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Carer Support Worker

Zoek Pin Guildford, Surrey, England

10.5000 - 12.5000

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 18 days ago

Our client has been providing local care services for nearly 50 years across the UK. They currently require a number of Care Support Workers / Qualified Care Support Workers for the Surrey area

Main aims of the post:

  • Provide support to carers and people with care needs including emotional support
  • Provide personal care
  • Carry out domestic tasks

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with personal hygiene, for example helping the person with care needs to have a bath or shower, to go to the toilet or to care for their skin or hair.
  • Assist with dressing / undressing, choice of clothes and personal appearance.
  • Support the person with care needs with their medication.
  • Assist with mobility including use of wheelchairs, hoists etc.
  • Assist with a therapeutic programme designed by a medical professional.
  • Assist with some specialised tasks according to training and experience.
  • Provide emotional support, companionship, and a safe environment for those in need of supervision and help.
  • Carry out basic first aid and summon emergency services.
  • Report any concerns about abuse or the welfare or safety of any adult or child to a line manager / nominated person / person on call.
  • Support the person with care needs with activities outside their home, for example community activities, shopping or attending medical appointments.
  • Provide support with organised group activities for people with care needs.
  • Prepare meals and drinks and provide assistance with eating / drinking.
  • Help clean the home for example: washing up, vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom and doing laundry.
  • Look after pets.

Essential Skills

Achievement of Care Certificate by end of probation period.

  • Courteous, approachable, caring and professional.
  • Empowering and supportive ensuring that people are always treated with dignity and respect.
  • Focussed on the views and needs of clients to deliver care that is person centred.
  • Effective communicator who listens, encourages feedback and is dependable
  • Accurate and able to record information in a clear logical manner.
  • Problem solver able to use initiative to resolve difficulties, whilst working within stated procedures and guidelines.
  • Reflective and keen to improve your own working practice and learning and development needs.
  • You must have a full UK driver's licence with use of a car and willingness to travel within Surrey. You will receive generous mileage allowance
  • Applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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