Care Team Leader
What Abbeyfield Offer You
Days and night shifts available, flexible hours to suit.
At Abbeyfield, we are committed to rewarding our staff for their hard work. Our benefits include:
- Competitive pay
- 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays
- Comprehensive induction
- Life Assurance
- Pay progression within role
- Learning and career development opportunities
- Occupational sick pay
- Company pension
- Discounted gym membership
- An employee assistance programme
- Cycle-to-work scheme
- Shop and save vouchers
Experienced in health or social care, ideally working with older people, you’ll be familiar with CQC requirements. Ideally you will be qualified to QCF Level 3 in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) or willing to undertake training to Level 3.
With more seniority comes more responsibility, so you’ll be keen to show your management skills and take charge for an entire shift, be able to work on your own initiative, and cope under pressure in a diverse and changing environment.
So if you are as passionate about care as you are about leading a team and taking responsibility, this could be the job for you.
We are committed to providing the highest standards of care, and we believe that great care starts with great people. Are you a caring, compassionate and welcoming person, who understands the needs of older people and is respectful at all times? Are you comfortable communicating and collaborating with a wide range of people in varied situations as well as a strong and confident team player?
And because we take the wellbeing of our residents and staff very seriously, you won't be surprised that to work for us, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (other than in exceptional circumstances), and intend to have any further booster vaccinations that are made available.
We have various shift patterns available, both days and nights, ranging from 18 to 48 hours a week. Come and talk to us, and I'm sure we'll find a shift patterns that suits around your commitments and your lifestyle.
Abbeyfield is more than a home; it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family. Our core behaviours are to be welcoming to everyone, celebrate the positives, work collaboratively, take responsibility, and be adaptable to changing circumstances.
Best of all, we’re a charity, meaning that the interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.
Your role at Abbeyfield
Each resident is unique. The care and support they need is individualised and personal to them. You’ll lead by example, treating people with kindness and compassion. Your sensitive and respectful approach ensures residents maintain their dignity and feeling of self worth.
Your caring input helps to make things as easy and comfortable as possible for our residents. You contribute to residents' emotional wellbeing by getting to know them personally and supporting them to participate in social activities and events. You see the benefit of this stimulation by getting involved with planning, organising and delivering these home activities and functions.
To ensure each resident's needs are met, you’ll lead with the responsibility of regular monitoring of their health, care and social needs, plus the preparation, implementation and review of their personal care plan. This involves supervising other team members and liaising with people involved in their care, as well as with the residents themselves, to ensure their needs and wishes are at the centre of the care we provide.
A Great Place to Work
Situated in a quiet residential area of the historic city of Cambridge, all within reach of shops, community centre, post office and pubs, Browns Field House is our purpose built dementia-friendly care home. Our home can accommodate up to 28 residents, some of which are suitable for couples. Four of our rooms come with en-suite facilities and you will find walk-in showers or assisted baths on every corridor. There are ample communal areas around the house where our residents can chat with a member of staff or a loved one. A large sensory garden is also available for our residents to walk round or to tend to plants, vegetables or flowers for any keen gardener!
A dedicated activities co-ordinator plans a wide variety of weekly activities to ensure that there is always something to do from pub lunches to karaoke. Residents have the choice of dining in their room if they do not wish to go to the dining room to enjoy our delicious home cooked meals.
There are plenty of challenges in our roles, but through initiative and by building close relationships with our residents, every role is rewarding and crucial to our overall goal to enrich our residents’ lives. If you would like greater job satisfaction knowing that you are helping people lead more meaningful lives, then you are the type of person we are looking for to join our team.
For more information about Browns Field House, please click here.
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