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Care and Support Worker - 20/40 hour Contract or Flexible

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  • Date Listed 12/06/2017
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  • Job Type Full-Time

Care and Support Worker - 20/40 hour Contract or Flexible currently recruiting care and support workers in all


areas of Dublin South West.



SUMMARY OF ROLE:


To share with other staff in meeting the personal care and support


needs of Service Users in a way that respects the dignity of the


individual and promotes their independence. The care and support


provided by Care and Support Workers is expected to include support


that would reasonably be given by members of the Service User’s family


and is not to include tasks that would normally be undertaken by a trained nurse.



PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:


To assist Service Users who need help getting up and going to


bed in the morning and evenings, including dressing and undressing,


washing, bathing and going to the toilet. To help Service Users


with their mobility and with any physical disabilities, including


incontinence and use of personal aids and equipment. To care for


Service Users who are temporarily sick and need bed nursing and help with


feeding etc. To provide care and support for Service Users who


are terminally ill. To help in the promotion of mental and


physical activities of Service Users through talking, outings, reading,


writing, hobbies and recreations. To make and change beds, light


cleaning, emptying commodes and general tidying. To inspect,


launder and mend Service Users’ clothes. To set tables and


trays, prepare and serve light meals, clearing away and washing up.


To read and write reports and be involved in Service Users’ reviews and


training activities. To adhere to all Caremark’s policies and


procedures at all times. To report either to the Supervisor or


Care Manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of


a Customer.


To encourage the independence of Service Users wherever possible.


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES


It is considered essential that Care and Support Workers possess the


following qualities:


Self motivated & well organised.


Flexible.


Caring & sensitive to the needs of others.


Ability to use own initiative.


Ability to communicate effectively.



OTHER REQUIREMENTS


QQI level 5 modules Care Skills & Care Of The Elderly


Full Irish driving license and use of a car for work



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