Job Profiles Apex Health + Social Care Homecare Workers provide support to clients in their own homes. A Homecare Worker’s day will comprise of visiting a number of clients in need of personal care, domestic assistance and/or companionship. Visits can vary from 15 minutes to durations of up to 12 hours. Homecare Workers are expected to travel around a local area so a full valid driving licence and access to a car is essential.Your responsibilities will include:- Assisting clients with washing and personal hygiene Assisting clients with dressing and undressing Domestic assistance such as light cleaning Continence care Companionship Assisting clients with cooking / food preparation Shopping Prompting or administering medication Essential skills required are:- Caring and compassionate nature Excellent communication skills Positive and proactive attitude Flexibility Full clean driving licence and access to your own vehicle Our Homecare Team will work with your regular availability to ensure continuity for you and the people you are providing care for, enabling you to build a supportive relationship with your service users. Remember you may be the only person that they see all day so you have the power to make a positive difference in their life. Following a successful interview, full training will be provided. We will continue to work with you through regular supervisions and appraisals to identify any future training needs. We will support you to progress into other areas of care work if you wish, this could include General Hospitals or mental health placements. Following your first supervision, you will be expected to start working towards your NVQ (now CQF diploma) Level 2 in Health and Social Care which will award you learning credits which count towards further and higher education programmes. Support Worker As a Support Worker with Apex Health + Social Care you will provide essential support to vulnerable people who may have learning difficulties, physical difficulties, challenging behaviour or mental health problems. This may involve supporting people who live in a 24 hour Supported Network House, on a one to one basis in a residential setting or in their own/parent’s home within the community. You can make a real difference and enable people to live an independent life. To work as a Support Worker previous experience working with people with learning disabilities or challenging behaviour is desirable and you must be able to work unsupervised on occasions. As a Support Worker your role is to include the person that you are supporting with all aspects of decision making, at the appropriate level for that person. This will include all daily activities, encouraging and supporting people to maintain and develop their independence and to take an active role in their community. You must promote independence at all times whilst ensuring you maintain a safe environment that enables vulnerable people to express themselves and be as independent as possible. Your role may involve providing support or encouragement with daily activities including: Washing, dressing and toileting. Shopping, Dealing with finances, Cooking/ meal preparation Cleaning Support with medication regimes Some individuals may require support whilst at the day centres, attending work placements or college and involvement in social activities/ support with socialising. People may also require support to manage their behaviour both at home and out in the community. Healthcare Assistant Working as a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) with Apex Health + Social Care means you have access to a wide variety of shifts in many different clinical settings. As an approved provider of healthcare to the NHS, we can offer you the choice of general, mental health or community based work. To work as a HCA for us you are required to have at least six months experience working within the healthcare industry including experience of providing personal care. As a HCA on a hospital ward/ unit your role is to support the qualified nurses in providing care and support to patients. This may include: Personal care (toileting, washing, dressing), Assistance at meal times (uncovering food, feeding and monitoring that patients are eating) Communicating with patients, ward staff and families Observations (which may include taking blood pressure / temperature) Completing relevant charts and paperwork One to one work with individuals on a mental health ward/unit If you wish to work towards a recognised Care Qualification (NVQ level 2 in Health & Social Care – now QCF diploma) we can provide training and support. Qualified Nurses (General, Mental Health and Specialist) Working with Apex Health + Social Care gives you the flexibility and choice to work when and where you want. As a supplier to the NHS under the NHS Framework Agreement for Nursing, we supply to all major Trusts and PCT’s throughout the North West and Midlands.