Care Assistant

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Up to £9 per hour
14 Jul 2017
11 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking to recruit staff for Nottingham City and surrounding areas.


JOB SUMMARY To meet the care needs of service users (aged 18 years and over) in a way that allows them to remain in the community, to be supported and maintained safely in their own homes and thereby enhancing their quality of life by promoting independent living. Care provided by Care Workers is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the service user’s own family and is not expected to include tasks that would normally be undertaken by a trained nurse.




To visit nominated service users at the location and times directed by the Operational Manager or Team Leader. To carry out all tasks in a way that demonstrates respect for their privacy, dignity and values irrespective of severity of disability or personal circumstances. Actively encourage service users, according to their capabilities, to participate in all aspect of daily living. To help in the promotion of mental and physical activities of service users through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations. To care for service users who are temporarily sick and needing assistance. To help care for service users who are dying. PERSON SPECIFICATION Knowledge and Qualifications


All staff are required to respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment. All staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Domiciliary Care National Minimum Standards and the Care Act 2014. QFC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (NVQ) or complete within 2 years of course commencement if not qualified. Full European/UK Driving Licence is essential. Skills


Self-motivated and the ability to motivate service users. Caring with the ability to listen and communicate effectively with service users and sensitive to the needs of others and to the sick or infirm. Literacy skills sufficient to write detailed support plans. Good time management skills and the ability to work alone and as part of a team. Ability to deal with difficult and challenging behaviour calmly and effectively. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the service. Demonstrate initiative. Exhibit a caring disposition towards service users and acknowledge the need for varying approaches to meet individual needs. Driving License