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You may be expected to perform any of the following tasks, please take your time to read through this document. If you have any questions or concerns please speak to a member off staff before signing.

1. Providing Social/Emotional Support

Listening and talking with a client is an important part of your role. Sometimes you may be the person’s only regular contact with the outside world and your presence gives the day some meaning.

2. Promoting Independence

It is important for people to feel that they have control over their own lives. By assisting clients only to do what they are unable to do themselves, and to help people learn a new skill that will enable them to maintain their quality of life and independence you are helping them to maintain a sense of self-worth. By doing something for clients that they could do themselves you are depriving them of their independence and self-worth.

3. Performing Personal Care Tasks

Procedures which can only be performed by workers who have had the relevant training are:

  • Assisting with, and/or supervision of bathing, showering or sponging in bed
  • Assisting with dressing/undressing
  • Assisting with grooming, shaving and hair care
  • Assisting with mobility
  • In bed: to sit, to turn
  • Out of bed: to stand and walk, to sit, to transfer to commode, wheelchair, chair or vehicle
  • Assisting with eating and/or drinking, including cooking and preparation of special diets
  • Assisting with toileting
  • Assisting with prescribed exercise or therapy programs (only after individual instruction)
  • Fitting of aids, appliances such as splints and calipers (only after individual instruction)
  • Assisting with the administration of medication

4. Providing Respite

To stay with a person who is frail aged, confused or who has a disability, or a child because the person cannot be left alone unsupervised. Generally this allows the person’s regular Carer to have sometime to him/herself. It may also involve playing with children to stimulate them and keep them occupied.

NB: When providing respite for children or highly dependents clients Personal Carers are not responsible for undertaking general household duties.

5. Providing Personal Assistance

You may be required to assist with:

  • Shopping
  • Paying of bills
  • Banking
  • Transporting the person to activity programs, shopping, family’s, etc.

6. Performing Household/Environmental Maintenance

Cleaning of:

  • All floor surfaces – sweeping, mopping and vacuuming
  • Showers, baths, toilets, basins and commodes
  • Cookers, fridges, cook tops and sinks
  • Benches, cupboards and dusting
  • Inside woodwork, windows and blinds
  • Changing bed linen or making beds
  • Ironing
  • Washing, hanging out, and folding of laundry
  • Preparing and/or cooking of meals

7. Health & Safety:

Report immediately to the Manager or Supervisor any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by the Client.

Understand, and ensure the implementation of the Health & Safety policy.

Report to the Manager or Supervisor and faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard in the Work Environment.

8. Policies and Procedures:

It is your duty to read all company policies and procedures, including the organisations where you will be working for Breeze Healthcare, including, Support Plans and finding Fire Exits and familiarising yourself with First aid appliances.

9. Records

To read and write in log-book records and take part in staff and service users’ meetings and in training activities as directed.

As an employee of Breeze Healthcare you have a DUTY OF CARE to the Clients you are working with, if you have any issues or concerns when on shift please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team