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Domiciliary Care Support Worker, Swansea

Part Time
Job Sector:
Nursing / Social Care
South Wales
Salary description:
£8.79 per hour
Start Date:
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Hours: 21 hours - May include evening/unsocial hours)
Salary: £8.79 per hour.
Hours will include Saturdays and unsocial hours (plus additional payments for worked unsocial hours: between 22:00 and 8:00 - £2.29 on hourly rate; weekends 48 hours - £0.75 on hourly rate; Bank Holidays - £2.90 on hourly rate; Sleep-ins - £31.36 (only one of these enhancements is paid per any hour.
Covering: City and County of Swansea
Responsible to: Registered Manager

Job Purpose:

Due to our on-going expansion we require community home care workers to join our team in Hafal. We are looking to recruit caring and passionate individuals who wish to promote a high quality person centred care to our clients in their own home.

Under the direction of the Registered Manager, Hafal operates domiciliary care services including domiciliary home care service, and respite at home service for Carers. In line with our commitment to principles of empowerment, self management, wellbeing and recovery and ensuring compliance with internal and external quality standards inspection
and regulation (including CIW).

About this job:

The service is to help people to maintain their independence for as long as possible within their own homes and communities, and in order to achieve this we support Carers in their caring roles. The high quality respite care and support is to enable Carers to continue in their caring role, enabling both the Carer and cared for person to maintain as independent a lifestyle as possible and to delay or prevent the need for more intensive services.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
All care and support will be delivered in accordance with The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (RISCA) and Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Personal Care:

  • All aspects of personal care in line with individual care plans to ensure clients are supported. This may include assisting with personal hygiene, dressing/undressing, washing, showering, assisting with toileting, etc.
  • Assisting with meal preparation and nutritional/hydration support
  • Night domestic duties
  • Administration of prescribed medication
  • Completion of detailed observations and reports in relation to individuals which can be shared with health professionals to ensure adequate care arrangements are in place from statutory/voluntary services to meet the individual’s needs if continued care and ongoing support is required.

Domestic and Social Care:

  • Provide assistance with domestic tasks such as shopping, cleaning, collecting prescriptions
  • Mobility and transfers – this includes use of mobile and tracking hoists, steady movers, wheelchairs And manual transfers. All staff are trained in accordance with the All Wales Manual Handling Passport.
  • Washing and ironing clothes and bed linen
  • Supporting Social Activities and encouraging social interaction through talking and listening
  • Offer companionship and build professional relationships with clients to encourage individuality, independence, and freedom of choice

Employee Responsibilities

  • Maintaining records and statistics required to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the service, including using electronic call monitoring system (via Mobile Phone App)
  • To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children.
  • Communicate effectively with Health Care Professionals, families and Carers
  • Continuous professional development, attending training courses and other as required.
  • Carrying out all reasonable tasks commensurate with the post as directed by line manager
  • Ability to cover a rolling shift pattern – including mornings, evenings and weekends at short notice.

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Company Description

Hafal empowers people with serious mental illness and their families to achieve a better quality of life, to fulfil their ambitions for recovery, to fight discrimination, and to enjoy equal access to health and social care, housing, income, education and employment. Hafal (meaning “equal”) operates over 60 projects across Wales including supported housing, employment, and other community-based services.

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