SENIOR CARE TEAM LEAD – EDINBURGH - #562351

Prestige Nursing + Care


Date: 1 week ago
City: Edinburgh
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Prestige Nursing + Care



We want to make life better for more people. If you are as passionate about quality as we are and you want a role where your skills will make a real difference, this is a great opportunity. You can help us to grow and develop in an exciting business that puts people front and centre of everything we do.


Prestige Nursing & Care, part of the Sodexo Group, has provided home care for over 75 years and we have 35 local offices in England and Scotland. Our aim is to lead the care industry by providing high quality, personalised and specialist services to our clients.


We are looking for a dynamic and independent care professional with solid quality and standards experience and a flexible, can-do attitude to join the Edinburgh Branch as their Senior Care Team Lead. As an integral part of the branch team this is a role with plenty of scope to contribute to the success of the business.


We offer a supportive working environment with lots of potential for learning and development and a friendly, agile and flexible working culture.


Reporting to the Branch Manager your role will include:


The role of Senior Care Team Lead is to working under the direction of the Care Planner and Branch Manager, implement systems to ensure that a domiciliary care service is delivered meeting and exceeding legislative standards, and in accordance with company equal opportunities and health & safety policy.



MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:


This involves the following major responsibilities



  • To undertake domiciliary care risk and manual handling assessments on new clients/service users prior to the provision of a domiciliary care service (or within 2 working days in exceptional circumstances) with regard to the potential risks to service users and workers associated with delivering the package of care, and to ensure that the assessment is updated annually or following any significant change, whichever is sooner. For individuals who are self-funding, undertake a care needs assessment appropriate to the level of support requested including risk and manual handling assessment.

  • To maintain an effective system in consultation with the Care Planner and Branch Manager for quality assurance management based on the outcomes for service users, in which standards and indicators to be achieved are clearly defined and monitored on a continuous basis, ensuring that all service users and their carers are consulted about the care service including:


– At least one quality monitoring telephone call to all service users quarterly to monitor the performance of care workers.


– At least 4 spot checks annually on care workers attending client/service user domiciliary care assignments to monitor the performance of the care workers and the outcome of the care service.


– Attend Social Services client reviews as required within service specifications.



  • To meet domiciliary care workers formally on a one to one basis for the purposes of direct supervision at least quarterly and keep written records on the content and outcome of each meeting. With the consent of a service user, at least one of these meetings to incorporate direct observation of the care worker providing care to the service user with whom they regularly work.


KEY ATTRIBUTES/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:



  • Experience of supervising/ managing others

  • Smart and professional appearance.

  • Articulate with the ability to put across ideas succinctly and clearly (good communication skills)

  • Excellent assessment skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative – self starter, able to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.

  • Good team player

  • Willingness to embrace change

  • A commitment to equal opportunities and diversity

  • Symmetry between personal and organisational values

  • Demonstrates the behaviours associated with Prestige Nursing & Care’s values


What we offer in return:



  • A competitive salary



  • 28 days annual leave (includes Bank Holidays) increasing every year by 1 to the maximum of 33 days over 5 years’ service



  • An additional day off for your Birthday



  • Blue Light Card



  • Cycle to Work scheme for our Head Office, Regional and Branch staff



  • Long Service Awards



  • Work Place Pension



  • Employee assistance programme (EAP) – confidential phone line and online support and resources available to you and your loved ones 24/7



  • Supportive working environment with ongoing learning and development opportunities.



  • A friendly, agile and flexible working culture.


Please Note:



In line with CQC & Care Inspectorate regulations, we require and will undertake Enhanced DBS/PVG, Right to Work, Reference and Employment History checks in line with Government guidelines for this role and safer recruitment best practice. Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible, due to the nature of these important checks there may be extension to timelines. All our clients are equally entitled to have their needs met in a safe, fair and balanced way. Prestige Nursing & Care colleagues are responsible for promoting Equal Opportunities for all and for challenging any behaviour or practice which discriminates against any client or colleague on the grounds of race, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, identity or any other perceived difference.





As a Company we are unable to provide Sponsorship for overseas candidates.



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