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Live-In Care Assistant (Multiple Positions) (Full Time)
  • Excellent rates of pay from £700 to £784 per week
  • £40 food & drink allowance
  • Access to wifi
  • Private bedroom
  • First-class support from the office & senior management team
  • High quality training

As a Live-In Care Assistant you will be living with one of our customers or maybe even a couple to provide the very best care. You are there to be a companion, but also to help them remain independent in their own home & cherish all the memories they've made there.

Reports to: Registered manager or supervisor


Purpose of role

To support customers with all aspects of their day to day living, so they can enjoy the best possible quality of life. Providing live in care & support is both a challenging & rewarding experience. You will stay in the customer's home, usually working alone. There will be pre-arranged breaks during periods when the customer does not need your services. This is often during the afternoons. Compassion, good communication skills & a calm & caring manner are essential for this important role in our company.


Key responsibilities

To provide safe, reliable, compassionate care & support that is centred on the individual needs & wishes of each customer. Each person is unique. You must respect each customers' choice about how their care & support is given & promote their dignity at all times. You will build positive relationships with the customer, their family & other health & social care professionals. As you will be staying in the customer's home, you will follow their house rules & be mindful of their need for privacy.

You may be the only person the customer sees over a period of time, it is therefore essential to report any changes or causes for concern to your line manager promptly. You need to be clear about when to seek help & advice in order to keep customers safe & promote their well-being.


Duties

Care & support

Give non-discriminatory care & support that values the whole person rather than merely seeing a list of care needs. Carefully listen & observe how each customer prefers their care & support to be delivered on a day to day basis. Help them make their own decisions so they can be as independent as possible.

Follow instructions in the care & support plan that has been agreed with each customer. This may include:

  • All aspects of personal care
  • Showering & bathing
  • Dressing & grooming
  • Toileting & continence care
  • Teeth & dentures

Taking medicines

  • Encouraging, reminding; assisting & giving medicines
  • Ordering & collecting prescriptions
  • Returning unwanted medicines to the pharmacy for safe disposal

Eating & drinking

  • Helping the customer to plan what to eat & drink
  • Gentle encouragement & help to eat & drink well
  • Shopping, preparing & serving food & drinks
  • Clearing the table, washing up & keeping the kitchen area clean & tidy
  • Agreeing with the customer how to store food safely & dispose of out of date produce

Safely using aids & personal equipment in a manner that respects the dignity of customers. For example

  • Standing & walking frames
  • Wheelchairs, manual & electric hoists
  • Sliding sheets & moving boards
  • Hearing aids & other physical aids

Housework

  • Washing floors, vacuuming & sweeping
  • Laundry & ironing, making beds & changing the linen
  • Dusting & general tidying

Social & physical activities or mental stimulation such as:

  • Answering the door & greeting visitors
  • Answering emergency bells & the telephone
  • Writing cards & letters or emails
  • Taking a customer out shopping, to see their friends or to other activities
  • Hobbies & recreations such as reading, photo albums, games etc.

Supporting a customer through temporary & terminal illness, including

  • End of life care
  • Hospital appointments
  • Liaising with community health support & families

Recording & reporting

Record & report all relevant customer information including

  • The care & support that you provide & assistance with medicines
  • Changes to a customer's condition or other concerns
  • Faulty equipment or hazards in the home
  • Response to emergencies, accidents & incidents
  • Safeguarding matters
  • Contact with families or care workers & other professionals
  • Other matters as required by Bluebird Care procedures
  • Keep all information about customers & their families secure & confidential

Work well with the Bluebird Care team

  • Follow Bluebird Care policies, procedures & guidance at all times
  • Take part in staff & customer meetings
  • Attend training activities, supervision & appraisal meetings

This list is not exhaustive & you may be asked to carry out additional duties. We will provide full training in line with regulatory requirements.

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