It is said that the best talent is often home grown and this is certainly the case for Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby and North Yorkshire where they are celebrating having an office full of care professionals whose professionalism has seen them all rise quickly through the ranks.
Seven out of the eight members of Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby and North Yorkshire’s office team originally joined the leading home care company as home care professionals – many having been with the office since it’s opening almost three years ago.
Mentoring and developing the care team has been a great source of pride for Radfield Home Care’s Harrogate, Wetherby and North Yorkshire’s co-director Matthew Nutting as he describes:
“Training and development of staff has long been a passion of mine and offers a level of trust and reliability to the service which is invaluable. To have seven out of eight of our management team having joined initially as care professionals is huge! Each of the team has shown huge amounts of dedication and passion towards the service and each demonstrates a real level of personal responsibility for its success.”
The team have progressed into a wide range of roles, each matched to their particular skill set, including deputy care manager, care coordinator, administrator and field care supervisor – all key roles that ensure the continued delivery of high quality home care on a daily basis. Recognising and developing such talent has been a clear aim for Radfield right from the start and to see this come into fruition has been fantastic, as Matthew explains:
“When we set off on our journey nearly three years ago I had a vision to develop my own management team and share my ethos and management principles. To see the fruits of this vision is hugely satisfying as I know the quality of care that our team offers to our clients. This isn’t just care, it’s Radfield care”.
Having been with Radfield since July 2018, Leah Coates joined as a senior care assistant and has been recently promoted to deputy care manager in February 2021. Leah is keen to stress how important it has been to find somewhere that has recognised her potential and is ready for the new challenges of the role:
“Knowing that my employer believes in me has given me the confidence to develop not only professionally but also personally. Matthew has been true to his word from three years ago and has constantly strived to give me opportunities at Radfield.”
Radfield are strongly committed to training and development 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. The care professional team at Radfield Harrogate, Wetherby and North Yorkshire are a fantastic example of the career progression opportunities available at Radfield and how care professionals are supported throughout their care career.
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