We wanted to reassure you during these challenging and unprecedented times that safety remains paramount for our residents, our teams and any potential new colleague wishing to join.

We are reaching out to those in other industries with vital transferable skills, that have found themselves not able to work because of company closure. We have bank, permanent and part-time opportunities for you to consider within our homes and in the community, full training and support will all be provided and again your safety will be our priority.

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Team Leader

Location

Sherborne, Dorset

Salary & Benefits

£9.74- £10.74

Vacancy Type

Full Time

 Team Leader - Days

The Old Vicarage, Dorset

36 hours per week

Our Home

Set in secluded, beautifully landscaped gardens, woodland and meadow, and with stunning views overlooking the Dorset countryside, it’s hard to resist the charms of the Old Vicarage. As soon as you step through the front door of this charming country house, you’ll discover an oasis of comfort, warmth, calm and relaxation.

Main function: Supervise, delegate and assist care assistants in providing personal care to the residents and attend the daily needs both physical and mental. 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities 

Daily Duties 

  • Work alongside the Registered Manager to ensure that a high standard of care is delivered to residents. 
  • Recognise and facilitate the daily needs of residents. 
  • Administer, order, store and distribute medicines to residents as prescribed by health professionals, liaising with the pharmacist and GP regularly. 
  • Complete audits for the Registered Manager 
  • Act as mentor for new employees and supervise throughout the induction. 
  • Conduct formal supervisions and appraisals with identified care assistants 
  • Assist in interviewing potential new care assistants. 
  • Organise the care assistant rota. 
  • Contributing to mentoring and coaching care assistants. 
  • Take an active professional role in promoting the services offered when dealing with relatives, prospective residents and enquiries. 
  • Promote and encourage all staff to provide residents with privacy, dignity, independence, choice, rights and fulfilment. 
  • Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure all records and documents are updated in accordance with company policy. 
  • Participate in updating and writing care plans and resident documentation. 
  • Assist with the organisation and facilitation of induction and refresher training. 
  • Be responsible for making and reporting realistic assessments of each resident to ensure continuity of care. 
  • Assist in building relationships between employees and residents. 

 

Other Duties 

Maintain confidentiality at all times. 

  • Respect the confidentiality of information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act at all times. 
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as organised by the Manger.  
  • Ensure the dignity and respect of every resident is maintained at all times. 
  • Travel as required within the area and other areas within the company for business and training. 
  • This list is not exhaustive and you may need to carry out other duties within the remit of the role. 

 

Health and safety 

Co-operate with the employer to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation and the health and safety policies and procedures of the home, not intentionally or recklessly interfere with, or misuse, anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare, in pursuance of the relevant statutory provisions. 

Knowledge and Experience 

  •  
  • Previous supervisory experience. 
  • Previous experience working within an elderly care environment. 
  • Understand care planning process and experience of writing care plans. 
  • Knowledge of regulatory framework. 
  • Good working knowledge of IT systems. 

 

Skills and Abilities 

 

  • Develop good and effective relationships with all aspects of the business internally and externally. 
  • Demonstrate an ability to ensure confidentiality. 
  • Ability to mentor and coach staff. 
  • Excellent presentation skills. 
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Self-motivated. 
  • Ability to take a pro-active approach 
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Excellent attendance and time keeping record 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Flexible approach to work and manage, prioritise and work to deadlines 

 

Education and Qualification 

  •  General education qualifications  
  • Level 3 diploma in health and social care or equivalent 
  • Level 3 continued professional education in assisting and moving, dementia, end of life, learning disability, mental capacity act and stroke is desirable. 
  • Level 2 continued professional education in food safety and nutrition is desirable. 

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience working within an elderly care home environment and a supervisory role is essential
  • Understand care planning processes and experience of writing care plans.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to mentor and coach staff.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated and flexible.
  • Excellent attendance and time keeping record.
  • Demonstrate an ability to ensure confidentiality.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable but an opportunity to undertake this will be available.

Company Information

Healthcare homes have 37 Residential and nursing homes spread across East Anglia and the South of the country. The business was launched in 2005 with the main objective to ensure residents receive the highest possible standard of care; where dignity is respected, talents and interests are encouraged and where life is lived to its fullest potential.