Community Carer

The Community Carer role will combine both personal and domestic care duties with the objective of helping our clients take care of themselves at home and wherever possible, to restore them to full independence. Many of our service users are elderly and may have one or more of the following: learning disability, mental health issues, physical disability, sensory impairment, dementia including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease etc.

Community Carers must therefore be prepared to work in an unsupervised situation and be prepared to give attention to the needs of the client as well as the performance of practical tasks.

Working hours are based on a 2-week rota. Full-time employees are required to work alternate full weekends and a minimum of 2 evenings in the week.

Part-time employees are required to be available for evenings and weekend working.

Previous care experience is desirable but not essential as OPC will deliver a comprehensive induction and work shadowing programme for all carers than join us.

 

Essential:

  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Ability to read, write and speak English in order to communicate effectively
  • Good written communication skills for recording information clearly and concisely
  • Ability to travel with own transport to and work in a variety of different locations around Oxfordshire
  • Ability to work alone in a client’s home
  • Ability to work flexible hours to suit work shifts
  • Good time management skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to undertake basic calculations in order to support clients with financial transactions such as shopping etc.
  • Willingness to undertake all essential training and training relevant to the role when required
  • Friendly, positive and outgoing person
  • Caring and reliable
  • Good time management
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills
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