Job Ref: LL/LK | Permanent | Cornwall PL14 | Hourly Rate £8.85| Closing Date: 31st July 2019

Job overview

Enham Trust is supporting a client in rural Cornwall to find a female Care Assistant who can provide support with a variety of tasks, which will enable the client to live a varied and interesting independent life, in and around the community. The ideal candidate will have experience working with challenging behaviour and be confident to hit the ground running.

Hourly Rate:


Hours: Full Time

This is not a 9-5 job and sometimes can be tough and challenging, but it is rewarding and enjoyable.

Main duties

  • To work within a team with a consistent approach to retain and increase the client’s independence where possible
  • Help the client with behaviours and emotional needs. The client’s needs vary so flexible thinking and approach is needed
  • Please note this position requires sleepin's and waking night responsibilities.

Personal duties

  • To assist with all aspects of personal care whilst promoting independence as much as possible
  • Assist the client with eating and drinking
  • Assist the client with medication, collect and administration
  • Pushing a wheelchair if and when necessary

Domestic duties

  • Shopping and assisting with shopping
  • Collecting and carrying things on the client’s behalf
  • Undertaking preparation and cooking of meals and drinks
  • Setting up and assisting the client to cook and clean independently
  • Undertaking of all household duties such as washing up, laundry, ironing, hovering dusting, making and changing of beds
  • Setting up the computer and assisting when needed
  • Help the client look after animals in the home, your duties would include cleaning out animal's houses
  • Looking after the maintenance of the client’s home, garden and car, reporting of faults
  • Any reasonable duties that may be necessary

Social duties

  • Acting as a driver/escort for outings such as swimming, rollercoasters, ice skating and much more
  • Encourage and join in with activities helping the client socialise

Ideal candidate

  • Experience working with challenging behaviour
  • Reliable honest and trustworthy
  • Car driver/owner
  • Patience and good communication skills
  • Able to plan, organise and multitask
  • Physically able to assist me with moving and handling (training will be given)
  • Be energetic and of a happy deposition
  • Be able to work as a team and respect each other as individuals
  • Respect the client’s privacy and treat everything you see, hear and do as confidential
  • Enjoy a challenge
  • Be able to assist with paperwork as necessary
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Legally able to work in UK


To apply please email your CV with the job reference to [email protected]

As part of our Information Advice and Guidance Service, Enham Trust supports disabled people to employ their own staff. This vacancy is not a role within Enham Trust but an excellent opportunity to work directly for one of our customers.

The below posts complies with section 7 (2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.