Part time Male Care Worker (Age UK York Carer’s Respite Service)
Age UK York are looking for part time Male Care Workers in our Carer’s Respite Service for 6 hours a weekwith potential for extra hours when holiday and sickness cover when needed.
As this role includes personal care specifically for male service users we are looking for recruit male Care Workers to balance the team which meets the requirements of Section 7(2b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 applies that there is a genuine occupational requirement for male staff for these positions.
Job Description The service has been running successfully for over 40 years to help carers in York receive a break from their caring duties. Age UK York has been providing carer respite services through ‘In Safe Hands’ since 1981. The support workers take the place of the regular informal carer for anything from 1-5 hours per week. The cared for person may have dementia or confusion. Age UK York is an independent local charity. We have been working in the local community to help older people for nearly 50 years.
Benefits • The salary is £8.50 per hour • 26 days holidays plus bank holidays (pro rata) • Full training provided • Mileage paid • DBS paid for by Age UK York
Responsibilities and Duties • Accompany an older person on outings away from their home e.g. snooker club or cinema. • If necessary and applicable, give personal care such as help with mobility, toileting, preparing food and help with eating, dressing, undressing and washing, training will be provided. • Report to the Service Organiser responsible for the client’s care any issues which may have arisen with regard to health and safety and possible risk. • Attend appropriate paid mandatory training sessions. • Attend support worker sessions during the year. • Send in accurate written time sheets at the end of each month. • To take such decisions as are necessary for the safety and welfare of the client. • To monitor the ongoing condition of the client. • Overnight care as and when required (arranged with advanced notice)
Person Specification Essential • Understanding and sensitivity to the needs of older people. • Ability to work on own initiative without supervision. • Ability to handle challenging or inappropriate behaviour. • Adaptability to rapidly changing situations and behaviour patterns. • Experience of older people with confusion or dementia. • Honesty, reliability and confidentiality.
Desirable • Knowledge of safe Moving and Handling, basic First Aid and Health and Safety and Risk Assessment procedures. • A liking for social activities.