Care assistants provide valuable support to qualified professionals in health-care environments such as hospitals, care homes, and nursing homes. As a care assistant, you may assist specialists or therapists to set up equipment or provide direct support to patients when they are performing routine personal care activities. Depending on the situation and job type, you may have to work shifts, which may include nights and weekends. At E&T Recruitment, we provide the best care assistance opportunities for our candidates so they can work when they want to while earning good pay.
Due to the nature of the job, care assistants may need to pass a police check, but we ensure your checks and screening process are as smooth as possible. Your job primarily is to offer support and assistance to people in need of extra care.
Your clients may include a wide range of patients such as people with disabilities, the elderly, as well as children with learning/physical disabilities. You may need to provide health-related care and day to day personal care with getting up and preparing for the day, washing, feeding, dressing, mobility, laundry and ironing, respite care, shopping, assisting with medication among others.
As a care assistant, you are expected to work in residential nursing homes or supported communities as well as with children who might be suffering from learning and/or physical disabilities.
Here are some of your responsibility as a Care Assistant
- A caregiver must be adept at building relationships with his or her patients and their families.
- You must also be able to identify the individual needs of your patients and work towards helping them live a more meaningful and quality life.
- You are expected to help them achieve their daily routines, help with physical activities, demonstrate empathy, and be flexible enough to accommodate your patients’ needs.
- You should also be able to work with your patients’ family and be a supportive and kind caregiver.
Do you want to build a career in the social care sector? Consultants at E&T Recruitment will help you secure a position that’s a perfect fit for you in the social care sector. We are here to help you.