Hannah MacKechnie

Hannah MacKechnie

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:34

Home Care Field Co-ordinator - Ledbury

Working for Radfield Home Care  - Herefordshire & South Shropshire as a Field Coordinator is an extremely rewarding job. In order to do the job well, you need to have a caring nature, be flexible and organised in your work, enjoy taking on responsibility and making a real difference to other people's lives.

Everyone at Radfield works to our Company Core Values and these serve as daily reminders to everyone as to how we treat our clients and each other. We are looking for individuals who will fit into our company culture, we are not necessarily seeking the most experienced or well-trained person as these skills can be taught - but is just the right type of person with the right values to be apart of our amazing team.

  • We are a Family | At Radfield Home Care we care about all of our people, and believe passionately that by treating our carers as a trusted family we can empower them to treat our clients with the same warmth and respect.
  • We are Proud to Care | We're proud to stand out for the right reasons, to help each and every one of our employees reach their potential, and we're proud of the fact that at Radfield, we're always pushing for the very best.
  • We are on Your Side | We believe in looking after people and empowering them to live their own unique lives to the full. We understand, listen, and act as caring advocates, to uphold wishes and ensure wellbeing.

 

How Does Radfield Care for Carers?

Radfield Home Care is an award-winning company built on an outstanding reputation that provides care services to clients who wish to remain living in their own home, maintaining their independence, and quality of life.

As the first healthcare company in the UK to become an accredited B Corp, we are extremely proud of the work and services we deliver to our local communities. We do this by caring for our Carers.

Radfield Home Care has created its own core values that are at the heart of what we do each and every day. Our Caring for our Carers pledge also ensures we improve the conditions for hard working care staff, enabling carers to do a good job.

B Corp allows Radfield Home Care to demonstrate our commitment to our people and to our planet in a transparent and clear way by creating value for society, not just shareholders.

Job Title:

Field Coordinator.

Location:

Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Reporting to:

Care Manager.

Salary:

£8.50 per hour weekday, £8.75 per hour weekends.

*Additional pay of £1.36 between every care call as a travel pay allowance.

*Tax-free mileage payments.

Hours:

Part-time (16 - 25 Hours).

Requirements:

Driving license and use of own car.
Able to work every other weekend.
Hold a current or willing to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Job Purpose:

Day-to-day management of operations in the field.

Application Deadline:

2nd February 2018.

 

Submit My Application

Ledbury, Herefordshire Home Care Field Co-ordinator Jobs - Part-time & Full-time

The job description for a Field Coordinator based in Ledbury at Radfield Home Care is outlined below.

Our Field Coordinators work as part of a small professional team delivering a high-quality domiciliary care service, you will report to the care manager and will take responsibility for the day to day management of operations in the field. You will undertake client reviews and assessments & will provide leadership & supervision to care staff across all areas of operation. 

 

What We offer

  • Premium hourly rates and additional mileage pay.
  • 5.6 weeks' paid holiday per annum.
  • Access to first class induction training and a commitment to continuous learning, development, and support.
  • Workplace Pension Scheme and sick pay scheme.
  • Free uniform.
  • Monthly data allowance.
  • Star of the month rewards.
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the local communities of Ledbury, Herefordshire.
  • Opportunity to be part of the respected, trusted and high-quality Radfield home care brand and a chance to be part of a values-based family business.

 

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications

Required:

The main skills and qualities that we look for in our Field Coordinators are:

  • Diploma or NVQ level 2 Qualification in Adult Social Care or equivalent.
  • Genuine interest & experience in working with the relevant client group.
  • Genuine interest in training, supervising and supporting care staff.
  • Experience in supporting clients with varied needs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Good level of spoken and written English language.
  • Good availability to work across the Company’s operating hours.
  • Able to fully participate in the requirements of the on-call / standby rota.
  • Good computer skills & experience using administration & care planning software.
  • Full Driving License & access to a car.
  • Satisfactory DBS Adult First List (where applicable).
  • All other requirements from the Domiciliary Carer Job Description.

 

Desired:

The main skills and qualities that we look for in our Home Care Assistants are:

  • Previous care management / supervisory experience.
  • Previous administration experience.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Undertake scheduled spot checks and supervised visits on carers work and feedback effectively to support the training and development of team members.
  • Undertake client visits & reviews in line with the company’s policies & procedures to facilitate a professional & personal care service which meets the client’s needs.
  • Undertake moving & handling & risk assessments in line with the latest guidance & company policies to ensure clients safety & wellbeing & the safety of care staff.
  • Supervise and instruct staff members in all aspects of their work, giving help and guidance where appropriate and assisting manager to keep records up to date.
  • Support & train carers to undertake their role safely & effectively.
  • Provide care services to clients to cover absence and sickness.
  • (when required) Take care enquiries, maintain enquiry records.
  • (when required) Take recruitment enquiries, maintain enquiry records.
  • (when required) Conduct client assessments & reviews & produce client care plans.
  • At all times, work to the company's core values, policies, and standards at all times.
  • Work with the care team to ensure the best outcomes for clients at all times.
  • To respect and protect all confidential and commercially sensitive information.
  • Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with clients' personal & financial affairs.
  • Understand and implement the requirements of the company’s adult protection policies, including the suspension of staff from duties. Understand and implement the company’s emergency situation procedures.
  • Participate in the on-call rota to provide support to carers and clients at times when the office is closed.

 

General:

  • Adhere to the Skills for Care code of practice for social care workers.
  • Adhere to the companies equal opportunities policies in all dealings with staff & clients.
  • Maintain such records as may be required by both the regulator & the company.
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you.
  • Ensure that no confidential information is divulged to third parties without authority.
  • Notify the care manager as soon as possible of your inability to work, and also on your return to work from all periods of absence.
  • Pay maximum attention to security at all times.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures within the defined timescales.
  • Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained.
  • Promote a positive personal/professional profile within the local community, ensuring the good reputation of the company at all times.

 

Communication:

  • Maintain an awareness of current client and staff issues and concerns.
  • Arrange/participate in staff and client meetings, as and when required.
  • Liaise with office & care Staff to ensure the highest standards of care.
  • Complete paperwork and reports to a high standard.

 

Human Resources (HR):

  • Adhere to, and implement, all HR policies & procedures.
  • Assist the care manager with induction & supervision of new staff.
  • Support the care manager to maintain staff records.

 

Training & Development:

  • Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off-site, as and when required.
  • Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence.
  • Assist in the delivery of staff meeting training as requested by the care manager.

 

Health & Safety:

  • Report immediately to the care manager any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a client, colleague, self or another.
  • Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the service’s health and safety policy, and emergency & fire procedures.
  • Report to the care manager any potential hazards or risks.
  • Promote safe working practice at all times.

 

Obligations

All staff is required to adhere to the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment. All staff is expected to comply with requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998.

All staff must be familiar with Radfield Home Care Ltd’s health and safety policies and procedures and ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 of which we can provide copies if needed.

Submit My Application

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:10

Home Care Assistant - Hereford

Working for Radfield Home Care - Herefordshire & South Shropshire as a Care Assistant is an extremely rewarding job. In order to do the job well, you need to have a caring nature, be flexible and organised in your work, enjoy taking on responsibility and making a real difference to other people's lives.

Everyone at Radfield works to our Company Core Values and these serve as daily reminders to everyone as to how we treat our clients and each other. We are looking for individuals who will fit into our company culture, we are not necessarily seeking the most experienced or well-trained person as these skills can be taught - but is just the right type of person with the right values to be apart of our amazing team.

  • We are a Family | At Radfield Home Care we care about all of our people, and believe passionately that by treating our carers as a trusted family we can empower them to treat our clients with the same warmth and respect.
  • We are Proud to Care | We're proud to stand out for the right reasons, to help each and every one of our employees reach their potential, and we're proud of the fact that at Radfield, we're always pushing for the very best.
  • We are on Your Side | We believe in looking after people and empowering them to live their own unique lives to the full. We understand, listen, and act as caring advocates, to uphold wishes and ensure wellbeing.

 

How Does Radfield Care for Carers?

Radfield Home Care is an award-winning company built on an outstanding reputation that provides care services to clients who wish to remain living in their own home, maintaining their independence, and quality of life.

As the first healthcare company in the UK to become an accredited B Corp, we are extremely proud of the work and services we deliver to our local communities. We do this by caring for our Carers.

Radfield Home Care has created its own core values that are at the heart of what we do each and every day. Our Caring for our Carers pledge also ensures we improve the conditions for hard working care staff, enabling carers to do a good job.

B Corp allows Radfield Home Care to demonstrate our commitment to our people and to our planet in a transparent and clear way by creating value for society, not just shareholders.

Job Title:

Care Assistant.

Location:

Hereford, Herefordshire.

Reporting to:

Care Manager.

Salary:

£8.00 per hour weekday, £8.25 per hour weekends.

*Additional pay of £1.36 between every care call as a travel pay allowance.

*Tax-free mileage payments.

Hours:

Part-time (16 - 25 Hours).

Requirements:

Driving license and use of own car.
Able to work every other weekend.
Hold a current or willing to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Job Purpose:

To provide domiciliary care to clients.

Application Deadline:

2nd February 2018.

 

Submit My Application

Hereford Home Care Assistant Jobs - Part-time & Full-time

The job description for a Care Assistant based in Hereford at Radfield Home Care is outlined below.

Our Home Care Assistants work with elderly people who live in their own homes and may need just a small amount of support e.g. help with shopping or companionship through to care visits with one or two carers several times per day.

Your care duties for each individual client will be clearly stated in their Care Plan and may vary depending on the client needs, time of day of the visit etc. Occasionally other care duties may arise that aren’t included below and you will need to be able to adapt easily to take on these different duties if asked.

There are certain qualities that we expect all our carers to have and bring to their day-to-day work and we have outlined these below.

 

What We offer

  • Premium hourly rates and additional mileage pay,
  • 5.6 weeks' paid holiday per annum,
  • Access to first class induction training and a commitment to continuous learning, development, and support.
  • Workplace Pension Scheme and sick pay scheme.
  • Free uniform.
  • Monthly data allowance.
  • Star of the month rewards.
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the local communities of Hereford, Herefordshire.
  • Opportunity to be part of the respected, trusted and high-quality Radfield home care brand and a chance to be part of a values-based family business.

 

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications

Required:

The main skills and qualities that we look for in our Home Care Assistants are:

  • A good communicator.
  • An active team player but also able to work on your own initiative.
  • Caring, patient, sensitive and committed to helping improve the quality of life of vulnerable people.
  • Self-motivated, organised and flexible.
  • Mentally able to cope with the demands of domiciliary care work.
  • Physically able to cope with the demands of domiciliary care work which involves bending, lifting, stretching, kneeling, crouching, getting up and down stairs & manual dexterity.

 

Desired:

The main skills and qualities that we look for in our Home Care Assistants are:

  • Previous experience in the care profession and qualifications are desirable attributes but not essential
  • Some experienced carers will participate in the on-call rota and undertake shadowing training with new carers. These additional responsibilities are optional and are remunerated at an enhanced rate of pay.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of our clients in a way that respects their dignity and promotes independence. The nature of care we expect you to provide is similar to that given by members of our clients own family and will not involve tasks that a trained nurse would normally provide.
  • Providing personal care to clients.
  • To help clients with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including incontinence and to use and look after aids and personal equipment.
  • To provide our clients with companionship care when required.
  • To care for clients who are temporarily sick and may need assistance with minor dressings, bed nursing, help with feeding, toileting etc.
  • To help provide end of life care.
  • To help promote the mental and physical wellbeing of our clients by talking to them, taking them out, reading and writing and helping them to participate in their hobbies and recreations.
  • To undertake light household tasks, for example, making and changing beds, tidying rooms, light cleaning such as dusting and vacuuming and emptying commodes.
  • To assist with the washing and ironing of clothes if requested.
  • To prepare and serve meals; assist clients with eating and drinking; wash up, tidy and clean the kitchen and dining area.
  • To greet visitors and answer the telephone as needed whilst at the client's home.
  • To read and write reports, and take part in staff and clients meetings and training activities as directed.
  • To maintain the highest standards of hygiene at all times and use personal protective equipment provided
  • Report any illness to the office so that correct infection prevention and control procedures can be followed.
  • To comply with the agency's guidelines and policies at all times.
  • To report to the office any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a client.
  • To encourage clients to remain as independent as possible.
  • To report to the office immediately any events or situations that may pose a risk to our clients, their relatives or staff members. For example a faulty piece of equipment or broken step in a client's home.
  • To help promote the agency with marketing which may include leafleting.
  • To come into the office at least once a week to collect and bring in client paperwork and to collect your rota and client information.
  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.

 

Obligations

All staff is required to adhere to the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment. All staff is expected to comply with requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998.

All staff must be familiar with Radfield Home Care Ltd’s health and safety policies and procedures and ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 of which we can provide copies if needed.

Submit My Application

Friday, 08 December 2017 13:08

Carol’s story, Carer

 

I wanted to share with you the story behind how I became a valued member of the Radfield  home care team in Stafford and the inspiration behind me becoming a carer.

 carol crick, carer story

Making a Difference From An Early Age

When I first left school, I worked in a salon training to be a hairdresser. Once fully qualified, I became a mobile hairdresser for the elderly and disabled; enabling me to give something back to the community was something that I loved from an early age.

Following my time as a mobile hairdresser, I then worked for 12 years as a Day Centre Officer in a residential home for young adults with severe disabilities which I loved. This was then followed by 18 years as a Bus Driver for Arriva. Both jobs, allowed me to interact with people and have an active role in the community. Working closely with people on a daily basis is something that I love to do.

carol crick arriva bus

Carol Crick, in her Arriva  days. 

I heard about Radfield Home Care through my own grown-up children, who had friends working for the company already. As soon as I spoke to them about the opportunities, I immediately applied for the position as a carer. I instantly realised that Radfield takes the quality of care they provide very seriously, with extremely high standards.

Their clients and families are treated with the utmost importance when putting together a care plan, and the training and support that Radfield has provided, has given me the confidence and skills to do my job to the best of my ability.

I am hugely passionate about history and have been a member of The National Trust for many years. I love spending my free time visiting the various properties around the country and learning about their history. This passion of mine has created a very special bond with one of our clients, Pat, who I love to spend time with chatting about Roman history and sharing my recent trips to Pompeii and Herculaneum.

 

carol crick zip wire

Carol completing her zip wire challenge.

As well as a passion for history, I am an active member of The Stafford and Stone Guide Dog Association. Along with my husband, we help to arrange fundraising events and most recently have been involved in the organisation of a zip-wire challenge in Snowdonia, Wales, which was great fun.

Working for Radfield Home Care gives me a sense of achievement. I feel that as the aging population increases, we have a duty to provide people with the opportunity to remain within the safety of their own homes amongst the people who care and love them.

I love that in some small way, I am able to make a difference and bring happiness, comfort, and peace of mind to the people I meet.

 

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Carol Crick
Carer
Radfield Home Care Stafford


Next steps


 

Working for Radfield Home Care - Hastings & Rother as a Care Assistant is extremely rewarding as we make a real difference to people’s lives. You’ll need to have a caring nature, be flexible and organised in your work, and enjoy taking on new responsibilities.

Everyone at Radfield works to our Core Values which remind everyone how we treat our clients and support each other. We are not necessarily looking for the most experienced or qualified people, we are looking for those who share our values, can fit in with our company culture, and be part of our amazing team.

  • We are a Family | At Radfield Home Care we care about all of our people, and believe passionately that by treating our carers as a trusted family we can empower them to treat our clients with the same warmth and respect.
  • We are Proud to Care | We're proud to stand out for the right reasons, to help each and every one of our employees reach their potential, and we're proud of the fact that at Radfield, we're always pushing for the very best.
  • We are on Your Side | We believe in looking after people and empowering them to live their own unique lives to the full. We understand, listen, and act as caring advocates, to uphold wishes and ensure wellbeing.

 

How Does Radfield Care for Carers?

Radfield Home Care is an award-winning company, built on an outstanding reputation for delivering care services which maintain independence and support people to continue living in their own homes.

Our team of carers are at the heart of what we do and as the first healthcare company in the UK to become an accredited B Corp, we are extremely proud of the work and services they provide to our communities.

Radfield Home Care has created its own core values and our Caring for our Carers pledge also ensures we improve the conditions for hard working staff, enabling them to deliver the best possible care. Our B Corp status also allows Radfield Home Care to demonstrate our commitment to our people, and to our planet in a transparent and clear way by creating value for society, not just shareholders.

Job Title:

Domiciliary Care Worker (Care Assistant) - Car Driver Essential.

Location:

Battle, Hastings.

Reporting to:

Care Manager.

Salary:

£8.00 per hour weekday, £9.00 per hour weekends.

*Additional pay of £1.33 between every care call as a travel pay allowance.

*Tax-free mileage payments.

Hours:

Part-time (16 - 25 Hours).

Requirements:

Driving license and use of own car.
Able to work every other weekend.
Hold a current or willing to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Job Purpose:

To provide domiciliary care to clients.

Application Deadline:  

31 st  January 2018.

 

Submit My Application

Hastings & Rother Home Care Assistant Jobs - Part-time & Full-time

Our Home Care Assistants support older people to live safely in their own homes. Some may need just a small amount of help a week, whilst others will receive several visits a day.

Your care duties will be clearly stated in each individual Plan of Care and will vary depending on need. Occasionally, other care duties may arise that are not part of the care plan and you will need to be able to adapt easily to take on these additional duties if asked.

 

What We offer

  • Premium hourly rates and additional mileage pay.
  • Access to first class induction training and a commitment to continuous learning, development, and support.
  • Workplace Pension Scheme and sick pay scheme.
  • Free uniform.
  • Staff rewards.
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the local communities of Battle
  • Opportunity to be part of the respected, trusted and high-quality brand.

 

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications

Required:

The main skills and qualities that we look for in our Home Care Assistants are:

  • A good communicator.
  • An active team player but also able to work on your own initiative.
  • Caring, patient, sensitive and committed to helping improve the quality of life of vulnerable people.
  • Self-motivated, organised and flexible.
  • Able to cope with the physical and mental demands of domiciliary care work.

 

Desired:

The main skills and qualities that we look for in our Home Care Assistants are:

  • Twelve months experience of working in a caring environment.
  • Some experienced carers will participate in the on-call rota and undertake shadowing training with new carers. These additional responsibilities are optional and are remunerated at an enhanced rate of pay.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the highest possible levels of care are delivered and maintained at all times.
  • To undertake all duties in accordance with the policies and procedures of Radfield Home Care.
  • Duties will include aspects of personal care to allow our clients to maintain their personal hygiene and appearance.
  • Assisting in the preparation of meals, drink and snacks. Enable people who use our services to remain as independent as possible with this task.
  • To provide assistance with practical activities of daily living which can include cleaning and maintaining environment, shopping, laundry and banking.
  • To assist clients with medication as identified in their care plan.
  • Participate in team meetings, staff events, attend training provided by the company and reviews as required.
  • To work in accordance with the weekly work schedule and maintain client records which includes the completion of MAR Charts.
  • To build meaningful relationships with clients and provide emotional support. Also support people find ways of maintain contact with friends and family and others members of the local community.
  • Demonstrate safe moving and handling of clients and their physical abilities and mobility.
  • Act on own initiative and respect client wishes and requests.

 

Obligations

All staff is required to adhere to the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment. All staff is expected to comply with requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998.

All staff must be familiar with Radfield Home Care Ltd’s health and safety policies and procedures and ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 of which we can provide copies if needed.

Submit My Application

Monday, 27 November 2017 11:02

Home Care Assistant - Ledbury

Working for Radfield Home Care  - Herefordshire & South Shropshire as a Care Assistant is an extremely rewarding job. In order to do the job well, you need to have a caring nature, be flexible and organised in your work, enjoy taking on responsibility and making a real difference to other people's lives.

Everyone at Radfield works to our Company Core Values and these serve as daily reminders to everyone as to how we treat our clients and each other. We are looking for individuals who will fit into our company culture, we are not necessarily seeking the most experienced or well-trained person as these skills can be taught - but is just the right type of person with the right values to be apart of our amazing team.

  • We are a Family | At Radfield Home Care we care about all of our people, and believe passionately that by treating our carers as a trusted family we can empower them to treat our clients with the same warmth and respect.
  • We are Proud to Care | We're proud to stand out for the right reasons, to help each and every one of our employees reach their potential, and we're proud of the fact that at Radfield, we're always pushing for the very best.
  • We are on Your Side | We believe in looking after people and empowering them to live their own unique lives to the full. We understand, listen, and act as caring advocates, to uphold wishes and ensure wellbeing.

 

How Does Radfield Care for Carers?

Radfield Home Care is an award-winning company built on an outstanding reputation that provides care services to clients who wish to remain living in their own home, maintaining their independence, and quality of life.

As the first healthcare company in the UK to become an accredited B Corp, we are extremely proud of the work and services we deliver to our local communities. We do this by caring for our Carers.

Radfield Home Care has created its own core values that are at the heart of what we do each and every day. Our Caring for our Carers pledge also ensures we improve the conditions for hard working care staff, enabling carers to do a good job.

B Corp allows Radfield Home Care to demonstrate our commitment to our people and to our planet in a transparent and clear way by creating value for society, not just shareholders.

Job Title:

Care Assistant.

Location:

Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Reporting to:

Care Manager.

Salary:

£8.00 per hour weekday, £8.25 per hour weekends.

*Additional pay of £1.36 between every care call as a travel pay allowance.

*Tax-free mileage payments.

Hours:

Part-time (16 - 25 Hours).

Requirements:

Driving license and use of own car.
Able to work every other weekend.
Hold a current or willing to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Job Purpose:

To provide domiciliary care to clients.

Application Deadline:

2nd February 2018.

 

Submit My Application

Ledbury, Herefordshire Home Care Assistant Jobs - Part-time & Full-time

The job description for a Care Assistant based in Ledbury at Radfield Home Care is outlined below.

Our Home Care Assistants work with elderly people who live in their own homes and may need just a small amount of support e.g. help with shopping or companionship through to care visits with one or two carers several times per day.

Your care duties for each individual client will be clearly stated in their Care Plan and may vary depending on the client needs, time of day of the visit etc. Occasionally other care duties may arise that aren’t included below and you will need to be able to adapt easily to take on these different duties if asked.

There are certain qualities that we expect all our carers to have and bring to their day-to-day work and we have outlined these below.

 

What We offer

  • Premium hourly rates and additional mileage pay,
  • 5.6 weeks' paid holiday per annum,
  • Access to first class induction training and a commitment to continuous learning, development, and support.
  • Workplace Pension Scheme and sick pay scheme.
  • Free uniform.
  • Monthly data allowance.
  • Star of the month rewards.
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the local communities of Ledbury, Herefordshire.
  • Opportunity to be part of the respected, trusted and high-quality Radfield home care brand and a chance to be part of a values-based family business.

 

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications

Required:

The main skills and qualities that we look for in our Home Care Assistants are:

  • A good communicator.
  • An active team player but also able to work on your own initiative.
  • Caring, patient, sensitive and committed to helping improve the quality of life of vulnerable people.
  • Self-motivated, organised and flexible.
  • Mentally able to cope with the demands of domiciliary care work.
  • Physically able to cope with the demands of domiciliary care work which involves bending, lifting, stretching, kneeling, crouching, getting up and down stairs & manual dexterity.

 

Desired:

The main skills and qualities that we look for in our Home Care Assistants are:

  • Previous experience in the care profession and qualifications are desirable attributes but not essential
  • Some experienced carers will participate in the on-call rota and undertake shadowing training with new carers. These additional responsibilities are optional and are remunerated at an enhanced rate of pay.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of our clients in a way that respects their dignity and promotes independence. The nature of care we expect you to provide is similar to that given by members of our clients own family and will not involve tasks that a trained nurse would normally provide.
  • Providing personal care to clients.
  • To help clients with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including incontinence and to use and look after aids and personal equipment.
  • To provide our clients with companionship care when required.
  • To care for clients who are temporarily sick and may need assistance with minor dressings, bed nursing, help with feeding, toileting etc.
  • To help provide end of life care.
  • To help promote the mental and physical wellbeing of our clients by talking to them, taking them out, reading and writing and helping them to participate in their hobbies and recreations.
  • To undertake light household tasks, for example, making and changing beds, tidying rooms, light cleaning such as dusting and vacuuming and emptying commodes.
  • To assist with the washing and ironing of clothes if requested.
  • To prepare and serve meals; assist clients with eating and drinking; wash up, tidy and clean the kitchen and dining area.
  • To greet visitors and answer the telephone as needed whilst at the client's home.
  • To read and write reports, and take part in staff and clients meetings and training activities as directed.
  • To maintain the highest standards of hygiene at all times and use personal protective equipment provided
  • Report any illness to the office so that correct infection prevention and control procedures can be followed.
  • To comply with the agency's guidelines and policies at all times.
  • To report to the office any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a client.
  • To encourage clients to remain as independent as possible.
  • To report to the office immediately any events or situations that may pose a risk to our clients, their relatives or staff members. For example a faulty piece of equipment or broken step in a client's home.
  • To help promote the agency with marketing which may include leafleting.
  • To come into the office at least once a week to collect and bring in client paperwork and to collect your rota and client information.
  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.

 

Obligations

All staff is required to adhere to the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment. All staff is expected to comply with requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998.

All staff must be familiar with Radfield Home Care Ltd’s health and safety policies and procedures and ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 of which we can provide copies if needed.

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Saturday, 25 November 2017 17:29

Home Care Assistant Jobs, vacancies in Havering

Working for Radfield Home Care - Havering & Brentwood as a Care Assistant is an extremely rewarding job. In order to do the job well, you need to have a caring nature, be flexible and organised in your work, enjoy taking on responsibility and making a real difference to other people's lives.

Everyone at Radfield works to our Company Core Values and these serve as daily reminders to everyone as to how we treat our clients and each other. We are looking for individuals who will fit into our company culture, we are not necessarily seeking the most experienced or well-trained person as these skills can be taught - but being just the right type of person with the right values to be apart of our amazing team.

  • We are a Family | At Radfield Home Care we care about all of our people, and believe passionately that by treating our carers as a trusted family we can empower them to treat our clients with the same warmth and respect.
  • We are Proud to Care | We're proud to stand out for the right reasons, to help each and every one of our employees reach their potential, and we're proud of the fact that at Radfield, we're always pushing for the very best.
  • We are on Your Side | We believe in looking after people and empowering them to live their own unique lives to the full. We understand, listen, and act as caring advocates, to uphold wishes and ensure wellbeing.

 

How Does Radfield Care for Carers?

Radfield Home Care is an award-winning company built on an outstanding reputation that provides care services to clients who wish to remain living in their own home, maintaining their independence, and quality of life.

As the first healthcare company in the UK to become an accredited B Corp, we are extremely proud of the work and services we deliver to our local communities. We do this by caring for our Carers.

Radfield Home Care has created its own core values that are at the heart of what we do each and every day. Our Caring for our Carers pledge also ensures we improve the conditions for hard working care staff, enabling carers to do a good job.

B Corp allows Radfield Home Care to demonstrate our commitment to our people and to our planet in a transparent and clear way by creating value for society, not just shareholders.

Job Title:

Care Assistant.

Location:

Havering.

Reporting to:

Care Manager.

Salary:

Weekday £9.33ph, weekend £10.33ph.

Hours:

Part-time (16 - 25 Hours)  and Full-time positions available.

Requirements:

Driving licence and use of own car
Able to work every other weekend
Hold a current or willing to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Job Purpose:

To provide domiciliary care to clients.

Application Deadline:  

31st January 2018.

 

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Havering Home Care Assistant Jobs

The job description for a Care Assistant - Havering & Brentwood at Radfield Home Care is outlined below.

Our Home Care Assistants work with elderly people who live in their own homes and may need just a small amount of support e.g. help with shopping or companionship through to care visits with one or two carers several times per day.

Your care duties for each individual client will be clearly stated in their Care Plan and may vary depending on the client needs, time of day of the visit etc. Occasionally other care duties may arise that aren’t included below and you will need to be able to adapt easily to take on these different duties if asked.

There are certain qualities that we expect all our carers to have and bring to their day-to-day work and we have outlined these below.

 

What We offer

  • Premium hourly rates and additional mileage pay,
  • 5.6 weeks' paid holiday per annum,
  • Access to first class induction training and a commitment to continuous learning, development, and support.
  • Workplace Pension Scheme and sick pay scheme.
  • Free uniform.
  • Monthly data allowance.
  • Star of the month rewards.
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the local communities of Upminster, Romford, Hornchurch and Brentwood.
  • Opportunity to be part of the respected, trusted and high-quality Radfield home care brand and a chance to be part of a values-based family business.

 

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications

Required:

The main skills and qualities that we look for in our Home Care Assistants are:

  • A good communicator.
  • An active team player but also able to work on your own initiative.
  • Caring, patient, sensitive and committed to helping improve the quality of life of vulnerable people.
  • Self-motivated, organised and flexible.
  • Mentally able to cope with the demands of domiciliary care work.
  • Physically able to cope with the demands of domiciliary care work which involves bending, lifting, stretching, kneeling, crouching, getting up and down stairs & manual dexterity.

 

Desired:

The main skills and qualities that we look for in our Home Care Assistants are:

  • Previous experience in the care profession and qualifications are desirable attributes but not essential
  • Some experienced carers will participate in the on call rota and undertake shadowing training with new carers. These additional responsibilities are optional and are remunerated at an enhanced rate of pay.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of our clients in a way that respects their dignity and promotes independence. The nature of care we expect you to provide is similar to that given by members of our clients own family and will not involve tasks that a trained nurse would normally provide.
  • Providing personal care to clients.
  • To help clients with mobility problems and other physical disabilities including incontinence and to use and look after aids and personal equipment.
  • To provide our clients with companionship care when required.
  • To care for clients who are temporarily sick and may need assistance with minor dressings, bed nursing, help with feeding, toileting etc.
  • To help provide end of life care.
  • To help promote the mental and physical wellbeing of our clients by talking to them, taking them out, reading and writing and helping them to participate in their hobbies and recreations.
  • To undertake light household tasks for example, making and changing beds, tidying rooms, light cleaning such as dusting and vacuuming and emptying commodes.
  • To assist with the washing and ironing of clothes if requested.
  • To prepare and serve meals; assist clients with eating and drinking; wash up, tidy and clean the kitchen and dining area.
  • To greet visitors and answer the telephone as needed whilst at the client's home.
  • To read and write reports, and take part in staff and clients meetings and training activities as directed.
  • To maintain the highest standards of hygiene at all times and use personal protective equipment provided
  • Report any illness to the office so that correct infection prevention and control procedures can be followed.
  • To comply with the agency's guidelines and policies at all times.
  • To report to the office any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a client.
  • To encourage clients to remain as independent as possible.
  • To report to the office immediately any events or situations that may pose a risk to our clients, their relatives or staff members. For example a faulty piece of equipment or broken step in a client's home.
  • To help promote the agency with marketing which may include leafleting.
  • To come into the office at least once a week to collect and bring in client paperwork and to collect your rota and client information.
  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.

 

Obligations

All staff is required to adhere to the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment. All staff is expected to comply with requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998.

All staff must be familiar with Radfield Home Care Ltd’s health and safety policies and procedures and ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 of which we can provide copies if needed.

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Manage Your Time

If you care for an elderly parent and fall into the generation sandwich gap that also has to contend with young children, then time is something which you dream of, much like winning the lottery. Throw in the pressures of a full-time job and your life is an overwhelm of running on a hamster wheel going nowhere and trying to keep up. You live in a frantic swirl of rushing around, trying to remember what must be done, whilst your list of obligations is getting longer all the time, like a surreal nightmare. Stop. And take a breath.

Keep calm and carry on

By looking to executive tools for time management, you can apply some techniques to your insanely hectic life to maintain control and to get more done so that you can effectively care for your parents without losing your sanity. I know this from first-hand experience and these are my tips.

 

1. Getting things done

Most people can only focus on a limited number of things at one time. Holding many tasks and thoughts in our head is where stress and overload can begin to happen and important things get overlooked. Therefore, by emptying our mind, yet retaining this information, on a regular basis, we free mental space to use more efficiently on the tasks at hand.

Considered one of the best time management systems, Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen, is based on five principles:

  • Capture – collect into a notepad everything that is on your mind, that needs to be done and which has your attention and then everything physical (bits of paper, bills, letters) into an in-basket
  • Clarify – process everything that you capture, asking is it actionable? If yes, then decide the next action and do it immediately (if possible). If no, then either delegate it, file it, or bin it.
  • Organise – your actions outlined at the clarify stage should be entered into a series of appropriate lists and a calendar.
  • Reflect – review your lists on a regular basis (at least daily) and use a weekly clean-up to keep your mind clear of unnecessary clutter.
  • Engage – take the actions required. Just do it!   The basic process of downloading everything from your mind onto paper and then organising it in a structured manner, will make all the difference to your feelings of stress and help you regain the feeling of control.

 

2. Filing system

As outlined above, having a filing system will reduce chaos and bring order to your life. Dedicate an area of a shelf or cupboard space or an entire office like me and create separate files for everything you have to contend with, sectioned into groups: utility bills, appliance manuals, school reports, requests for school events, legal documents, etc.

Do the same in your parent’s house, or keep files at your house for their utility bills, medical appointments, legal documents for their house and financial affairs etc.

Have an A4 wallet for easy transport that contains all current items you need to hand such as upcoming medical appointments and lists of medications. Or, you can keep a copy of all notes on your phone by taking photographs, so that you have a record with you at all times.  #TopTip

3. Notebook

 Carry a small notepad, or use a notepad or list making App  (e.g. Trello) on your phone to write down thoughts and tasks as they come to mind so that you can continually empty your mind as things come up. This will ensure that you don’t forget anything and will help to keep mental space free for you to focus on what you are doing currently, without niggling distractions. This one task reduces any stress immeasurably.

4. Chunk tasks

Another master of time management, Tony Robbins, defines a process called ‘chunking’. By taking all our tasks and looking for commonality we can then effectively structure tasks into groups. For example, work related, children related, parents related, time for yourself or friends and husband.

Organise your diary around the key areas in your life and ensure that you make time for each area on a weekly (or monthly) basis. By removing the feeling of not missing out on important things, such as maintaining friendships, you then begin to feel much more balanced whilst still attending to all the essential things.

When you are in each ‘chunk’, focus on that area without distraction so that you can accomplish more in a concentrated time. Don’t even try to multi-task.

5. Plan ahead

Getting organised ahead of time will make a vast difference to your feelings of anxiety about coping, especially if an emergency happens. Contact utility companies to become an authorised person on your parent’s account will mean that you can quickly sort out any problems with their bills if you need to. Contact your parent’s bank to become a co-signatory on their accounts, so that you can pay bills on their behalf or manage their financial affairs. If your parent is in mental decline, organise a power of attorney so that you are in a position to make decisions quickly without having to wade through red tape in an emergency situation.

6. Support team

Compile a list of emergency numbers for trusted plumbers, electricians, gardeners and neighbours who can be called on at short notice. This reduces time and stress in an emergency, such as if pipes should burst or the cooker isn’t working.

Having the number of a trusted taxi driver that you can call to take your parent to a medical appointment, or in an emergency, will also help if you can’t be there. 

7. Define and delegate tasks

Don’t try to do everything yourself. Delegate anything that you can. For example, use a home delivery shopping service, have a gardener to mow the lawn and use a cleaner.

If you have siblings, make sure that everyone is doing their fair share. Define roles and ask each of them to take on specific tasks in caring for your parents. One person can take care of house repairs, another can organise bills and another can take care of medical appointments.

Use a care service to give yourself both peace of mind and respite, thus creating some time to yourself which will help to avoid becoming resentful or exhausted.

The extra time created will be far more valuable than the expense, by freeing your time to focus on spending quality time with your parent or family and ensuring that you can get everything done without becoming a frazzled mess. 

9. If it’s not on the whiteboard…

 Have a whiteboard installed in your parent’s kitchen and use it daily/weekly to write down a copy of your diary and schedules of when you visit and when you are not available. This will reduce the stress of non-essential, interrupting phone calls when you are focused on work or in meetings and your parents will know where you are at all times in case of emergency.

Include a space for your parent to write down what they wanted to speak to you about or anything that they need. If they are forgetful or in early-stage dementia this will help you both to know why they called or what they need. 

10. Good enough, not perfect

 You can’t be a superwoman or superman. Everyone has their limits of what can be achieved and by setting a bar too high, you will burn out and overload your stress levels. Aim for what is realistic and good enough. You want to focus on sustained, rather than short bursts, and manage your diary according to what is realistic to accomplish and not believing that you can get through twenty-five hours in every day. Think 80%, not 110%.

11. The power of no

 Saying no is just as important as saying yes. Whenever anyone asks you to do something, consider if you really need to do it. Is it essential or necessary? Will it benefit your life or will it add more stress? Keep your to-do lists focused on what is a priority and important: your parents, your family, your friends, and yourself. Put your oxygen mask on first.

The safety announcement on a plane always tells you to put your oxygen mask on before you assist someone else (such as a child). If you pass out through lack of oxygen, then you can’t help anyone else put their mask on.

Structure time into your schedule for yourself, every day. Five minutes deep breathing, fifteen minutes meditation, twenty-five minutes to walk the dog. This time is essential for you to decompress and keep stress reduced so that you can be there for your parents and your family whilst working and keeping all the plates spinning.

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:14

About our Liverpool North Branch

Radfield Home Care Liverpool North provides the highest standards of care to you in your own home. We specialise in care for the elderly with medication and dementia care services that are second to none. The  Liverpool North branch was established in 2017 by Dave Bellis who wanted to establish a high quality caring service to elderly people living at home after he experienced the challenges faced by families when sourcing care for his parents.

Radfield Home Care pride ourselves on being a very responsive service that promotes independence and respects dignity and choice in care. We use the latest technology solutions to feed information straight back to the office and to relatives so any issues can be dealt with immediately.  We invest heavily in supporting, supervising and training our staff so that our clients and their relatives can rest assured that our carers can provide the care they need professionally and respectfully. 

We ensure that carers stay the full amount of time with you so their travel time is not taken out of your visit time.

Please contact the Liverpool North Radfield Home Care office if you have any questions about our services or would like us to send you information about our home care fees.

Radfield Home Care Liverpool North is owned and operated by Dave Bellis of Bellfred Limited, company number   10818952.

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:21

About our Solihull Branch

Radfield Home Care Cheshire  provides the highest standards of care to you in your own home. We specialise in care for the elderly with medication and dementia care services that are second to none.

The Chester, Northwich and Winsford branch was established in 2013 and is run by our managers Anna and Becky and their team. Radfield Home Care's success in our other locations is based on an excellent local reputation for delivering a very high standard of home care and Anna and Becky are already bringing this to clients in Chester, Northwich, Winsford and surrounding areas.

We pride ourselves on being a very responsive service that promotes independence and respects dignity and choice in care. We use the latest technology solutions to feed information straight back to the office and to relatives so any issues can be dealt with immediately.  We invest heavily in supporting, supervising and training our staff so that our clients and their relatives can rest assured that  our carers can provide the care they need professionally and respectfully. 

We ensure that carers stay the full amount of time with you so their travel time is not taken out of your visit time.

With over 30 years of experience in providing care, Radfield Home Care is a local home care agency that you can trust to look after you.

Please contact the Cheshire Home Care office if you have any questions about our services or would like us to send you information about our home care fees.

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:21

Contact Solihull Branch

If you have any questions about our care services or are interested in working for Radfield Home Care Chester branch then please complete the form opposite as we would love to hear from you.

If you would prefer to contact the branch directly then you can do so via any of the following methods:

 

Telephone or Email us on:

01244 960 602
chester@radfieldhomecare.co.uk

For urgent after hours queries relating to your care please contact the branch phone number and you will be directed to our on call service.

For non-urgent enquiries please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Pop into branch or post to us at:

Radfield Home Care Limited - Cheshire
Stamford House,
Tarvin Road,
Christleton,
Chester,
CH3 7HN

 

Branch Opening Hours

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.30 pm. 

We provide care services 24 hours a day and if you need assistance for an urgent matter relating to your care outside of our office opening hours then please contact our usual office number and we will divert you to our on call service.

 

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