Health care assistant

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2018-02-03 Care Homes Job Title: Health care assistant

Job Setting: Clients Home

Job Role: Carer / Support Worker

Date Posted: 04 Jan 2018

Job Location: Leicester , Leicestershire

Salary: £7.85 to £8.25 per hour

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Contact Name: Milan Karavadra

Job Reference: CCS 003

Description

Health Care Assistant

CCS Leicester Ltd is a franchise of the UK leading healthcare staffing provider with over 20 years' experience supplying professionals including: domiciliary carers, home carers, occupational and physical therapists, qualified nurses and doctors of all grades and specialties. We currently provide a nationwide service, staffing and domiciliary care 24 hours, 7 days a week and a 24HR on-call emergency helpline.

 

We are looking for a Health Care Assistant to join our team in Leicester.

 

What you'll do

You'll be helping people in their own homes or in day centres, residential or nursing homes; care homes or hospitals.

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • getting to know clients and their interests and needs
  • helping with personal care like washing, using the toilet and dressing
  • food preparation, feeding and giving out medication
  • carrying out general tasks like housework, washing up, bath, cleaning, laundry and shopping
  • helping clients manage their budget, pay bills and write letters
  • supporting families to get used to new caring responsibilities
  • giving emotional and practical support to children and young people
  • working with other health and social care professionals to provide individual care and development plans
  • helping to organise leisure activities
  • going with clients to and from a residential home

 

You'll need:

  • the ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • skills in communicating with tact and sensitivity
  • the ability to remain calm under pressure

 

In a full-time job, you'll usually work 35 to 40 hours a week. You may work part-time 10-20 hours per week. You could be asked to work shifts, including weekends or evenings. Depending on your role you may be expected to stay overnight on a rota basis or live in.

 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • nvq health and social care
  • health and social care experience
  • A level

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