Do you have the following qualities needed to join the My Homecare Angels South Dublin team:
Self-motivated and well-organised individual
Work well as an individual and as part of a team
Caring and sensitive to the needs of others
Flexible and hardworking
The ability to use your own initiative
Able to communicate effectively
What our carers say...
My Homecare is the best company I have worked for, we get plenty of support, got a fantastic manager who works alongside us. I work with a good team of girls and we are like one happy family. I just love my job and all of my service users.
I enjoy being a carer because I love the service users I work with, they are lovely people who need my help which makes my job very rewarding.
I love being a carer! To be able to give that bit of security so they know that someone is coming in to give them the help they need. Its nice to see their face light up when I arrive. For those who don't have family to visit, it brings a little of the outside world to them. I wouldn't swap my job for the world.
I joined the My Homecare team in 2016. I really enjoy my role as Co-ordinator / Office Administrator and have really settled in well. During my time here, I have gained confidence and knowledge of the care industry. I also perform care calls when needed - we all "muck in" and work well as a team.
Care & Support Workers:
This care service involves a programme of personal care and household care management that is personalised for each service user in the form of a care plan. Care duties will therefore include assisting the service user with a variety of duties, and in doing so the carer will observe and respect the service user’s dignity, privacy and independence as far as is practical.
Live in Carer:
Live-in Care Workers are employed to work with clients on a 24 hour basis to provide care and support to the client/s as detailed specifically in the care plan provided for each client. All clients are individuals who will have received a person-centred holistic assessment of their needs which forms the basis of their care plans. The role of the care worker is to meet their clients needs and to ensure they are supported as detailed in their care plan ensuring at all times that their privacy, dignity and independence are maintained. This will include not only assisting with the client’s personal care needs but also their social welfare. The role may include shopping, cooking and will include light housekeeping duties. Care packages will vary from providing companionship care through to providing palliative end of life care and care worker pay rates will vary accordingly. Care worker must work as directed by the Registered Manager and detailed in the individual care plan. The aim of 24 hour live-in care is to enable clients to remain in their homes with as much independence as possible, carrying out the tasks in a professional, discreet and caring manner whilst respecting the clients’ dignity, privacy, property and confidentiality.
A care coordinator job is often the single most important role involved in the care of any individual patient. Supervising interdisciplinary care by bringing together the different specialists whose help the patient may need, the coordinator is also responsible for monitoring and evaluating the care delivered.
Day to day duties:
Given the wide remit of the job, a care coordinator’s regular duties can be quite varied. Each piece of work they do begins with a meeting with the patient, kinship carers and other family members to discuss their needs, the services available to them and the help they want.
A care plan is drawn up on this basis and the coordinator is then responsible for contacting other care departments or agencies to ensure that services are delivered appropriately.
Daily tasks generally include the following:
- Developing care plans and rearranging them as necessary when difficulties arise.
- Visiting patients, checking on the care they’ve received and documenting it accordingly.
- Working with the care team to evaluate interventions and identify where and when further ones will be required.
- Reading, attending workshops and liaising with professional bodies to stay abreast of developments in the field.
A coordinator needs to understand the importance of listening to patients and respecting their rights as well as adhering to relevant laws and to the standards of care. Given the team supervision aspect of the job, the coordinator must also be responsible for team safety.