Working with Us
The primary role is to ensure that the highest possible standards of care are delivered to a customer within their own home, ensuring the dignity of the customer and promoting independence where possible. Care is administered in line with an individual care plan; a plan that enables the customer to retain and maintain their independence as much as possible.
- First and foremost, your responsibility is centred on the safety and well-being of the person receiving care. In order to achieve this, you must ensure that all aspects of the care plan are adhered to at all times. This includes accurate reporting in all necessary administrative documentation.
- You must ensure that lines of communication are maintained with your Live-in Services manager; if they are kept fully informed, they can efficiently and effectively address any developments or necessary changes to the care package.
- You will ensure that a safe working environment is maintained at all times so that you don’t endanger yourself or others. This will be achieved by working within established The Encounter Group (Encounter Live-In-Care Specialists) Limited policies and procedures, and using the safe practices described during your training.
- You must always be willing to take on new information. Health care training constantly changes, and it will be your responsibility to keep yourself up to date with any training needs you may have; attending courses and completing training packs as required.
- Under the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, it states that we cannot employ anyone under the age of 18 as this role of a Live-in Carer is an unsupervised position.
Qualifications & training
- An NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care would be desirable, but is not essential as successful candidates will begin an NVQ 6 months after starting with us which we pay for on your behalf. We have people from all walks of life. Some of our best carers are those that have cared for a family member.
- Previous care work experience is desirable, either in a formal setting or an informal environment such as caring for a family member. It’s your natural ability to give and care that is important.
- You will need excellent communication skills; both verbal and written. One of the most important parts of the role is engaging with the customer; chatting, listening and maybe even helping them with their correspondence so your English language skills need to be first rate.
- Domestic assistance is an integral part of the job so housekeeping and cooking skills are necessary; having your own vehicle is a necessity as you will be travelling from visit to visit.
Job Title: Live-in Carers and shift carers
Contract Type: Full -time
Schedule Type: Variable Hours
Living in the customer’s home, you’ll be there to offer help with personal care, mobility or overseeing medication. You’ll often help with mobility, and keep up with household chores like cooking, cleaning, laundry and shopping. However, your most important job is to spend quality time as their companion, chatting, keeping them company and promoting their independence as far as is possible.
Salary & benefits
- £500 – £800 per week with some variance above and below due to complexity of needs.
- 28 days’ holiday (pro rata) per year; you will accrue 2.33 days’ holiday for every 30 days you work.
- You are entitled to statutory sick pay.
- National Insurance paperwork is completed by us.
- PAYE Tax is deducted and paid by The Encounter Group (Encounter Live-In-Care Specialists) Limited
- Personal insurance cover.
Appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS and all appointed applicants must have the right to work in the EU as we are unable to provide sponsorship or assistance.
Job Title: Registered Nurses required.
Contract Type: Full-time
Schedule Type: Variable Hours
We urgently require nurses to work in the NHS for day shifts or night shifts. As any other nursing role, gaining the trust and confidence of each patient is an important aspect of the job for nurses and their main aim is to improve the patients’ quality of life.
Exact duties may vary depending on your role but will usually include:
- writing patient care plans;
- implementing plans through tasks such as preparing patients for operations, wound treatment and monitoring pulse, blood pressure and temperature;
- observing and recording the condition of patients;
- checking and administering drugs and injections;
- setting up drips and blood transfusions;
- assisting with tests and evaluations;
- carrying out routine investigations;
- responding quickly to emergencies;
- planning discharges from hospital and liaising with GPs and social workers;
- communicating with and relieving the anxiety of patients and their relatives;
- advocating on behalf of patients;
- educating patients about their health;
- organising staff and prioritising busy workloads;
- mentoring student and junior nurses;
- maintaining patient records;
- making ethical decisions related to consent.