As a domiciliary care worker, you are an essential part of the work and support we provide to families across the North West. It is a unique job opportunity to make a real difference to young people with complex needs, and their families.
Domiciliary Care Worker Jobs
What is a Domiciliary Care Worker?
A domiciliary care worker provides additional support to someone within their home, allowing them to maintain their independence but offering help with tasks they may consider challenging.
At Lagan’s Foundation, a care worker is responsible for providing support and care to children with complex needs, a heart condition or feeding issue upon request, and their families.
What is the role of a Domiciliary Care Worker?
The role of a domiciliary care worker is extremely varied. The main role is to visit people in their own home and offer assistance where required. Tasks can be different each day from personal care, household tasks or community integration.
With Lagan’s Foundation, care packages are commissioned so the role is in accordance to the specific care needs of the child and family.
Your role is to support their health and well being as much as possible.
Some of the activities you would be expected to support with include:
- Personal Care
- Support accessing the community
- Overnight supervision and care
- Managing risk
- Supporting parents to take a break
- Monitoring the overall health and well-being of the child
Being a family support worker is an extremely rewarding job. You really can make such a difference to a child and their family.
What qualifications do you need to be a Domiciliary Care Worker?
Qualifications may vary between organisations to become a domiciliary care worker. Here at Lagan’s Foundation, previous experience as a care assistant or home support worker from children with disabilities is essential.
The most important skill is patience. Facilitating care is demanding so you must have a genuine interest and desire to help with kindness and understanding at the heart of everything you do.
We are always looking for more kind-hearted people to join our team, with domiciliary care worker jobs available across the North West. If you’d like to become a domiciliary care worker with Lagan’s Foundation please read below and complete our online application.