Care Assistant
Bluebird Care
Stourbridge, GB
2d ago

Personal attributes

Caring and compassionate towards people in need of care and support

Dedicated to anti-discriminatory care practice. This means respecting people suffering from a range of medical conditions with different backgrounds and beliefs to your own

Self-motivated and keen to learn. Willing to seek guidance when needed and to follow instructions

Excellent time keeper and reliable

Good hygiene practice, including personal hygiene and a smart appearance

Good stamina and level of fitness to meet the physical demands of the job

Knowledge and understanding

General understanding of the needs of people who require care and support

Respect for the rights of our customers. Understanding the importance of giving the best possible care and support centred on the individual needs and wishes of each customer

Understanding of what confidentiality means in relation to homecare services and why this is important

Experience and skills

Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build positive working relationships with customers, their families or representatives, Bluebird Care staff and other social and health care professionals

Ability to give care and support to customers with all aspects of their daily living. To always respect their dignity, privacy and choices, be non- judgemental and promote their independence

Good organisational skills, so customers receive the services they expect

Ability to use own initiative and work alone or as part of a team especially in an emergency

Numerical skills to support customers in managing their money and buying shopping or paying bills when requested to do so

Ability to keep written records in clear English about the care and support given to each customer, including help with medicines

Ability and willingness to follow Bluebird Care’s policies, procedures and instructions and to participate in training

Additional requirements

All staff are expected to meet regulatory training standards. Care assistants must attend initial Bluebird Care training before providing care and support to our customers.

During the first 12 weeks you will continue to receive on the job and classroom based training to help you fully understand your role.

You must be willing to participate in ongoing training so you can continue to give good and safe care and support

You will need to obtain a satisfactory criminal records check and evidence that your name is not listed as barred from working with vulnerable people

Full drivers licence with no more than 6 points, Class 1 business insurance and a current MOT (if using own car for business purposes)

Desirable criteria

A relevant care and / or health qualification

Previous experience as a care assistant or as an unpaid carer

Knowledge of how to recognise abuse and safeguarding procedures

Working knowledge of health and safety matters relating to homecare

Flexible approach to working

Benefits

  • Be part of a caring and supportive team
  • Support with training and career progression
  • Free Health and well being checks available
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