Care Assistant Job in Peterborough
We are looking for carers to join our expanding team in Peterborough. The job is based at the client’s house and not in the care home. Availability to work evenings, nights, and weekend shifts would be excellent.
Please familiarise yourself with the description of the person we are looking for as well as the responsibilities before applying for the job.
What are we looking for in a good carer?
Working as a domiciliary carer can be a very demanding and difficult job. At the same time is one of the most rewarding! Do you have what it takes to be a good carer?
Below you can find a list of characteristics of an excellent carer. Check it out and if you feel it is your description then feel free to apply for the job!
Empathy – can you understand the individual’s situation and support them in a suitable manner? People who need a carer can often be shy and not want to come across as needy. If you show them you understand, you can make a great carer
Reliable – people who you will care for will often rely on you 100%. Keeping up the schedule, being there on time, showing up and fulfilling your job duties professionally is something we need to see in the carer we hire.
Respect – a lot of our clients are older people, people with physical disabilities, and learning difficulties. Everyone deserves respect but especially people you are going to be providing care to.
Observant – we usually care for people whose health isn’t at its best. It is essential you keep a good eye on them and spot even the smallest changes to their appetite, appearance, and behavior as this can help prevent some more problems to develop
Friendly – you simply need to like people! It would be difficult to care for others if you are not approachable. Generally, a happy and positive attitude helps in this kind of work – it will be easier to form relationships with our clients.
Caring – well, it is in the job title! To be a good carer you have to be caring.
If you consider yourself to have all of the above traits then check below for key responsibilities.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
One of the main tasks will be to simply offer companionship to the individual in your care. Thet can often feel isolated from society – it is vital to build a report with them and make them feel as independent as possible.
Many of our clients have mobility issues due to their age or disability. You will need to assist them with reaching for things, carrying heavy shopping, or get out of bed in the morning. Light housekeeping might also be required.
Depending on the person’s need you might also need to assist them with daily personal hygiene. This means washing and bathing too.
We also have some requirements that you must meet to be accepted for the position:
Right to work in UK
Pass of enhanced DBS checks
Full driving license & use of a car
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