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Radfield paves the way for progression in the care sector

Jackie Gillen Read 288 times

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Pictured: Mandy Merryweather, Right - Megan Ainsworth

Radfield Home Care Wakfield and Dewsbury is celebrating the progress of its hard working care professionals, Mandy Merryweather and Megan Ainsworth. Both have excelled within their roles and this recognition has also resulted in a promotion for Mandy, with a new exciting role being offered to Mandy as a field care supervisor.

Personal development and career progression is of great importance within the care sector as it goes hand in hand with assuring the delivery of consistent, high quality care to those who need it. Radfield have taken this one step further and have embodied this within their ‘Caring for our Carers’™ pledge. The pledge ensures staff are consistently empowered to develop skills and knowledge and to build confidence to enable their career progression. Mandy’s recent promotion is a fantastic example of the career progression opportunities available at Radfield and how care professionals are supported throughout their care career. Having been with the office since its launch in 2018, Mandy says:



“Since joining Radfield I have achieved a range of qualifications including the care certificate, including training in Dementia Care, End of Life, Health & Safety, First Aid, Fire Safety, Safeguarding and Mental Capacity Act. I have been trained as a fit tester for FFP facemasks and I have recently enrolled in my Level 3 in Health & Social care. Regular discussions held with my manager include a review of my training requirements and the commitment to developing carers is really evident. Right from the start, even at my initial interview, my training and career aspirations were captured. I’m looking forward to progressing to the next stage of my career at Radfield.”



Director of Radfield Home Care Wakefield and Dewsbury, Jackie Gillen, highlights:



“We are keen to support our staff with their career development and progression, we invest heavily in training and support for all of our staff to ensure everyone can benefit from this. We support all of our staff through their personal development plans and support and encourage continual learning and development. Mandy impressed us from the very start and was keen to develop her skills, she naturally progressed into a senior role and has developed into this role really well. Mandy has received fantastic feedback from her colleagues in our recent staff survey.”



Radfield is also always quick to identify, and utilise, valuable transferable skills from other sectors, and the joining of Radfield Home Care Wakefield and Dewsbury’s office administrator in November 2019, Megan, is a reflection of this. Megan truly reflects Radfield’s values and her transition to the care sector has been a real success story.



Of the work carried out by Megan, Jackie says: “Megan joined us after working in the corporate sector for a large bank and was based within a call centre. She has adapted to her office administrator role brilliantly, and not only that, has also trained as a care professional. Her transferable skills meant she could bridge the corporate and care sectors easily. Being a trained care professional means she is also able to provide support to our clients and so has gained a deeper understanding of the care sector as a result.”



Radfield is proud to shout out the achievements of its care professionals, such as Mandy and Megan, and welcomes carers at all stages of their careers and backgrounds. Radfield fully supports those who have not had any previous experience in the care sector and provides all necessary training to ensure excellence in care is assured for their clients.

If you would like to find out more about Radfield Home Care jobs and how you can join the team, you can visit www.radfieldhomecare.co.uk or contact the branch directly on wakefield@radfieldhomecare.co.uk  or 01924 271 394.


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