Job role: Senior Care Worker.
Job sector: Healthcare.
Job Type: Full-time.
Country: United Kingdom.
Salary: £21,801 per year.
About the Job.
We seek an experienced Senior Care Worker to lead, oversee, and ensure quality standards are met in providing healthcare services to patients under the NHS, Local Authority, and Private Clients and work within the branch J C Michael Groups. You will be responsible for ensuring the efficiency of branch business operations, establishing a working relationship with the clients, and observing any changes in their condition, or any other matters that cause concern.
The ideal candidate will be well-versed in all matters of the care sector business. He/she will be a competent leader, able to provide guidance that enhances performance in a manner that incorporates the company’s vision and culture. Their goal will be to ensure the profitability of J.C. Michael’s Group activities to drive sustainable development and long-term success
- Personal Care: assisting with bathing, strip washing, bed bathing, showering, general assistance in the bathroom, dressing and undressing, routine hair care, and supporting clients with general appearance.
- Preparation of meals and snacks, supporting clients with the consumption of meals where necessary.
- Helping with toileting, emptying of commodes or catheter bags, and changing and disposal of incontinence pads.
- Assisting with the application of creams, lotions, and powders of clients’ choice or those prescribed by the medical profession.
- Assisting clients with taking medication prescribed by the medical profession, recording dosage and time taken.
- Monitoring medical dressings, recording progress, and reporting any changes where deemed necessary.
- Carrying out any domestic duties as designated in the client support plan, such as, bed making, washing-up, dusting, hovering, laundry, and general cleaning and tidying.
- Undertaking shopping errands and pension collection as specified in the client’s support plan.
- Monitoring and observing client’s health, safety, and welfare. Reporting, and recording of any changes or matters of concern. Updating daily client record sheets.
- Encouraging independence, developing life skills, talking, listening, and motivating. (Rehabilitation and enablement).
- Respite, escorting, and supervision inside or outside the home for children, and also adults, and younger adults with disabilities.
- Liaising with family and other health care providers and providing emotional and social support
- To carry out introductory visits every time a Care Worker visits a client for the first time.
- To ensure all client visits are always covered.
- To be on-call in case of emergency.
- To liaise closely with Care Coordinators regarding recruitment, permanent allocation of Care Workers, and the writing of Care plan Agreements.
- To identify suitable Care Workers to cover for any absences, which may be due to sickness or holiday.
- To allocate suitable alternative HCA Workers when an existing HCA Worker notifies that they are unable to attend a call.
- To facilitate the practical induction of all new Care Workers.
- To provide and facilitate in-field training as and when appropriate.
- To identify any additional training needs of Care Workers and report accordingly.
- To conduct client reviews and respond to Individual Review Forms completed by Care Workers as soon as possible.
- To urgently report any changes in a Care Worker’s or client’s schedule to the Care Coordinator.
- To monitor, supervise, and mentor all Care Workers in the field.
- To provide support to all Care Workers in the field.
- Pick and drop carers to the location as required
- To monitor all customers for service and Care Worker satisfaction.
- To ensure accuracy and completeness of all documentation held in customers’ homes.
- To encourage and identify opportunities for Care Workers to continue professional development.
- Ensure that all written reports and administration are up to date.
- To maintain close liaison with both the Care Manager and Care Coordinator. Senior Care Workers are responsible for the efficient running of their own specific, defined areas and should vary their hours of work to effectively monitor and support all workers and clients.
- Senior Care Workers should spend approximately 95% of their working week in the field with the remaining 5% being spent in the office to complete the necessary administrative duties.
- Thorough knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and Health Care and CQC regulations.
- Advanced IT Skills Microsoft Office, Open Office, Google Drive, and other relevant software.
- Sound knowledge of UK Health and Safety Regulations.
- Understanding the principles of Health Care and Hygiene.
- Ability to work with confidence alongside the Registered Manager and JCMG.
- Thorough understanding of issues of confidentiality and client care.
- Sound understanding of data analysis techniques on the care planner software.
- Problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Proven experience of managing clusters of staff based in various boroughs.
- Good understanding of risk management.
- Understanding of care services to patients.