Home Care Assistant
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An excellent opportunity has arisen to work in the Assessment and Independence Team as a Home Care Assistant. We are looking for enthusiastic, caring people with a genuine desire to support our vulnerable adults in the community and enable them to lead as independent a life as possible.
"Previous applications need not re-apply"
Hours: 26.25 hours per week 2 x permanent posts,
Salary: Grade 5
Location: Based at Cottage Street, Brierley Hill
This role will require you to support people in crisis or at times of ill health following a hospital visit and ensure they go home with the correct support to meet their needs. You will work with colleagues to plan and provide person-centred care that promotes respect, dignity and personalisation. We expect Home Care Assistants to ensure high quality care is delivered to service users, helping with their physical and personal needs including the administration of medication, if required.
You will also need to be an effective communicator both verbally and in writing, with excellent recording skills. You will be expected to work as a member of a team.
Relevant mandatory training will be provided during the induction period.
You will be working 26.25 hours per week on a set rota which includes weekends and bank holidays, for which relevant enhancements will be paid. Hours of work are either 7am to 3pm, or 2.30pm to 10.30pm, depending on the needs of the service.
You will need to work flexibly, travelling across the Dudley borough. You will therefore need to hold a valid full driving licence and have the use of a vehicle.
The post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised date if a large number of applications are received.
Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.
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