Position title
Care Co-ordinator - Bromsgrove Care Service
Description

Full time role
Driver Essential

Responsible to: 

Service Co-ordinator and Registered Manager

The role:

To provide accurate rotas for all staff in connection with provision of reliable and responsive person-centred care and support to people in their own homes and to play a supportive role to Team Leaders as part of the management of a high-quality support service for older adults in Bromsgrove.
To work with families and partner agencies to facilitate the provision of a co-ordinated service which meets the identified needs of the individuals.
To have regard at all times for the requirement for delivery by Care Force of respectful personal care, support with daily living activities and general domestic assistance whilst maintaining the dignity of service users and promotion of their independence.

Active participation in front line care duties may be required to meet contract requirements.

Responsibilities

Main Duties:

  • To use and be confident in using People Planner and Access Planning etc as a planning and rostering software package.
  • To co-ordinate and deploy staff resources as efficiently as possible in relation to the needs of service users and the requirements of the service in such a way as to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness in the use of staffing resources including continuity of carers, adherence to times requested by (and to suit) service users
  • To liaise with the Care Manager regarding staff holidays and absences.
  • To plan ahead to meet the needs of service users as identified by their individual Person-Centred Plan and communicate with service users with regard to any changes in available times and available carers.
  • To optimise the rotas so as to support service users in all aspects of managing their homes and in maintaining continuity of carers and the safety, security, hygiene and comfort of the service users’ home environments.
  • To take appropriate action in the event of emergencies which come to your notice and ensure that the Care Manager is informed promptly including the requirement for the Care Co-ordinator to be prepared to attend the service user in case of emergency or staffing difficulties.
  • To carry out front line care if and when needed as directed by Registered manager
  • To answer the phone, take and document messages and take action where needed.
  • To attend meetings, taking minutes and keeping notes;
  • To liaise with staff in other departments and with external contacts;
  • To organise and store paperwork, documents and computer-based information;
  • To carry out administrative tasks to support the front carers, team leaders and managers 

Other:

  • To maintain strict confidentiality at all times, in accordance with the agreed policy.
  • To follow guidelines and procedures and to be professional and accountable at all times
  • To provide regular verbal and written reports to your Registered Manager.
  • To carry out all work in a manner consistent with the aims of Care Force.
  • To comply with Care Force’s organisational Policies.
  • To follow Health and Safety guidelines carefully and to alert the Care Manager immediately of any concerns which come to your notice in relation to Health and Safety issues.
  • To promote anti discriminatory practice and to ensure that the services are responsive to the specific needs of all service users without discrimination.
  • To identify training needs in discussion with your Registered Manager and to attend training events and courses as required.
  • To observe any written policies, procedures and guidelines for good practice agreed by Care Force.
  • To accept regular support and supervision from your Registered Manager.
  • Any other duties as required as defined by the Registered manager.
Qualifications

1. Good verbal communication skills and ability to listen to others
Assessed by Interview - Essential

2. Excellent written communication skills, with evidence of maintaining a record-keeping system
Assessed by Application Form - Essential

3. Excellent IT skills evidence of operating at a proficient level with previous experience of People Planner or Access Planning systems.
Assessed by Assessment at Interview - Essential

4. Reliable and prompt with good time management skills
Assessed by Application Form - Essential

5. Ability to work without direct supervision
Assessed by Application Form and Interview - Essential

6. A logical approach to problem solving and an ability to deal with pressure and change
Assessed by Application Form, Interview and assessment - Essential

7. The ability to re-prioritise and respond quickly and calmly to changing stations.
Assessed by Application form, Interview and assessment - Essential

8. Ability to work as part of a team
Assessed by Interview - Essential

9. Ability to liaise in a professional manner with other parties
Assessed by Interview - Essential

10. An understanding of the aims and principles of Care Force
Assessed by Interview - Essential

Experience

11. Experience of office administration
Assessed by Application Form and Interview - Essential

12. Experience in preparing, entering, and presenting information
Assessed by Interview - Essential

13. Experience in Domiciliary care
Assessed by Application form and Interview - Desirable

Personal

14. A conscientious approach but flexible and adaptable to changing work requirements.
Assessed by Interview - Essential

15. Excellent interpersonal skills
Assessed by Interview - Essential

16. Professional approach and ability to positively promote the reputation of Care Force.
Assessed by Interview - Essential

17. Extremely effective organisational skills
Assessed by Interview - Essential

18. Willingness to attend team meetings and training courses, including
outside normal working hours
Assessed by Interview - Essential

19. Time management skills
Assessed by Interview - Essential

Contacts

If you require any further information or clarification about this role, please contact enquiries@asgharh50.sg-host.com

Employment Type
Full-time
Job Location
Date posted
September 28, 2021
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