Day Care Assistant / Driver

Santosh Community Centre CIC (Community Interest Company) is a small not for profit organisation that delivers quality, affordable, adaptable and accessible day care services predominantly to the South Asian Community in Leicester and its surroundings.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm (flexibility required)

Pay: National Minimum Wage

Purpose: Responsible for providing day care services and care that meet the needs of the Service Users in a safe, engaging and professional manner.

SUMMARY OF ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
● Provide appropriate quality care for Service Users
● Monitor the wellbeing of Service Users
● Assist with the dietary requirements and needs of the Service Users throughout the day including mealtimes
● Assist in providing a range of stimulating activities and outings appropriate to the needs of Service Users
● Complete paperwork and other administrative duties related to day care services
● Undertake transport responsibilities
● Work as a cohesive team to look after and support the Service Users
● Follow reporting protocols and liaise with colleagues and the manager as appropriate
● Understand and comply with all policies and procedures with a particular focus on health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and GDPR
● Keep accurate and relevant records
● Always be vigilant of Service Users’ needs and requirements taking into account their support plan
● Help Service Users with their mobility needs such as using the bathrooms
● Promote independence, equality, dignity and self-esteem of Service Users and colleagues
● Encourage social inclusion for the Service Users by creating, supporting and adapting group activities

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
● Assume responsibility for own professional development
● Take reasonable care of the health and safety of yourself and all other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work
● Always respect the confidentiality of information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act

CORE SKILLS AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
● NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care
● Valid and clean UK driving license
● 2+ years’ experience as a carer/driver within a care environment
● Fluent in Gujarati and Hindi
● Basic command of English
● Team player but works on own initiative, whilst keeping manager informed
● Empathetic and understanding of others
● Bubbly personality
● Energetic, positive, enthusiastic and creative
● Honest and acts with integrity
● Respectful and embraces diversity
● Learns from experience and share knowledge with others
● Trustworthy and discreet
● Santosh Community Centre Ambassador

This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive, and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as reasonably required.
This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modification.

Application process: Please send your CV to alpa.chauhan@leicester.gov.uk

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