Care & Support Assistant

Care And Support Assistant
Colchester
Home Care Service
Driver Essential
37.5 hours per week
£21,255

One of the largest housing associations in Essex is recruiting for a Care and Support Worker to provide a home care service to residents within their own homes across the wider Colchester area.

If you are passionate about helping others, have a caring nature, we are waiting to hear from you

The Service
Helping customers in local communities with their home care needs.

Encouraging independence and supporting them to thrive with care tailored to their own specific needs.

The service works alongside health partners at Colchester Hospital and within the local community plus social care to provide short term support to people in the Colchester and Tendring areas e.g.

Wivenhoe, Elmstead Market, Mersea, Great Bentley, St Osyth, Frinton.



The Role
The focus of this Care and Support Assistant role is to provide person centred care to our customers, helping them with their medication, personal care, moving and handling and promoting independence.


Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:



  • Provide personal care for the customer, assisting with personal care tasks where necessary, e.g.

    personal hygiene, continence management, dressing, assisting with medication

  • To ensure that all records are kept up to date to ensure compliance.

  • Record all actions / tasks undertaken at each visit on the care plan sheet.

  • Take account of and regularly review health and safety hazards and risks within the customer's home.

  • To liaise with family members, friends and other professionals as and when appropriate.

  • Have conversations with our customers to make a service that makes a difference to their lives

  • Record the support provided and your interactions with our customers at each visit.

  • Work with the customers, family members, friends and other professionals as and when appropriate to ensure that their goals are being met and they are happy with the support we provide.




The Candidate
To be considered for this Care and Support Assistant role you will require excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal, as well as the below:



  • Full, clean UK license and access to a vehicle

  • Excellent social skills

  • Good listening and communication skills

  • Passion about meeting a person's needs in a way that they want them to be met

  • Basic IT skills, use of email and to be able to update activity on our care app



Due to the nature of clients you will be working with in this role, you will require an enhanced DBS.

The Package
This is a full time Care and Support Assistant vacancy, working 37.5 hours per week on a 2 week rolling rota.

Shifts are made up of 7am - 3pm and 3pm - 11pm and every other weekend.


The role is offering a salary of £21,255 and additional benefits include the below:



  • 25 days holiday, plus 8 days bank holiday (bank holidays worked are paid double time)

  • Option to buy 5 days extra annual leave

  • Contributory pension

  • Life Assurance

  • Bupa Healthcare

  • Free Employee Assistance Programme

  • Paid mileage

  • Full shift pay - this includes travel / wait time

  • We pay for your initial and ongoing DBS checks

  • Uniform, PPE and mobile phone provided

  • A comprehensive induction programme

  • Ongoing funded training to support you in your role as well as personal development to specialise in your chosen area of care and support.




Referral Bonus
If this Care and Support Assistant role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.


If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.



How to Apply
If you are interested in this Care and Support Assistant role, please send your CV lee .

mc millan @ service care .

org .

uk or call me on 01772 208 966 discuss the vacancy in more detail.


Also, if this Bank Support Worker role doesn't interest you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as I cover all housing-related vacancies across the region.




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