Live in CAREGiver

Location: Hemel Hempstead and Chiltern

Hours: Live in Care

Salary: £700-£750 per week

Live in CAREGiver

Objective - To live in a client’s home and provide a variety of non-medical services that enhance the quality of their life. To help clients and their families meet the challenges of aging with dignity, pride, care and compassion.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide live in care, usually working alone
  • Reflect the core values of the company
  • Contribute to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life
  • As you will be staying in the client’s home, you will follow their house rules and be mindful of their need for privacy
  • You may be the only person the client sees over a period of time, it is therefore essential to document daily activities and report any changes or causes for concern in a client’s needs or living conditions
  • You need to be clear about when to seek help and advice to keep clients safe and promote their well-being
  • Maintain regular communication with line manager and office staff

COMPANIONSHIP services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Offer companionship and conversation
  • Monitor diet and eating
  • Stimulate and encourage through a variety of activities (for example clothing selection, hobbies and crafts)
  • Arrange and provide reminders for appointments, activities and outings
  • Help with travel arrangements
  • Organise mail and write letters
  • Assist with walking (lending an arm to steady)
  • Accompany to appointments and social events (for example visiting friends or family, lunch, club meetings)

HOME HELP services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Run errands / collect prescriptions etc
  • Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, washing and ironing, taking out rubbish, caring for houseplants etc.)
  • Organise and tidy cupboards and check food expiry dates
  • Plan prepare and tidy away meals
  • Answer the door
  • Assist with pet care
  • Supervise home maintenance
  • Help with shopping and oversee home deliveries

PERSONAL CARE services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide medication reminders
  • Help with bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Help with continence care
  • Assist to eat and drink
  • Provide Dementia / Alzheimer care
  • Provide respite / convalescence care
  • Assist with morning/wake up and or evening/tuck in

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in company sponsored training and social events including quarterly meetings
  • Report hours according to office policy & communicate changes in availability in a timely manner
  • Document client information in Client and Life Journal
  • May require you to run errands and provide incidental transportation for a client using your vehicle or a client’s vehicle
  • Perform other reasonable duties as assigned

Essential Criteria:

  • Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect
  • Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations
  • Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build relationships with clients and their families in a friendly and pleasant manner
  • Willingness to work and communicate professionally with the office teams and other social and health care professionals
  • Respect for people suffering from a range of medical conditions with different backgrounds and beliefs to your own. Commitment to non-discriminatory care practice
  • Willing to seek guidance when needed and follow instructions
  • Excellent time keeper who is organised and reliable
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and make common sense decisions at short notice
  • Good hygiene practice, including personal hygiene and a smart appearance
  • Good level of stamina and fitness to meet the physical demands of the job
  • This role will require you to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the relevant body
  • Class 1 business insurance (if using own car for business purposes)
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