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Home Carer - Edinburgh

Location: EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN Salary: 8.45 - 9.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Care Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3102664
REED are working in partnership with a care at home provider, offering ongoing temporary work in Edinburgh with the scope to go permanent.

Any interested candidate must have access to their own vehicle for travel due to the nature of the role.

Job Purpose

To support our service users with all aspects of their day to day living, so they can enjoy the best possible quality of life. You will mostly work alone with the service user in their home. Providing care and support offers many rewards, but can also be challenging. Compassion, good communication skills and a calm and caring manner are essential for this important role.


Care and support

Give anti-discriminatory care and support that values the whole person rather than merely seeing a list of care needs. Carefully listen and observe how each service user prefers their care and support to be delivered on a day to day basis. Help them make their own decisions so they can be as independent as possible.
Follow the instructions in the care and support plan agreed with each service user. This may include:

• All aspects of personal care such as showering and bathing, dressing and grooming, dental hygiene, toileting and continence care

• Assisting with medicines, ordering and collecting prescriptions or returning unwanted medicines to the pharmacy for safe disposal

• Supporting the service user to eat and drink well. For example, helping the customer to plan what to eat and drink, giving gentle encouragement, shopping, preparing and serving food and drinks, clearing the table, washing up and keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy, agreeing with the service user how to store food safely and when to dispose of out of date produce

• Safely using aids and personal equipment in a manner that respects the dignity of each individual. For example walking frames, wheelchairs, manual and electric hoists, sliding sheets and moving boards, hearing aids and other physical aids

• Housework such as dusting, tidying, washing floors, vacuuming and sweeping, doing the laundry and ironing, making beds and changing the linen

• Social and physical activities or mental stimulation such as keeping in touch with friends/relatives, taking a service user out shopping or to social activities, hobbies such as reading, photo albums, games, etc.

• Supporting a customer through temporary and terminal illness, including end of life care, hospital appointments, liaising with community health support and families

We are able to offer

• £8.45 per hour
• 25p per mile reimbursement for travel
• Paid training and free PVG scheme membership

Interested candidates must have a minimum of six months experience in a similar care role within the past three years.

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