• Dagenham, UK
  • Part-time
  • Date Advert Closes: 31st August 2020

Company Description

Home Instead Senior Care is the world’s leading provider of non-medical care and companionship services for older people. With minimum visits of one hour, award winning training and an excellent reputation we are immensely proud of the quality of care we provide. We match our CAREGivers to our clients based on mutual interests and hobbies to help build bonds of trust and enables us to provide personalised support.  

Job Description

We are looking for people with kind, compassionate hearts who want to make a true difference to the quality of life for our clients to join our team. As a CAREGiver, your objective will be to provide a variety of non-medical services that allow clients to remain in their own homes and to enhance the quality of their life. To help clients and their families meet the challenges of ageing with dignity, pride, care and compassion.

Primary Responsibilities
• Reflect the core values of Home Instead Senior Care 
• Contribute to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life
• Document daily activities and report any significant changes in a client’s needs or living conditions
• 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
• 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

Essential Criteria
• Driver with access to own car
• Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect
• Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build relationships with clients and their families in a friendly and pleasant manner
• Respect for people with different backgrounds and beliefs to your own and who may have a range of medical conditions. Commitment to non-discriminatory care practice
• Willing to seek guidance when needed and follow instructions
• Excellent time keeper who is organized and reliable

Additional Information

You will receive industry leading training, great rates of pay and excellent support.

If you're looking for work which is extremely rewarding and satisfactory and have a high-degree of  flexibility to meet our clients' needs, we would love to hear from you. Please click on 'I'm Interested' or alternatively, contact us on 01708 395040.

We encourage applications from all sections of the community as we want to reflect the neighbourhoods in which we work. Home Instead Senior Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This role is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure.


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