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2017-12-27 Home Care Job Title: Live-in Care Worker

Job Setting: Clients Home

Job Role: Live-in Carer

Date Posted: 27 Nov 2017

Job Location: Dorchester , Dorset

Salary: Negotiable Upon Experience

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Amanda Murphy


Post Title:                 Care Worker

Responsible to:       Care Field Supervisor/ Care Co-Ordinator/ Registered Manager


Purpose of Post:  To provide a service of care to Clients within their own homes to enable them to lead as independent a lifestyle as possible. Park House Home Care Service will involve a programme of personal care and household management tasks that is personalised for each Client in the form of a Care Plan.


Key Responsibilities and Duties:


1. Personal Care:

  • Dressing and undressing/ preparing the Client for daycare or trips out
  • Washing/ bathing/ showering/ shaving/ grooming / cleaning teeth
  • Hair Care (Washing/ Brushing)
  • Nail Care ( Fingernails only)
  • Toileting and all aspects of personal hygiene
  • Continence management 
  • Care of pressure areas
  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Assisting with the use of aids to daily living/ rehabilitation aids as required
  • Helping with rehabilitation programmes as directed by a healthcare professional
  • Day/ Eve/ Night awakes/ Night Sleeps, 7 days a week as stated by a weekly rota

2. Health Care:

  • Assist the Client to take prescribed medication, where applicable


3. Dietary Care:

  • Preparation of snacks and meals according to the Clients likes/ dislikes and preference
  • Assisting with eating and drinking


4. Domestic/ Household Services:

  • General cleaning duties to include cleaning/ dusting/ vacuuming/ polishing
  • Bed making/changing
  • Clearing refuse and rubbish
  • Laundering/ hand washing/ ironing/ light needlework
  • Assisting with the preparation of shopping lists, budgeting, shopping from the list by yourself or with Client
  • Light gardening tasks

5. Personal Services:

  • Assistance with personal finances. To include paying bills & collecting pensions – in accordance with Policy and Procedure
  • Personal planning (birthdays/ anniversaries etc.)
  • Democratic rights (voting Cards)


6: To conform to all policies and procedures laid down by Park House Home Care in respect to carrying out these Care Duties and in any other administrative aspects of the business


7: To participate as directed by Park House Home Care in, Induction/ refresher or any other training that is required or felt necessary for you to achieve


8: To maintain accurate, concise and timely records of all documents required for Clients and yourself i.e.  Daily record sheets, time sheets mileage etc


9: To participate in staff, team and quality management review meetings as directed by the Compliance Officer


10:  To report to the Care Co-ordinator any aspects of the Clients care in which they or you feel,   warrants an investigation or urgent action and to follow Park House Home Care’s Policy and Procedure


11: To be aware of the tasks that are not within the Clients care plan are not to be undertaken as part of the care duties

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