Care Assistant

Location: Wigan

Contract Type: Part Time

Closing Date: 30 November 2021

Salary: 10.75

Specific Hours: 20

Care Assistant

If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that caring for others is one of the most rewarding things you can do. At Helping Hands we’ve been doing this for over 30 years, so we know what we’re doing, and we do it well, but this wouldn’t be possible without our amazing Carers. We’re growing our team and need individuals who understand how important it is for people to remain in their own homes and who are as passionate about care as we are. In return we can offer you the flexibility to work around your other commitments.

As a Care Assistant, you will:

  • Provide Companionship
  • Help with personal care
  • Help with mobility around the home
  • Oversee medication and provide medical support
  • Help with chores such as cleaning and vacuuming
  • Prepare and cook meals
  • Run errands such as food shopping or picking up prescriptions

All we need from you is a full UK driving license with access to your own car and the desire to care for others, we can teach you the rest. Working as a Care Assistant isn’t always the easiest job, but we promise that it will be one of the most rewarding.

As well as the satisfaction of helping others, you will also receive from us:

  • Competitive pay rates between £10.25 - £13.25 per hour depending on location
  • Paid mileage of 35p per mile between calls
  • Full and part time opportunities available
  • Enhanced bank holiday pay rates
  • Our Carers are directly employed by us giving you access to holiday entitlement and our pension scheme
  • Generous refer a friend scheme with easy app access
  • Support to complete nationally recognised qualifications including your Care Certificate and NVQs
  • Access to our Employee Benefits Portal where you’ll get thousands of discounts and special offers
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program supporting in times of need

At Helping Hands, we support a very diverse range of customers and to ensure we deliver a market leading standard of care, that perfectly matches the needs of the individuals we support, the make-up of our workforce needs to be equally as diverse. We are proud to employ people from 68 different nationalities outside of the UK and have an almost equal split of age ranges in the company.

 

 

Personal Care Assistant

The Role

To provide personal care and support to enable our customers to live safely and securely in their own home. To be reliable and trustworthy, ensuring that only the very highest standards of support and care are provided. The requirements will vary between each customer and will be clearly identified in each individually written customer support plan.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • To provide support and companionship to your customer.
  • To give and receive instructions clearly and accurately, both written and verbal.
  • To always promote the health and wellbeing of the customer, enabling the customer to live life to the full and in line with their personal preferences.
  • To regularly communicate with your manager any changes related to your customer’s health and wellbeing.
  • To take or accompany your customer on external outings so they can undertake activities of their choice in a safe and supportive manner i.e., shopping or visiting family.
  • To effectively communicate and understand on behalf of your customer and across a variety of external parties (i.e., medical specialists, emergency services, neighbours, family members) in written, verbal and telephonic forms.
  • Be able to perform CPR and first aid if needed.
  • To perform personal care duties in line with the customer’s needs including toileting, bathing and showering.
  • Light housekeeping and cleaning, i.e., shopping, vacuuming, dusting and laundry.
  • To prepare and cook according to the customer’s tastes, nutritional needs and personal preferences.
  • To administer, document and support with medication in line with the customer’s needs and health requirements.
  • To carry out moving and handling as required using relevant equipment.
  • To accurately write and record all activity in relation to your customer.

 

Personal Specification

  • Caring
  • Patient
  • Kind
  • Organised
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy

 

At Helping Hands, we give our staff the flexibility to manage their day and make decisions in the best interest of our staff and customers. Joining us will mean that you are able to draw upon your professional experience to perform your role how you believe is best. We believe this provides a productive working environment where you are motivated to make an impact each day. If this sounds like the type of company, you would like to join then hit apply today!

In addition to this we also offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • 23 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
  • Competitive salary of £10.75
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Mobile phone
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to the Employee Benefits Portal with a wide range of retail and leisure discounts

Helping Hands is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce as we believe this develops a comfortable working environment for all our staff. All applications will be treated fairly in line with our Equality and Diversity Policy.

 

Personal Care Assistant

The Role

To provide personal care and support to enable our customers to live safely and securely in their own home. To be reliable and trustworthy, ensuring that only the very highest standards of support and care are provided. The requirements will vary between each customer and will be clearly identified in each individually written customer support plan.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • To provide support and companionship to your customer.
  • To give and receive instructions clearly and accurately, both written and verbal.
  • To always promote the health and wellbeing of the customer, enabling the customer to live life to the full and in line with their personal preferences.
  • To regularly communicate with your manager any changes related to your customer’s health and wellbeing.
  • To take or accompany your customer on external outings so they can undertake activities of their choice in a safe and supportive manner i.e., shopping or visiting family.
  • To effectively communicate and understand on behalf of your customer and across a variety of external parties (i.e., medical specialists, emergency services, neighbours, family members) in written, verbal and telephonic forms.
  • Be able to perform CPR and first aid if needed.
  • To perform personal care duties in line with the customer’s needs including toileting, bathing and showering.
  • Light housekeeping and cleaning, i.e., shopping, vacuuming, dusting and laundry.
  • To prepare and cook according to the customer’s tastes, nutritional needs and personal preferences.
  • To administer, document and support with medication in line with the customer’s needs and health requirements.
  • To carry out moving and handling as required using relevant equipment.
  • To accurately write and record all activity in relation to your customer.

 

Personal Specification

  • Caring
  • Patient
  • Kind
  • Organised
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy

 

At Helping Hands, we give our staff the flexibility to manage their day and make decisions in the best interest of our staff and customers. Joining us will mean that you are able to draw upon your professional experience to perform your role how you believe is best. We believe this provides a productive working environment where you are motivated to make an impact each day. If this sounds like the type of company, you would like to join then hit apply today!

In addition to this we also offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • 23 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
  • Competitive salary of £10.75
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Mobile phone
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to the Employee Benefits Portal with a wide range of retail and leisure discounts

Helping Hands is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce as we believe this develops a comfortable working environment for all our staff. All applications will be treated fairly in line with our Equality and Diversity Policy.

 

Apply now