Care Assistant

December 21, 2023
£10.1 - £11.5 / hour
Urgent
Application ends: July 24, 2024
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Job Description

A Care Assistant, or Professional Carer, is responsible for upkeeping their clients’ hygiene, ensuring their safety and facilitating social-emotional support. Their duties include administering medications, cleaning a client’s living area and managing activity or care schedules.

Care Assistants are often required to react to a patient’s needs, but typical duties might include:

  • Assisting clients with care such as grooming, washing and maintaining personal hygiene standards
  • Preparing and serving healthy, nutritious meals, taking into account any special dietary needs and personal preferences
  • Identifying activities that would appeal to the patients and ensuring that they are suitably stimulated
  • Preparing food and drinks for patients
  • Contributing to a clean, well-organized and pleasant environment for all patients
  • Performing light housekeeping duties
  • Lifting, moving, positioning and transporting clients
  • Providing social companionship
  • Ensuring clients take their prescribed medication on time
  • Assisting with physical therapy exercises
  • Escorting clients to and from appointments
  • Taking clients’ temperatures, pulse and weight
  • Following care plans created by medical staff
  • Running errands for clients or accompanying them on errands
  • Reporting any changes in health or behavior

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