About the role
Note: In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such duties as may reasonably be required
To maintain care skills at a current level and undertake such training and development as may from time-to-time be required to maintain practices as up-to-date.
To provide leadership to the care functions of Westwood Homecare.
To provide care in accordance with current best practices, according to policy and procedures, agreed standards, legislative requirements, relevant regulations under the direction of the Manager, and within the financial plans agreed from time-to-time.
To supervise the care services within Westwood Homecare in accordance with agreed standards.
The post holder is accountable directly to Westwood Homecare’s Coordinator, Care manager and ultimately the Registered Manager.
The Supervisor has line management responsibility for, team leaders, administrative staff and overall responsibility for all support workers within the service.
Management of the organisation:
Develop effective working relationships with the Manager of Westwood Homecare.
Support an open, positive and inclusive management culture.
Participate in the development of Westwood Homecare’s policies.
Participate in the evaluation of Westwood Homecare against agreed organisational goals, as well as business and quality objectives.
Work to establish effective employer-employee relationships.
Minimise legal risks.
Participate in the maintenance of Westwood Homecare’s management information systems.
Assist in the formulation and implementation of care policies and procedures.
Assist in the implementation and maintenance of the standards required by legislation related to the registration of Westwood Homecare.
Act within Westwood Homecare’s budget based on Westwood Homecare’s objectives and within the projected revenue.
Work in a cost-effective manner.
Be involved in the implementation and maintenance of Westwood Homecare’s quality assurance programme.
Assist in the design and administration of an evaluation of the care standards and care service provision.
Systematically solve day-to-day problematical issues which arise.
To carry out On Call duties, overnight and at weekends, on a rota basis. When On-Call, provide telephone support and assistance to Support Workers and Service Users; be available to be called out as necessary; check call alerts system morning / midday / evenings at weekends.
Management of care Services:
Assist in the development of the philosophy, goals and objectives for the care practice.
Assist in the assessment of the effectiveness of care implementation and delivery
Implement action to meet and maintain care standards.
Work in cooperation with members of multi-disciplinary health teams so as to maximise opportunities for Service User therapeutic care.
Ensure that Service User rights are protected
Encourage a model of self-care and Service User rehabilitation.
Evaluate Care Plans.
Evaluate standards of care competence.
Professional Long Term care Leadership:
Encourage innovative methods for the delivery of care.
Encourage health promotion within care strategies.
Seek opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Promote a positive image for residency/services provided and employment within Westwood Homecare.
Management of the Human Resources:
Cooperate with the implementation, evaluation, orientation and induction of all new employees.
Assist individual staff members to develop in their roles and levels of compliance with agreed standards.
Support the implementation of Westwood Homecare’s policies and procedures.
Support the effective resolution of team conflicts.
Support a work atmosphere which promotes a high quality of work life.
Support and maintain a culture of performance and excellence.
RQF Diploma Level 3.