Care Assistant Jobs and Care Worker Jobs Information
Care assistant jobs for care workers are constantly available. With people living for longer and more individuals requiring care, new services are needed all of the time. This creates a continuous stream of work. And the necessity to find good care workers to fill them.
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Care Assistant Jobs in a Care Home or Nursing Home
Care assistant jobs in a care home or nursing home setting offer steady working hours. Also opportunities to progress within a structured environment. Care assistants will typically share responsibilities with a team of fellow workers, including nurses in nursing home.
Your role will be to provide residents with the best care and support possible, helping them to lead fulfilling lives. This can include help with personal care, assisting with eating meals, distributing medication when required, or simply offering companionship.
Each resident is assessed for their individual needs before entering the home and a ´care plan´ is devised to outline their daily requirements. It is the overall responsibility of the care home manager to ensure that all service users are living comfortably in a safe, clean and fulfilling environment. Therefore they rely on your commitment and consideration as a carer when placing residents under your care. It is for this reason that care work in a residential setting offers ongoing training to constantly improve your knowledge and abilities. Through work based NVQ´s you can also progress your career to a senior care assistant or deputy home manager positions, on a path to becoming a home manager.
Working in Home Care Assistant Jobs
Home care assistants within domiciliary care are for people who prefer to work on a one to one basis. This will involve visiting people to provide care for them in their own homes as many service users prefer to remain in the familiar comfort of their own surroundings rather than move into a care home service. This is also often encouraged where possible by a local authority due to cost and convenience.
In home care assistant jobs you will visit clients at set periods throughout the day, usually to cover breakfast, lunch and dinner schedules. You will still work to set care plans which are tailored to each individual. Clients may be elderly, physically disabled, or have a learning disability, so their individual needs will vary greatly from one client to another. Duties can include assisting with meals, cooking, shopping, personal care etc. Most importantly and often overlooked, you should offer companionship through conversation and a little of your time. Home care assistants will often work alone and must be highly committed to the people who rely on their care. You may be the only person the client sees in a day, so if you don’t show up, then nobody else necessarily will.
Live in Care Jobs
Live in care jobs are exactly as they sound. Your client will depend upon 24hr support and require around the clock care. Sometimes this responsibility is shared between 2 or 3 carers covering shifts. Often a single carer with no personal ties is happy to live at the client home on a permanent basis. Generally you work on rotation shift pattern over a number of weeks.
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