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Care work

Support workers & care assistants

In these vital, front-line roles, you’ll take support plans for adults with varying needs and implement them, giving each person you support the most independent, diverse and satisfying life possible.

This job is all about helping people make their own choices and live with dignity and joy, but also about personal care and daily living needs in residential homes.

Support workers & care assistants
Starting from £9.79 per hour

Your role will include supporting people with:

  • Personal and intimate care
  • Moving and handling
  • Eating and drinking
  • Household tasks – shopping, cooking and cleaning
  • Taking medication (under supervision)
  • Taking part in meaningful daily activities
  • Health programmes such as physical exercise and healthy eating
  • Emotional support and encouragement

Our staff work patterns are determined by the needs of the people you are supporting. This will mean working shifts, weekends and bank holidays. For some roles you may need to sleep in and be available (on call).

You will need:

  • Willingness to do personal care
  • Ability to work weekends and bank holidays
  • To be happy working shifts (early start, late finishes or nights)
  • A commitment to learn on the job and through training
  • (For senior support workers) – NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent
  • Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information, visit Services for businesses, charities and other public bodies.
  • English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
  • Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Domiciliary care worker

This is a role that makes a really important difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities living in their own homes.

Of course, this is about personal care, but it’s also about helping people connect with the world around them, be part of the community, express themselves and make their own choices.

You will:

  • Support people with dressing and undressing, washing and bathing, eating and drinking, continence care, and medication
  • Support people with moving and handling, light housework, shopping, reading and writing, companionship
  • Help people to explain their wishes, preferences, likes and dislikes
  • Ensure that care and support are delivered in person-centred way
  • Offer emotional support and encouragement
  • Help identify support needs with people themselves and how best these can be met
  • Follow care plans and record information in logbooks.

You will need:

  • Personal care skills and experience (or willingness to learn)
  • Willingness to work some weekends and bank holidays
  • A driving licence and the ability to travel
  • Work flexibly across service locations (as required by the business need)
  • Work shift patterns, including: weekends, evenings and Bank Holidays

You will be:

  • Discrete
  • Caring
  • Patient
  • Professional
  • Understanding
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