Job Description – Live-In Carer

Role Purpose: To provide personal, practical and social care of the highest standard to clients assigned to you, adhering to company policies and procedures and industry legislation at all times.

Reporting to: Care Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

Personal Care: To assist our clients with all aspects of personal care in accordance with the client’s individual care plan which may include the following tasks:

  • Assistance with dressing and undressing
  • Washing, bathing and showering
  • Personal hygiene requirements
  • Care of pressure areas
  • Caring for the skin, teeth, mouth, hair and nails
  • Positioning and movement of clients with poor mobility
  • Prompting and administration of medication
  • The management of incontinence
  • Assistance with toileting and cleaning of toileting equipment
  • Assistance with eating and drinking meeting nutritional and cultural needs
  • Prompt reporting of changes to the client’s health or wellbeing
  • Organising and managing medical and health related appointments
  • Ordering and management of medication

Social Care: To actively assist and support clients in all aspects of their social and emotional interests and wellbeing. Such tasks may include:

  • Participating with our client in social, leisure and personal interests
  • Providing companionship and emotional support to our clients and their families
  • Organising and accompanying clients on outings and social engagements
  • Assisting our clients to manage personal and financial affairs
  • Organising and maintaining regular contact with our client’s family and friends
  • Encouraging and assisting our clients to pursue and achieve personal goals and wishes
  • To participate in meetings and reviews where the care worker’s direct knowledge of the care of the client is an essential element in the process

Domestic Care: To ensure that domestic tasks are completed to the highest standard. Such tasks may include:

  • Washing and ironing of clothes and linen
  • Food shopping and food stock rotation
  • Cooking and serving well balanced nutritious meals for our clients and their guests
  • Cleaning and maintaining a high standard of cleanliness throughout the client’s property
  • Light garden and property maintenance
  • Organising and maintaining garden and property maintenance and services

Person Specification

Key skills and abilities

Essential

  • The ability and desire to work as a Live-In Carer for EnViva for a minimum of 3 months including agreed periods of time off
  • A resilient character capable of living away from home and dealing with a variety of clients and situations
  • Have the confidence and competence to work well both within a team and alone in ‘sole charge’ with clients in their home
  • Be a confident cook and be willing to cook healthy and nutritious meals for clients and have an understanding of the importance of a well balanced diet
  • Have the aptitude to undertake and co9mplete our training programme
  • Have the ability to learn and to accept guidance on UK legislation, best practice and care standard requirements
  • Be eligible to work in the UK with a clear police or criminal record check in country of origin or last residence
  • Be patient and tolerant with the ability to allow clients to retain as much independence and dignity as possible.
  • Ability to identify risks and work towards eliminating these
  • An ability to respect confidentiality, dignity and privacy of clients
  • Be capable of running a household with efficiency
  • Basic numerical skills
  • Have the ability to accept guidance and have a desire to develop through experience, further training and qualifications
  • Ability to respect and accept individual opinions, preferences and decisions in relation to our company, our clients and their families
  • Ability to convey information clearly and accurately and produce appropriate written and verbal communications
  • Good communication skills with an acceptable standard of verbal and written English. Ability to keep clear records and report issues as required
  • To be honest, trustworthy, reliable and responsible
  • To have a good standard of health and fitness to enable them to safely carry out the tasks required
  • Have a pleasant, caring and cheerful personality with the ability to use their own initiative
  • The desire and ability to promote and maintain the positive image of EnViva Care at all times

Desirable

  • An interest in building a long term career in Care, Nursing or Social Care field.
  • Car Driver with a valid licence
  • Car owner
  • Hold an NQV or QCF qualification in Health and Social Care
  • Relevant care experience that can be checked and verified by way of written references
  •  Hold a social care qualification in country of origin or last residence
  • Have the desire and ability to progress to a more senior position and hold additional responsibilities
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