Complex Care Assistant – Various postcodes across Gateshead

Vacancy: Complex Care Assistant – Various postcodes across Gateshead

Summary

The purpose of this role is to provide support to individuals with complex health care needs where they feel most comfortable, within their own homes.

Additions

We offer guaranteed hour contracts
Long sits and pop-in visits available
We pay an extra 20p on top every visit that you carry out, when completing pop-in visits
We pay 20p per business mile to car driver

Eligibility Required

Full enhanced DBS will be applied for, paid for by Be Caring Ltd.

Experience Required

Experience is not essential as full training and support will be provided.

The Role

As a complex care assistant, you will spend your time out in the community visiting our service users and ensuring they are well looked after, safe and happy. The type of care and support that we offer varies depending on each service user’s individual needs.

All of our service users have a care plan in place for you to adhere to, however, please see below a list of potential tasks that you may be expected to carry out:

Nutritional needs via PEG
Bowel care
Tracheostomy care
Spinal injury associated care
Ventilation needs
Assistance with suction
Acquired brain injury (ABI) associated needs
Support with epilepsy including rescue medication administration
Dealing with autonomic dysreflexia (AD) attacks
Complex moving and positioning, including the use of equipment
Supporting our service users to access the local community, through college, support and hobbies
One to one support for residents within care homes
Assisting with personal care, including intimate care with dignity
Administration/prompting of medication
Assisting with the preparation of meals/drinks

Support

If you are successful in appointment of this position you will have the opportunity to complete:

Five days induction training
Care certificate
At least 16 hours shadowing an experienced member of the team
Apprenticeship/diploma in care
Any additional training required for your role

Any Specific Details relating to role

Tracheostomy care
PEG feeds
Ventilation care
Midazolam training
Working with people with spinal injury, acquired brain injury, epilepsy and specialist neurological conditions including MND and Huntington’s disease
Intimate care, delivered with dignity
Emotional support
Administration/prompting of medication
Moving and positioning, including use of equipment

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