As an experienced care provider we know the kind of person who will work well with us; and the answer is…most people will!  The most basic requirement is that you must want to care for people, but there are a few others.  Have a look at the table below!

 

Person Specification

CARE ASSISTANT

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

 

Qualifications

 

  • No formal qualifications required.
  • Willingness to start the Common Inductions Standards & work towards Diploma in Health & Social Care.
 

  • NVQ 2/Diploma level 2 in Care or similar care qualification.
  • Medication, Moving & Handling training completed.
  • Food Hygiene Certificate.

 

 

Experience

 

  • An understanding of care provision.
 

  • Prior experience of working in adult social care, especially domiciliary care or
  • Voluntary care experience or
  • Caring for a relative
 

Skills & attributes

 

  • Excellent communication skills – to liaise with clients and social workers.
  • Able to work alone & as part of a team when required.
  • Able to demonstrate empathy and a caring nature.
  • The ability to be patient when under pressure.
  • Ability to cope and adapt to change.
  • Written skills -Able to complete care documentation accurately.

 

 

  • Able to cope with emergency situations when they arise.
  • Experience of completing care records, risk assessments using the appropriate language.
 

Physical Abilities & Skills

 

  • To be willing to learn how to operate hoists and equipment to assist clients in moving and transferring.

 

  • Experience in Moving & Handling using hoists and other aids to assist the movement and transfer of clients.

 

 

Additional requirements

 

  • If using your car – you must have valid driving licence & business insurance.
  • Walking routes limited, but available.
  • Ability to prepare simple meals.

 

 

 

If you see yourself in that table, go to the next few pages, select a job and apply!  Your new career is on its way!