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Seacroft Green

Seacroft, Leeds


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£10 Per Hour


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Care Team Lead

Springfield Healthcare has been providing excellent care in beautiful residential settings for over 50 years.  We have a growing portfolio of Care Homes and Care Villages throughout Yorkshire which means that we can offer great career opportunities to talented and hardworking members of our team.

Seacroft Green is an exceptional Care Centre, set within the heart of the local community.  We’re located within minutes of all local amenities including the Bus station, connecting us to all the surrounding areas. We are within walking distance of the local town of Crossgates and the train station.

We currently have exciting vacancies within our existing Care Team of Care Team Lead.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team, supporting our residents with residential, nursing and dementia care needs, putting our residents at the heart of everything we do.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

  • You’ll need previous experience of working within a care setting and of leading and supervising a team, with the ability to ‘lead by example’.  You’ll be confident that you can do an excellent job
  • You will hold a level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent
  • You will be able to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • We’re looking for truly awesome individuals with the most incredibly positive, happy and ‘can do’ attitudes.  People who will do everything in their power to provide outstanding care for our residents
  • We need team players for whom being professional and respectful to everyone comes naturally and who want to be part of something very special

Main Purpose 

To offer excellent quality care to our residents maintaining their physical and emotional wellbeing within a safe and friendly environment, allowing them personal choices to retain their personhood, to maintain the dignity of our residents and act with respect at all times.

To support the Registered Manager and Deputy Manager to ensure the above remit is maintained.  To mentor and assist new and less experienced members of staff and act as a role model for excellent quality care.  To work effectively with ancillary staff to ensure the environment is maintained to a high standard.

To maintain the ethos of Springfield Healthcare and to champion a person-centred approach to all aspects of care, keeping the residents at the centre of any care delivered.

To enhance personal skills and training and actively pursue continual professional development opportunities.

To ensure you are an ambassador for Springfield Healthcare when dealing with any health and social care colleagues, relatives, friends and advocates of our residents, both inside and outside of the premises.

To be able to physically undertake all care tasks attributed to all residential and EMI Care.

Main Responsibilities

  • Mentoring and peer supervising care workers and ensuring the correct documentation is completed and any problems, issues or concerns are reported to shift leader.
  • To ensure all documentation is completed correctly and in a timely manner.  Any concerns are raised immediately with shift leader.
  • Ensuring care and ancillary staff feel supported to complete their roles and can discuss any concerns issues or problems.  To ensure communication lines are open and all staff are aware of any information appertaining to the care and wellbeing of the residents, changes to work procedures, or any changes to the working environment.
  • Quality care for all residents including the correct use of moving and handling equipment, risk assessments when caring for residents who may be at risk of falls, or who may harm themselves or others, maintaining excellent standards of personal care, ensuring all residents have access to the local community, garden, and the outside world.
  • Ensuring residents have food and drink in a method that they can manage, or with assistance.  Reading and maintaining the correct documentation for all aspects of resident care, being able to offer support, practically and emotionally and to enlist the help of others when necessary, such as doctors, district nurses, counsellors, family members, ensuring residents personal belongings and clothing are kept safe and treated with respect and maintained when necessary.
  • Ensuring all the home’s policies and procedures are adhered to and the ethos of person-centred care is adapted to all care tasks.  To maintain the emotional and physical health of residents and offer opportunities for physical and mental stimulation throughout the care shift.  To ensure care of a resident is of an excellent quality from admission through to end of life care.
  • Maintaining a safe, clean environment including assisting with tasks to ensure the environment is maintained to an excellent standard, waste is disposed of correctly.
  • Ensuring communal areas are regularly cleaned and maintained throughout the shift and that equipment is available to ensure all care and cleaning tasks can be undertaken.
  • Notifying management if equipment or facilities within the care home need attention, i.e., broken equipment, any malfunction of the heating, lighting, call bell etc and repairs needed to equipment used for moving and handling.
  • To ensure all food and drinks are served in the preferred method, considering residents’ nutritional needs, abilities, and personal likes and dislikes. 
  • To ensure all food and drink is served maintaining the guidelines of food hygiene and in a way that promotes healthy eating, gives residents time to finish their meal, and promotes a person-centred approach.
  • To maintain the home’s approach to promoting community life by welcoming visitors with a professional approach, offering them refreshments, and ensuring where available, they have private space to speak to their loved one if needed. 
  • To ensure visitors have signed in the visitor’s book for fire regulation purposes and to ensure the home is displayed in a welcoming manner.

Leadership

 

  • Inspire and motivate the team and teach other staff in all aspects of the home.
  • Lead by example, setting the pace and the standard.
  • Praise and recognise good performance.
  • Be able to challenge poor performance and report any problems to the Registered Manager.
  • Be pro-active in problem solving.
  • Work on own initiative to manage problems and cascade to the Registered Manager as necessary.
  • Promote the company ethos of quality care delivery and strive towards recognition by awarding bodies and outside agencies.
  • Ensure that all commodities used in and around the home are sensibly conserved by all staff members.
  • Ensure all cleaning and housekeeping jobs are completed within the shift.
  • Promote accountability of staff for actions.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of the company.
  • Ensure all staff members are aware of the company’s whistle blowing policy.
  • Actively marketing the home and promoting a positive personal professional profile within the local community and always ensuring the excellent reputation of the home.
  • Supervising and mentoring staff members in all aspects of their work, giving assistance and guidance where necessary.
  • Maintaining and improving professional knowledge and competence.            
  • Mentoring and peer supervising care workers and ensuring the correct documentation is completed and any problems, issues or concerns are reported to shift leader.
  • To support and assess new staff after their inductions and support the senior care coordinator with the care certificate competencies.

 

 


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