referrals for new homecare packages. Part of this team's remit is to support safe discharge from hospital and also reduce hospital admissions through intervention prior to crisis.

1 Assist and support citizens to exercise choice and control in accordance with their needs, preferences and aspirations.

2 Encourage, motivate and support citizens to maintain or regain maximum independence in all aspects of daily living and purposeful activities.

3 Develop and coordinate leisure and social activities that promote self esteem, confidence and a purposeful day. This can include one to one or conversations, group activities, supporting citizens with their individual interests, developing or maintaining contact with family, friends and community, accompanying citizens on outings, collection of shopping, pensions etc.

4 Undertake introductory visits where required, with citizens their families and carers, to share information about the service.

5 Write and maintain up to date individual person centred care plans for citizens.

6 Monitor care and welfare and record information accurately and keep it up to date on running records, care plans and other written communication systems.

7 Distribute and administer medication and keep accurate records of all medicines dispensed in line with legislation and departmental procedures.

8 Undertake personal care tasks in a respectful caring manner, while realising the need for citizens to maintain their dignity. This may include: assisting to get up and go to bed, wash, dress, oral care and grooming, eat, use the toilet and assist with use of commode, emptying etc. and continence management.

Requirements:
- Driving Licence and access to a vehicle
- Enhanced DBS
- Manual Handling training
- Prior experience as a Carer

Please note that suitable candidates will need to attend their first visit at 07:00 and last visit at 22:00. This is non negotiable due to the service users requirements.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email theo.mason@servicecare.org.uk

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!