Job Detail

Care Assistant / Support Worker

Job Title: Bank Care Assistant/Support Worker
Job Number: HCPA002499
Company Name: Herts Good Care
Available shift times: Days , Nights , Evenings , Weekends
Location: Hertfordshire
Type of Provider: Home Care (Domiciliary)
Supporting individuals with: Dementia , Older Adults , End Of Life , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Physical Disability , Sensory Impairment , Substance Misuse , Epilepsy , Neurological Conditions
Salary: £11 - £12 Per Hour
Hours of Work: Full time and part time, depending on needs of each service
Driving Required: Yes
Vacancy Type: Temporary
Contract Type: 0 Hours Contract

The company

Herts Good Care is supporting over 500 adult social care companies across Hertfordshire by providing a temporary staff service. This service is called the Herts Good Care Rescue Workforce. The COVID-19 virus is affecting different care organisations, their staff and the individuals they support in different ways. It could be that a member of staff needs to self isolate due to showing possible symptoms, or perhaps they have children or a family member they need to care for. When this happens the company needs someone to step in for the period of time when they are short staffed. 


Why should I apply for this job?

  • This is an opportunity to help out in your local community and support local care companies by providing high quality care.
  • A chance to gain experience within various care settings to add to your CV and support with future career progression.
  • Flexible work and shifts, each company will have different shift patterns to cover 
  • Opportunity to access benefits via Herts Care Academy
  • Earn at least £11 per hour

What does this job involve?

Each company you may be placed with temporarily will have different requirements depending on the needs of the individuals they support. Here is an idea of what to expect: 

You will be helping our clients to live their lives as independently as possible in their own homes, supporting them to make choices about their care, be involved and have a voice. You will help them with their everyday living, this may include:

Daily Living: Assist clients with going about their daily life, from support with medication, to preparing meals, and helping them to keep well. For example: prompting/administering medication, meal planning and preparation, assistance with eating and drinking, helping individuals with reduced mobility to move around, assisting with life skills such as cooking, budgeting, tidying and laundry.

Community: Accompany clients accessing the community and attending their chosen activities in line with their personal care and support plan. For example: shopping and leisure activities, exercising, attending medical and other appointments. This can include liaising with health care professionals.

Companionship: Build professional relationships with clients, assisting with their emotional, social and spiritual needs whilst encouraging independence and choice

Personal care: Support service users with their care needs in line with their individual care plan. This may include assisting with personal care as required by the individual. For example: supporting to get dressed, supporting to use the toilet, support with bathing, shaving, skin, hair, foot care and dental hygiene.

Am I the right person for this job?

  • First and foremost we are looking for individuals who have a caring and compassionate nature who want to help vulnerable people by providing much needed care and support.
  • To be able to enter different care settings and support currently during COVID-19 it is important that you have experience in adult care settings. This could be within care homes, supporting people in their own homes or within supported living settings. 
  • You must have completed mandatory training which is the equivalent of the Care Certificate. If you have not got a physical certificate then dates of completion or a confirmation from a previous employer is sufficient.
  • You must be able to provide 2 references