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Why Work For Care With Dignity?

At Care With Dignity Partnerships, we want to help you establish and further your career in the care sector. We have opportunities available with full training, including obtaining a diploma in health and social care, as well as paths for care professionals who already have an established career.

 

We truly care about helping you find a job you love – so that we have the right people on our team who can make a real difference in the life of a person in need of care and support.

 

Check out our current vacancies below or get in touch for a friendly chat today.

Current Vacancies

Area Care Manager

£14.00 – £15.50 per hour    |    Oxfordshire     |     Free DBS Check     |     Full Driving License Required

Rates of pay

 

Training: £9.00 per hour
Travel time: £9.00 per hour

Probationary period:
£13.50 per hour Weekdays
£15.00 per hour Weekends/Bank holidays
£19.50 per hour Christmas, Boxing, and New Year’s Day

After probationary period:
£14.00 per hour Weekdays
£15.50 per hour Weekends/Bank holidays
£20.00 per hour Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day.

Other benefits include mileage allowance or fuel card, pension, holiday pay, free DBS, company mobile phone, training and development, and uniform/protective clothing provided.

Person Specification

 

The following personal and professional attributes are considered essential to the post of Area Manager. A level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care is required for a senior position at Care with Dignity and a willingness to undertake a level 5 qualification is required for this position.

  1. Self-motivated
  2. Organised
  3. Flexible with evening and alternate weekend capacity as well as attending emergency call outs
  4. Caring
  5. Sensitive to the needs of others and to the sick or infirm
  6. An active team player but also able to work on their own initiative
  7. A good communicator.
  8. Car driver

Key Responsibibilities

 

In addition to the responsibilities and duties defined as a Support worker, an Area Manager may be called upon to conduct the following duties:

  1. Contact and visit Service users as directed by the organisation to carry out Service user reviews and quality assurance:
    (a) Ensure reviews and questionnaires are completed and returned to the office for filing.
    (b) Ensure all paperwork in the Service users’ file has been completed and Service user information is recorded in line with company policy. Ensure all files have spare paperwork and Care Plans are up to date. Check that all forms are being completed correctly. Remove and replace used forms as required. When errors are observed, to record copies of relevant Service user forms to discuss with the Support Worker(s) concerned.
    (c) Monitor work standards of Support workers by undertaking spot checks.
    (d) Report on Service user visits, noting any concerns regarding Service users or Support workers, to the Managing Director.
  1. Visit new Service users for assessments and take in Service user files where requested. Ensure that the Service user is aware of policies and procedures. Obtain signatures on contracts and other documentation as required. Remove Service user’s files at end of Service and return to the office.
  1. To participate in, and generally support, the supervision of Support workers as required. To join or lead regular team meetings/forums or individual meetings or supervisions, to review any individual care concerns, discuss Service users’ requirements and update Support workers on administrative and policy matters. To record and return minutes of these meetings and discuss the outcome of such meetings with the Managing Director as and when required.
  1. To conduct and participate in unannounced supervisory and audit visits at Service users’ homes, to record the outcomes of these visits on the appropriate forms and to return such forms to the office.
  1. To participate in work-shadowing and the integration of Support workers into their new working environment and train them in all mandatory fields in-house. To undertake a course as a Champion in a specific field decided upon by the Managing Director that will meet the needs of the organisation. To liaise with the Managing Director in supervising or assessing new members of staff during their initial induction, shadowing period, and personal development.
  1. To participate in audit and control initiatives as directed.
  1. To deputise for the Managing Director in the event of her absence from work and take the on-call phone when required.
  1. To ensure all Service users and Support workers have equipment and protective clothing readily available for all tasks. To perform risk assessments to ensure control measures are in place for the safety of our Service users and employees.
  2. To Transcribe MAR charts and place in Service user files on a monthly basis or when new medication is prescribed.
  1. To assist with office/administrative duties including scheduling rotas, invoicing, writing care plans.
  2. To liaise with Service users, their family or other healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the Service user or the organisation. To make referrals regarding the safety and wellbeing of all.
  1. To perform other such duties as may be reasonably required.

Please note: All members of the Management team, work in the community. We believe this is important in supporting our staff and understanding our Service users needs.

All staff must respect the requirements set out in the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

All staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974.

All staff must also ensure that they read and abide by the code of conduct, Code of Practice of both the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) and the General Social Care Council (GSCC).

Care Assistant

£11.00 – £12.50 per hour    |    Oxfordshire     |     Free DBS Check     |     Full Driving License Required

 

Purpose of position

Our care services involve a program of personal care and household care management that is personalised for each service user in the form of a care plan. Care duties will therefore include assisting the service user with a variety of duties, and in doing so the Support worker will observe and respect the service user’s dignity, privacy, and independence as far as is practical.

Rates of pay

 

Training: £9.00 per hour
Travel time: £9.00 per hour

Probationary period:
£10.50 per hour Weekdays
£12.00 per hour Weekends/Bank holidays
£15.50 per hour Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day

After probationary period:
£11.00 per hour Weekdays
£12.50 per hour Weekends/Bank holidays
£16.00 per hour Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day.

Other benefits include mileage allowance or fuel card, pension, holiday pay, free DBS, company mobile phone, training and development, and uniform/protective clothing provided.

Working hours

All employees are required to work a full weekend every other weekend and work any public holidays that fall on their usual working day. All employees are required to be available for a minimum of 1-2 evenings in any week.

Location

Our care services are given to service users in their own homes. You will be required to travel throughout Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage and surrounding villages or to any other location or site as may be necessary to meet the needs of our Service users and/or the business.

Main Duties

  • To provide personal and practical person-centred care services for people with a wide range of illnesses and disabilities.
  • To assist service users with getting up in the morning, going to bed, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing, shaving, oral care and toileting where necessary.
  • To assist with prescribed medication only.
  • To help service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence and help in use- and care of aids and personal equipment.
  • To encourage independence and promote diversity and equal opportunity.
  • To help care for service users who are dying.
  • To help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of service users through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreation.
  • To provide conversation and companionship.
  • To make and change beds; tidy rooms; do light cleaning and empty commodes.
  • To launder service users’ clothing.
  • To set tables and trays, serve meals, feed service users who need help, prepare light meals, wash up, tidy and clear away.
  • To assist in looking after pets e.g. feeding and walking.
  • To collect pensions and take Service Users shopping.
  • To liaise with doctors, district nurses and other professionals on behalf of the Service User when appropriate.
  • To give support to family of Service Users and other Support Workers.

Principal responsibilities.

  • To treat Service user’s and staff members with respect at all times.
  • To conform to all policies, procedures and guidelines laid down by Care with Dignity Partnerships in respect of carrying out these care duties and in other administrative aspects of the business, as relevant.
  • To carry out accurately, and in a competent manner, instructions from Managers, adhering to the care plans of individual Service users.
  • To actively talk- and listen to Service users, allowing for their personal choice in their own home.
  • To communicate effectively recognising the need for alternative methods and preferred ways of communication
  • To wear uniform, identification badges and all personal protective equipment at all times during working hours.
  • To ensure all home visits are for the time allowed, as scheduled and request the Service user’s signature on supplied timesheets showing accurate time of arrival and departure. Deliver timesheets weekly to Care with Dignity Partnerships office for processing along with rotas.
  • To maintain accurate, concise, up-to-date and timely records of the Service user’s care, communication sheets, medication forms, financial transaction sheets and timesheets.
  • To return all relevant paperwork to the office where deemed necessary by the company.
  • To complete holiday request forms giving the required notice to the office.
  • To document each visit in the communication sheets, detailing tasks undertaken, any changes which have occurred and other relevant information. To write clearly in black ink, showing accurate time of arrival and time of leaving, with accompanying date and signature. To be considerate in respect of written comments made in the communication sheets so as not to unduly or unintentionally offend or upset the Service user as they and their family/representatives are entitled to read it.
  • To work only within Care with Dignity Partnerships regulations regarding the handling of Service users’ finances, ensuring accurate documentation and receipting of any transactions.
  • To be familiar with Care with Dignity Partnerships Health and Safety Policy and to promote safe working practices. To ensure full compliance with infection control procedures following company policy.
  • To monitor work areas and practices to ensure they are safe and free from hazards.
  • To report and record any accident or incident which may occur – no matter how minor, whether to the Service user or Support Worker.
  • To report all sickness and absence as outlined by Care with Dignity Partnerships procedures and to cover the absence of colleagues during periods of annual leave and sickness.
  • To report back to the Manager(s) on any aspect of the Service user’s care which, in the view of the Support Worker, warrants investigation or urgent action.
  • To report immediately to management any noticeable changes in health, behaviour or circumstances of Service users – maintaining the Service user’s right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • To ensure consistent standards of confidentiality are upheld and any breach in confidentiality or discrimination are reported to Management.
  • To be aware of, and comply with, the tasks and activities which must NOT be undertaken as part of care duties, as detailed in Care with Dignity Partnerships Policy on Prohibited Duties (Limits of Responsibility).
  • To advise Managers of any perceived problems or difficulties experienced with the service provided to Service users.
  • To advise Managers of any ideas which might enhance or improve the level of service delivered to Service users.
  • To participate in induction and foundation training and regular in-service training programmes as directed by Managers as well as attending forums and personal development meetings and supervisions.
  • To make yourself available on a regular basis at an agreed, appointed time to assess and review your personal and professional progress which will be recorded on your personnel file, which is available for inspection on request.
  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.
Senior Care Assistant

£14.00 – £15.50 per hour    |    Oxfordshire     |     Free DBS Check     |     Full Driving License Required

Rates of pay

 

Training: £9.00 per hour
Travel time: £9.00 per hour

Probationary period:
£13.50 per hour Weekdays
£15.00 per hour Weekends/Bank holidays
£19.50 per hour Christmas, Boxing, and New Year’s Day

After probationary period:
£14.00 per hour Weekdays
£15.50 per hour Weekends/Bank holidays
£20.00 per hour Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day.

Other benefits include mileage allowance or fuel card, pension, holiday pay, free DBS, company mobile phone, training and development, and uniform/protective clothing provided.

Person Specification

 

The following personal and professional attributes are considered essential to the post of Area Manager. A level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care is required for a senior position at Care with Dignity and a willingness to undertake a level 5 qualification is required for this position.

  1. Self-motivated
  2. Organised
  3. Flexible with evening and alternate weekend capacity as well as attending emergency call outs
  4. Caring
  5. Sensitive to the needs of others and to the sick or infirm
  6. An active team player but also able to work on their own initiative
  7. A good communicator.
  8. Car driver

Key Responsibibilities

 

In addition to the responsibilities and duties defined as a Support worker, an Area Manager may be called upon to conduct the following duties:

  1. Contact and visit Service users as directed by the organisation to carry out Service user reviews and quality assurance:
    (a) Ensure reviews and questionnaires are completed and returned to the office for filing.
    (b) Ensure all paperwork in the Service users’ file has been completed and Service user information is recorded in line with company policy. Ensure all files have spare paperwork and Care Plans are up to date. Check that all forms are being completed correctly. Remove and replace used forms as required. When errors are observed, to record copies of relevant Service user forms to discuss with the Support Worker(s) concerned.
    (c) Monitor work standards of Support workers by undertaking spot checks.
    (d) Report on Service user visits, noting any concerns regarding Service users or Support workers, to the Managing Director.
  1. Visit new Service users for assessments and take in Service user files where requested. Ensure that the Service user is aware of policies and procedures. Obtain signatures on contracts and other documentation as required. Remove Service user’s files at end of Service and return to the office.
  1. To participate in, and generally support, the supervision of Support workers as required. To join or lead regular team meetings/forums or individual meetings or supervisions, to review any individual care concerns, discuss Service users’ requirements and update Support workers on administrative and policy matters. To record and return minutes of these meetings and discuss the outcome of such meetings with the Managing Director as and when required.
  1. To conduct and participate in unannounced supervisory and audit visits at Service users’ homes, to record the outcomes of these visits on the appropriate forms and to return such forms to the office.
  1. To participate in work-shadowing and the integration of Support workers into their new working environment and train them in all mandatory fields in-house. To undertake a course as a Champion in a specific field decided upon by the Managing Director that will meet the needs of the organisation. To liaise with the Managing Director in supervising or assessing new members of staff during their initial induction, shadowing period, and personal development.
  1. To participate in audit and control initiatives as directed.
  1. To deputise for the Managing Director in the event of her absence from work and take the on-call phone when required.
  1. To ensure all Service users and Support workers have equipment and protective clothing readily available for all tasks. To perform risk assessments to ensure control measures are in place for the safety of our Service users and employees.
  2. To Transcribe MAR charts and place in Service user files on a monthly basis or when new medication is prescribed.
  1. To assist with office/administrative duties including scheduling rotas, invoicing, writing care plans.
  2. To liaise with Service users, their family or other healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the Service user or the organisation. To make referrals regarding the safety and wellbeing of all.
  1. To perform other such duties as may be reasonably required.

Please note: All members of the Management team, work in the community. We believe this is important in supporting our staff and understanding our Service users needs.

All staff must respect the requirements set out in the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

All staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974.

All staff must also ensure that they read and abide by the code of conduct, Code of Practice of both the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) and the General Social Care Council (GSCC).

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