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Support Worker Mental Health

Company: Flexicare At Home    Location: Wakefield

Job Summary

Flexicare At Home are seeking a full or part time carer to support a gentleman with dementia in the Sandal area.

The client has calls 7 days a week 10am 3pm and 5pm 7pm.

We are looking for an experienced individual who is able to provide personal care and support out into the community.

Role Responsibility

  • Supporting him out into the community for meals, drives out etc
  • Assist the client with any meal preparation, medication and personal care
  • Accompanying to him any appointments

Person Specification The ideal candidate will be:

  • Ideally experienced in challenging behaviour and mental health
  • Fully flexible and MUST have a full driving license
  • Must be a good listener and be very patient
  • Reliable
  • Compassionate
  • Positive attitude with the ability to defuse situations calmly and effectively

What we offer:

  • A full training programme
  • Paid travel time and a generous mileage allowance
  • A competitive hourly rate of pay that is dependent on qualifications
  • A comprehensive induction programme with certificates given for each module.
  • The opportunity to complete QCF levels 2 and 3 (formally NVQ) in Health and Social Care.
  • Access to a wide range of distance learning courses including end of life care and mental health awareness.
  • Full support throughout your employment including regular observations, supervisions and appraisals.
  • Competitive pay
  • Enrolment on our unique 9-month Psychology of Care course.
  • Part time and full time positions available
  • Full DBS check free of charge.
  • Uniforms and an equipment bag provided.
  • Supportive office staff.
  • 24 hour emergency on-call line.
  • Regular staff meetings.
  • 60 p mileage
  • Double Pay on Bank Holidays.

Flexicare At Home are a family run business based in West Yorkshire and approved by the Governments Care Quality Commission.

We specialise in practical care and emotional support services in the comfort of that all-important place peoples own home.

We strive to provide our staff with plenty of support, training and encouragement.

We are seeking a warm, compassionate and reliable home care assistant to enable our service users to remain in the comfort and safety of their own home.

If you would like to work for a nurturing, rewarding and committed employer who values staff and those we care for, please contact a member of the HR team on 01924 251166 for more information.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Required experience:

  • Support Environment: 1 year

Job Location:

  • Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Required licences or certifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care
  • Driving License