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Care Team Leader

£ 10.20 per hour
Candlelight Care


Candlelight Care are looking to recruit new Team Leaders in Frome and surrounding areas.

Job Purpose:

The role includes working within an allocated pod (area), responsible for evaluating and assessing new client packages, developing care plans, carrying out risk assessments, conducting reviews of existing packages, liaising with Commissioners and clients, evaluating care progress and recommending changes to the care plan if required. Supporting and leading a team of Care & Support Workers. Carrying out staff observations, and supervisions.

You will also be part of the on-call team on a rotational basis.

Role Responsibilities:

As the role can change on a daily basis, you will need to be highly organised, efficient and flexible in your approach.

  • Carrying out of assessments of all new packages.
  • Meet and greet with our potential private clients and/or their families.
  • Re-assess existing packages, for example, when a client is discharged from hospital with a change in their needs, etc.
  • Carrying out required risk assessments to ensure delivery of safe care.
  • Updating care plans, MAR charts, medication information and other care related documents found within the client’s electronic care plan and care folder, as appropriate.
  • Undertaking client reviews under the direction of the Care Coordinator and Deputy Manager.
  • Undertaking of staff observations and/or supervisions under the direction of the Deputy Manager.
  • Liaise with other health and social care professionals.
  • Undertake care work, when required to meet the needs of the business.
  • Working hours to include a minimum of one evening and an alternate weekend.
  • Be part of the on-call rota, ready to cover any outstanding care visits at very short notice.
  • Available to attend Team Leader Meetings on a monthly basis

Desirable Requirements:

· Available to work alternate weekends

· Adaptable and flexible to deal with varying needs and situations

· Be part of the on-call rota

· Previous experience within a care role.

· Good working knowledge of care and support work.

· Understanding and respecting the need for confidentiality

· Good working knowledge of Health & Safety

· Good working knowledge of personal rights and responsibilities

· Awareness and importance of preserving clients dignity

· High level of literacy skills (you will be required to read care plans and record simple details)

· Diploma level 2 in Health & Social Care or equivalent

· Good communication skills

· Ability to work without supervision

· Caring and empathetic approach

· Reliable and trustworthy

· Clean and tidy appearance

· Ability to manage your own time

· Good team player, who is understanding and supportive of colleagues

· Good communication skills (to understand clients and make yourself clearly understood?

· A full (clean) driving licence and access to own transport.