Care Worker - Day Centre

Full Time
Salary: £20.00 per hour
Location: Camden, London
Sectors:Unqualified Social Care

Care Worker - Day Centre
Full time: 35/hrs a week
Start date: ASAP

AKTON Recruitment is working closely with the local authorities and we are looking for a Care Worker to join the Day Centre in Camden. Enhanced DBS required.

To provide high quality personal, social and emotional care for clients within day care setting.
To care for and be aware of the needs of people who attend a day centre and help them achieve a fulfilled, self-determined and dignified life.
To take part in the care planning process and provide care for individual clients to meet the objectives of agreed personal care plans.


* To be aware of the individual needs of clients and respond appropriately to their likes and dislikes.
* To monitor clients' practical and personal needs, which may include clothing, hairdressing and health needs, such as dentistry and chiropody.
* To be aware of clients' emotional needs, provide support in times of distress and assist in maintaining good relationships with relatives, friends and other users of the service.
* To assist with organising and leading activity groups for clients which may focus on educational, leisure or therapeutic themes.
* To write basic information reports and assist the senior staff in maintaining routine administrative systems.
* To immediately inform the senior officer on duty of any significant change in a client's behaviour pattern or appearance and give a full report as required.
* To observe health and safety requirements, such as wearing gloves and take other precautions to reduce the risk of assault.

* The role holder needs to be flexible and adaptable at all times as the role involves working with people with challenging complex needs.
* The role holder may be exposed to unpleasant conditions due to the nature of 'personal care'. The work environment may also be noisy.
* Demands strict observation of universal precautions.
* Equipment is provided for all manual handling.

* Satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.
* NVQ Level 2 in Care.
* LDAF Induction.
* Minimum of two years' experience of working with Learning Disabilities or in older people's services .