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VACANCY: Social Care for Older People in Gateshead

Hours: Casual Hours, £6.57 per hour (Hours are worked between 9am and 4:30pm weekdays)
Contract Type: Casual
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 (helping on buses, 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

Desirable Criteria:-
-Able to drive and access to own vehicle
-Experience of wheelchair handling (putting up and down, assisting people in and out of chair for example)

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