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VACANCY - Social Care in Gateshead

Hours: Minimum 4 hours per week

Hourly Rate: £6.77 per hour (Hours are worked between 9am and 4:30pm weekdays)

Location: Gateshead.

Closing Date: Email teamworkjobs@outlook.com to request an application form. Please return within two weeks of receiving your application form.

Summary

Happy to Help is a third sector organisation offering home care support services (cleaning, pension collection, bill paying and shopping) for older and/or disabled people living in Gateshead. We also provide social care, giving one to one support and companionship for local people to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. Social Care services ensure that older people or those with disabilities continue to lead active lives by doing things for themselves with just a little bit of our support. This may be to do regular shopping, attending appointments, visiting relatives or friends, taking up or continuing to do hobby or going for a walk.

Responsibilities

Ensure client has everything they need for their outing

Assist client during their outing (packing and carrying shopping, helping to use equipment etc)

Give support during transport (in and out of car, seatbelts etc)

Be responsive to client needs throughout their social care session

Personal Specification

Committed, patient and caring

Reliable and trustworthy

Good timekeeping

Excellent people skills

Must be able to drive and have access to a car

Desirable Criteria

Experience of wheelchair handling (putting up and down, assisting people in and out of chair for example)

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