Do you have the following qualities needed to join the My Homecare team:
Self-motivated and well-organised individual
Work well as an individual and as part of a team
Caring and sensitive to the needs of others
Flexible and hardworking
The ability to use your own initiative
Able to communicate effectively
The following quotes are staff related & most are taken directly from our CQC report:
‘I have been lucky to have a good Manager and I can already see a lot of changes being made and that I am being listened to’.
‘I love working for the company, they are so supportive’
‘I’m so glad I came here, it was a good move for me. I can’t say enough good things about the service’.
‘I can’t say enough good things about the service’
‘Staff spoke positively about the support they received from the Registered Manager’
‘All the staff we spoke to told us they were well supported and felt satisfied working for the organisation’
It’s a nice company to work for and the people I care for are so lovely’.
Care & Support Workers:
This care service involves a programme 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 carer will observe and respect the service user’s dignity, privacy and independence as far as is practical.
Live in Carer:
Live-in Care Workers are employed to work with clients on a 24 hour basis to provide care and support to the client/s as detailed specifically in the care plan provided for each client. All clients are individuals who will have received a person-centred holistic assessment of their needs which forms the basis of their care plans. The role of the care worker is to meet their clients needs and to ensure they are supported as detailed in their care plan ensuring at all times that their privacy, dignity and independence are maintained. This will include not only assisting with the client’s personal care needs but also their social welfare. The role may include shopping, cooking and will include light housekeeping duties. Care packages will vary from providing companionship care through to providing palliative end of life care and care worker pay rates will vary accordingly. Care worker must work as directed by the Registered Manager and detailed in the individual care plan. The aim of 24 hour live-in care is to enable clients to remain in their homes with as much independence as possible, carrying out the tasks in a professional, discreet and caring manner whilst respecting the clients’ dignity, privacy, property and confidentiality.
A care coordinator job is often the single most important role involved in the care of any individual patient. Supervising interdisciplinary care by bringing together the different specialists whose help the patient may need, the coordinator is also responsible for monitoring and evaluating the care delivered.
Day to day duties:
Given the wide remit of the job, a care coordinator’s regular duties can be quite varied. Each piece of work they do begins with a meeting with the patient, kinship carers and other family members to discuss their needs, the services available to them and the help they want.
A care plan is drawn up on this basis and the coordinator is then responsible for contacting other care departments or agencies to ensure that services are delivered appropriately.
Daily tasks generally include the following:
- Developing care plans and rearranging them as necessary when difficulties arise.
- Visiting patients, checking on the care they’ve received and documenting it accordingly.
- Working with the care team to evaluate interventions and identify where and when further ones will be required.
- Reading, attending workshops and liaising with professional bodies to stay abreast of developments in the field.
A coordinator needs to understand the importance of listening to patients and respecting their rights as well as adhering to relevant laws and to the standards of care. Given the team supervision aspect of the job, the coordinator must also be responsible for team safety.