Community response assistant

Band 2

Main area
Band 2
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£15,404 - £18,157 pa
04/03/2018 23:59

We’re looking for experienced carers for a community based role with Hampshire County Council, delivering personalised care in a home setting to people living in the New Forest area.

You will be providing care in the community to people who need support to live independently at home, so it is essential that you have your own transport and the appropriate insurance to enable you to travel safely and efficiently between patients’ residences. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

In this role you will work with a diverse range of people including older people, or people who may have a learning disability, physical disability and/or dementia. You will provide personal care and support that allowing individuals to maintain a good measure of health, hygiene, safety, mobility and emotional well-being, and most importantly allows them to live within their chosen environment.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Experience in a caring role
  • Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the role
  • Ability to deal with fluctuating demands and pressures
  • Ability to deal with a range of difficult situations

If selected for this exciting opportunity, you will:

  • Provide personal care including assistance with getting up or going to bed, assistance with maintenance of personal hygiene, skin care, and assistance to maintain continence
  • Provide assistance with maintaining mobility, maintaining social interaction and all daily living tasks and with the preparation of meals
  • Maintain nutrition via artificial means subject to individual risk assessment and manage food stores/refrigerator

You’ll be required to work split shifts covering evenings, weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

This is a permanent role, which will be based in the community for at least 12 months. After this period, if a role based in the community is no longer available, we will move you to a hospital-based position. We have a number of positions available on a full and part time basis.

You will work independently for much of the role, but will be part of a wider team who will always be available via the phone to provide help and guidance. In addition to your existing healthcare experience, we will provide any support, training and development you may need to carry out this role.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to grow and develop within your profession, whilst providing care and enabling patients to lead as independent lives as they are able to.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch with any questions on

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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