Home Care Enabler - Rapid Response (Plymouth)
Home Care Enabler Job Description
We are looking to provide flexible support to care for people of all ages to help prevent inappropriate admissions to hospitals or nursing/residential homes. You will be working along side other professionals such as; DN\'s, Therapist\'s, GPs and Social Workers to help settle service users who are returning home. This will involve encouraging service users to regain their confidence and strength in the comfort of their own home. We are looking to recruit people who are flexible and who can respond to urgent situations. We need experienced staff that are able to undertake a range of care tasks if needed and to have the ability to promote independence. Experience working with a wide range of disabilities is essential as well as excellent communication skills. You must be able to provide hands on support to assist with managing personal care, meal and drink preparation and mobility support. You will also need to have the ability and skills to encourage and build confidence to enable the service user to become fully independent, hopefully preventing the need for on going support wherever possible. We are looking for people who can provide a short term intervention to help aid and support service users. This will include covering an absence of a regular carer, providing some support to someone being discharged from hospital and the prevention of a further crisis. You will work with service users from 4-6 weeks to help provide continuity and to maximise potential of reducing the need of longer term support.
Minimum Qualifications/Experience Required;
Minimum 6 months care experience.
NVQ 2 essential (within 6 months of start date).
NVQ level 3 desirable; and willing to work towards this qualification is essential.
Statutory Nursing/Midwifery qualifications are not essential.
Place of Work;
You will be based in the local Office(s) and will need to cover Rapid Response enabler shifts in the community providing care and conducting care assessments.
Hours of Work;
Either 7AM-3PM or 3PM-11PM Monday-Sunday; generally 4 days one week, 6 days the following week, this is to work in conjunction with other day enablers.
Rate of Pay PH;
Weekday Shifts £7.48
Weekend Shifts £8.00
Mileage paid at 30p per mile.
Holiday pay also given.
GUARANTEED HOURS PAID FOR SHIFT
IT IS ESSENTIAL THE APPLICANT IS A DRIVER AND HAS OWN VEHICLE.