Care assistant

Recruiter
Bluebird Care (Solihull)
Location
West Midlands
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Aug 2017
Expires
29 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent

• All aspects of personal care such as showering and bathing, dressing and grooming, dental hygiene, toileting and continence care

• Assisting with medicines, ordering and collecting prescriptions or returning unwanted medicines to the pharmacy for safe disposal

• Supporting the customer to eat and drink well. For example, helping the customer to plan what to eat and drink, giving gentle encouragement, shopping, preparing and serving food and drinks, clearing the table, washing up and keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy, agreeing with the customer how to store food safely and when to dispose of out of date produce

• Safely using aids and personal equipment in a manner that respects the dignity of customers. For example walking frames, wheelchairs, manual and electric hoists, sliding sheets and moving boards, hearing aids and other physical aids

• Housework such as dusting, tidying, washing floors, vacuuming and sweeping, doing the laundry and ironing, making beds and changing the linen

• Social and physical activities or mental stimulation such as keeping in touch with friends/relatives, taking a customer out shopping or to social activities, hobbies such as reading, photo albums, games, etc.

• Supporting a customer through temporary and terminal illness, including end of life care, hospital appointments, liaising with community health support and families