Role and Responsibilities
Care workers are typically the people seeing individuals receiving care on a day-to-day basis. They support with all aspects of day to day living; from social and physical activities to personal care and mealtimes, every day is different for those in care settings.
Supporting the delivery of a range of Day Opportunities to older people. The service will be outcome focused and based on a person-centred approach that meets individual needs and aspirations.
Care staff’s responsibilities vary depending on the individuals they support but typically include:
- Supporting with personal care
- Supporting with social and physical activities
- Administering medications
- Assisting with mealtimes
- Monitoring and recoding changes in an individual’s condition
Skills and Experience
Your induction will include necessary training such as health & safety, first aid and moving and handling. Additional specific training such as autism awareness, communication skills or working with people with specific conditions may be offered.
It might be useful to have experience working in a similar role or with vulnerable adults. You could gain this experience through a work placement, from your personal life, through volunteering or as part of a traineeship or apprenticeship.
All care staff must complete the Care Certificate within the first 12 weeks of employment as part of their induction.