We are looking for a Senior Carer to join our growing team here in our offices in Lewes and also Polegate East Sussex. Pay is £9 - £11 - increasing when training is complete. We are an independent care agency/service - Sun Rose Care. We have a strong ethos in being client-centred so our clients are involved in setting up their team whenever possible.
We also support our staff by paying higher rates which increase after training is completed. We have a pension plan, holiday pay, free training and a mileage allowance. We do support you in advancing your career.
We are looking for a Senior Carer who will be some days in the office other days in the field helping with Spot Checks, Client Reviews, Assessments and Support Plans. It is desirable that you can also help the Care Co-ordinator with rotas and recruitment especially to cover holidays but also on busy days. Experience with People Planner or a similar database system is needed. You will sometimes write up the Support Plans so you do have to understand and be able to write clear English.
The job also entails working as sometimes as a Support Worker - you will be expected to have your own clients and also to cover any sick days or holidays of our staff. This Senior role can then move up to Team Leader if this interests you.
We all share the weekend on-call between 4 staff members.
This post can start part-time and move up to full time. You will have full training in the job role. Job description attached. You do need a background in care and be experienced in working in the care arena. It is essential that you have a minimum training level of NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care and you need to be a car driver. In some circumstances if you have done the Care Certificate and have experience working as a Senior or Care Co-ordinator we will consider your application.
If you are interested send us a CV and we will send you an application form. Or call us for more info on 01273 474-121
SENIOR CARE WORKER Job Description
Be part of the senior supervisory team, line managed by the Manager, to lead, motivate and supervise a team of care workers within a defined geographical area.
Through regular communication, review and continuous monitoring, ensure that a person-centred effective and high quality service is delivered to every service user, enabling them to remain safe and independent in their own homes.
Company policy, ethos and all regulatory requirements are met by following the main functions of the job:-
To ensure that the delivery of the care and support by the care worker team reflects the s/u needs, desired outcomes, preferences and diversity, promoting their wellbeing and quality of life in line with their individual care plans and meeting continuity of care.To communicate openly, honestly and effectively with s/u, carers and other professionals involved in their care and support plan.To report immediately any concerns to your line manager relating to significant changes in the s/u health and support needs.Telephone liaison with potential new customers to set up “meet & greets” at their home/in the office as free consultations in preparation for the initial risk assessment and care planningTo undertake individual s/u care and support planning at formal reviews, with the s/u and all involved parties. Use your knowledge and expertise of person-centred care to update care plans to ensure that s/u are able to meet their desired outcomes, in a safe non-risk adverse manner, promoting their independence at all times.To be part of the “on-call” rota to provide emergency support for the area teamComplete telephone screening with new applicants to shortlist prospective candidates for interviewSupport the team with the personnel paperwork at interview, induction, shadowing and mentoring.Liaise with the care co-ordinator to update a recruitment pipeline with potential new applicantsUpdate the Recruitment Tracker with the Reg. Manager to track applicant start dates at weekly planning meetings.To undertake shadowing, supervisions and team meeting with the care worker teamTo ensure that the care worker team can identify situations with the potential for abuse, take preventative measures, respond to allegations of abuse and report these in accordance with company policy, CQC and local safeguarding authority.To provide a confidential way for staff to raise concerns about risks to people who use the service, poor practice and adverse events in line with the company whistle-blowing policy and legislative requirements.To monitor the quality of each care worker’s work practice through regular assessment and spot checks. Those workers who do not meet acceptable performance levels are managed accordingly.To ensure that where equipment is provided as part of the care and support plan, it is safe and fit for purpose, detailing any remedial actions to be taken as part of the risk assessment process.To monitor the care worker team regularly, ensuring that they are attending scheduled visits at the agreed time and for the agreed length of time.To identify any professional staff development needs and monitor staff competencies to ensure they provide effective care and support at all times.To complete all training under the care certificate and any additional training to update skills and knowledge necessary for the supervisor role.