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1st Homecare is a growing, independent homecare group with branches in Oxford, Kings Langley (Hertfordshire) and Leighton Buzzard (Bedfordshire), which provides homecare services to many elderly and disabled clients – some with complex needs.

We are seeking an Extra Care Housing Team Lead for the Oxford office, reporting to the Oxford Branch Manager, who will oversee the care provided at our two Extra Care Housing schemes on behalf of Oxfordshire Council in Greater Leys, Oxford and in Abingdon. The Oxford branch provides about 1500 hours of care per week and has recently been awarded an Outstanding for its responsiveness by CQC.

The Extra Care Housing schemes require 1st Homecare to perform the following duties:

• maintain a 24 hour presence at each site with sleep in facilities at both sites for carers during the night
• attend to general duties during the day – occasional social events, responding to any pendant alarm calls during the day, general cheerful on-site presence.
• Perform planned care visits for those residents who need regular domiciliary care visits.
Responsibilities of the Team Lead
• To manage the arrival and departure of those residents who require care (including care plans, liaison with family and social workers)
• To manage the staff at the ECH locations (recruitment, supervisions)
• To manage the food service at both sites.
• To liaise with other organisations and individuals involved in the care of the residents (housing managers, health professionals and family)
• To ensure that all care is compliant with 1st Homecare’s policies & procedures.
The successful candidate will have proven leadership credentials, some knowledge of the local area and have proven experience of be leading a care team successfully.

This is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of a growing business in the care industry with excellent opportunities to further grow as the business expands.

Job Requirements:
• Passionate belief and commitment to providing consistently high levels of care to all clients.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in domiciliary care services as a supervisor or manager.
• NVQ 3 (or higher) or equivalent QCF qualification.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the statutory regulations and fundamental standards required for domiciliary care
• Full and clean UK driving licence and have use of own car.
• Ability to work on a full- time basis and to work “on call’ approximately one week in five.
Competencies & Skills
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
• Ability to deal with all matters arising in a patient and consistent manner
• Commitment to continuous learning and development
• Great people management skills
• Ability to manage and work collaboratively with a group of highly competent office staff and a team of carers.
• Financial numeracy – familiar with working with costs, prices, rates of pay etc.
• Ability to write and good levels of literacy.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their career in Care management and would provide a significant first step towards a Branch management role.

Salary – £28,000 plus payment for on call, participation in company pension scheme. 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.

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