Support Worker / Care Worker / Home Carer in Melksham, Wiltshire

Applying for the Support Worker / Care Worker / Home Carer role

Carewatch North West Wiltshire have been providing services to the community for over 12 years. During this time we have built up a reputation for providing hight quality care at home. We make sure that our care and support gives peace of mind and reassurance to everyone. We work hard to understand the needs and choices of our service users and those close to them. We do this so we can be there to support our services users and assist them in doing the things they what to do at the time they want to do it. We have won awards for our staff training and are recognised as an Investor in People.
Job Title: Support Worker / Care Worker / Home Carer
Location: Wiltshire / Melksham
Salary: £1,000 - £14,000
Type: Part Time
Job Sector: Social Care
Sub Sector: Support Worker
Job Reference No: SBCNWWMelk001

Job Description


JOB TITLE: Care Worker
REPORTS TO: Care Manager and Field
Care Supervisor
SUMMARY OF POST: Undertake care work with the sensitivity required to provide services in a way which will preserve the dignity, privacy, choice, independence, fulfilment and rights of the Service User and his/her usual carer/family members


• To undertake personal care tasks as outlined in the Service User’s care/support plan
• To maintain good communication and develop effective working relationships with Service Users
• Liaise with agency staff and/or other professionals as necessary or as directed
• To adhere to all of the Carewatch policies and procedures
• To alert Field Care Supervisors/Managers of any changes in the Service User’s condition or circumstances
• To develop good communication links with any carer or family member in the Service User’s home
• To prepare and cook meals as outlined in the care/support plan
• To undertake housekeeping, household cleaning and laundry duties as requested if outlined in the care plan
• To help with purchasing of provisions to provide an adequate, balanced and stimulating diet where necessary
• Ensure a safe as possible living environment for Service Users whilst respecting Service User’s choice and rights
• Ensure the Service User is not put at risk as a result of home care activities
• Work as part of a team and equally be able to work alone
• Dress appropriately for post (protective clothing and uniforms are provided by Carewatch)
• Take responsibility for the safe handling of property and equipment belonging to the Service User
• Attend supervision, training and staff meetings, as required
• To be willing to travel between Service Users’ homes in the most efficient way possible. (Car user, Cyclist, knowledge of public transport)
• Be willing to work within Service Users’ own homes and accept different environments and varying capabilities of Service Users
• Be available and willing to undertake any other tasks specified by line management relevant to the role and to the needs of the Service Users

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