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We have an exciting new opportunity for a Live-In Carer to work within clients’ homes to provide a timely, flexible and complementary role over a 24 hour period to organise the household and personal care routine of the clients. Job Title: Live-In Carer Salary Range: £650 – £700 per week Location: Clients in the community of Nottingham & Nottinghamshire About Us We are committed to delivering unique, high-quality, evidence-based care that goes beyond the minimum regulatory requirements to clients across our services. We are a CQC registered independent healthcare provider that delivers publicly-funded care services to Local Authorities and the NHS. We provide person-centred care and support to all our clients, thus enabling them to unlock their potential and lead fulfilling lives. We offer a range of support services to clients with complex care needs, varying from home care, supported living accommodation to live-in care, on a short, medium, or long-term support schedule. The Role: The aim of this level of support is to enable clients to remain at home with as much independence as possible and to support the clients in achieving a good quality of life and improving their life outcomes. Clients’ personal preferences must be respected at all times. Live-In Carers must carry out the tasks in a professional, discreet and caring manner whilst respecting the clients’ dignity, privacy, property and confidentiality. Live-In Carers provide personal and practical care and support services for clients with a wide range of illnesses and disabilities in their own home. Live-In Carers will be expected to carry out care services and duties unsupervised in all areas that we operate. A shift pattern will be established but will normally involve a 3 hour break every day. Qualifications and Skills Essential • Clear, fluent English speaker • Good written communication • Eligibility to work in the UK • Ability to work in different areas • Friendly, positive and outgoing person • Caring and reliable • Good time management • Good interpersonal skills • Good organisational skills • Team player with a flexible attitude • Full UK Driving Licence Desirable • NVQ Level 2 in Care (working towards or achieved) • GCSE English Language or an equivalent recognised qualification • GCSE Mathematics or an equivalent recognised qualification • Health & Safety Qualification • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate Experience • Experience of domiciliary care obtained either in the employee's own household, in voluntary work or in paid employment • The ability to work on own initiative and without basic supervision • The confidence to liaise and work with other professionals and agencies ie. doctors, district nurses, physiotherapists etc • The drive and desire to promote and enable a client’s independence Desirable • Experience of working 1 to 1 with an elderly or dependent client • Familiarity with the needs of clients needing care • The ability to relate positively to dependent clients and other carers in their own homes Duties & Key Responsibilities Level 1 Clients – Domestic and Social Assistance To ensure that the duties as defined by the Care Manager are delivered as detailed in the care plan. This may consist of the following: • To assist clients who need help with domestic duties such as dusting, vacuuming, bed making, laundry and ironing • To assist with household duties such as menu planning, meal preparation for clients and their visitors, looking after household pets (feeding and walking), household plants etc. • To assist clients with financial matters and money management including shopping, pension collection, payment of bills on behalf of the clients etc • To assist clients with correspondence, arrangements for outings and visitors • Driving duties and assisting the clients in using public transport • Attending social outings with clients such as places of worship, regular clubs, visiting family, friends etc • Assisting the clients to fulfil activities of daily living, eg. working, leisure and education. Level 2 Clients – Domestic and Personal Care To ensure that the duties as defined by the Care Manager are delivered as detailed in the care plan. This will consist of Level 1 Care Service and may consist of the following: • To assist clients who need help with getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing etc • To assist clients who need minimal help with washing, bathing, showering, hair care, shaving, oral hygiene etc • To assist clients with toilet functions – ie. using the toilet or commode, emptying and cleansing the commode • To assist the clients with prescribed, dossetted medication only • To undertake health care tasks under the direction of a health care professional • To assist clients with feeding • To assist clients with mobilising and transferring • To give support to the family and other carers • To assist in looking after pets e.g. feeding and walking. Level 3 Clients – Domestic and Full Personal Care To ensure that the duties as defined by the Care Manager are delivered as detailed in the care plan. This will consist of Level 1 and 2 Care Services and may consist of the following: • To renew and/or empty catheter bags using clean, careful techniques • To assist clients with mobilising and transferring using hoists etc • To assist clients with full toilet care including incontinence • Providing post operative care following elective surgery • Providing preventative pressure area care • Caring for clients who may have a slight degree of memory loss • Responding to night calls for care needs Level 4 Clients – Complex Care To ensure that the duties as defined by the Care Manager are delivered as detailed in the care plan. This will consist of Level 1, 2 and 3 Care

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