Care Co-ordinator

Job Description

Annual salary: up to £28,470.00

Care Co-Ordinator

Based in Alva- Covering Edinburgh & West Lothian Services

Offering a salary of £28,470 per annum

Driving is essential for this role!

With a network of branches across the UK, Mears has been providing housing with care support services since 1994.

We aim to work in partnership with commissioners and others to develop and deliver high-quality care in the community to vulnerable people. Our goal is to provide housing with care based on an enabling approach with an outcome focused support planning process.

As a large provider of social care services, Mears works collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams to address challenges in the social care marketplace.

We are Mears Supported Living Ltd, providing a range of care and support services to people out in the community and in their own homes.

About the Role:

Are you a Care Co-Ordinator who is open to new opportunities, ambitious, can solve problems and happy to help others? Mears Care are searching for a Care Co-Ordinator to join their dedicated team.

As a Care Coordinator you will be an exceptional leader, the mark of your success is to make a positive difference to people's lives. You will spend each day assisting in the day-to-day operation of the Support Services, business and participate as required in multi-disciplinary assessment of service user needs.

The successful Care Co-Ordinator will be responsible for ensuring all care plans are reviewed on a 6 monthly basis, spot checks are completed on a 3 monthly basis, staff are reviewed quarterly, and staff annual appraisals are completed.

This is an office-based role in Alva and you will be required to commute to services in and around Edinburgh and West Lothian. You will be able to claim millage when out completing any reviews at 25p per mile, from office to service user and back to the office.

Role Criteria:

  • Direct line management for a team of Support  Workers, including the management of their weekly workload
  • Defining special care needs based upon identification of specific clinical problems and to monitor and review as appropriate
  • Liaising with external organisations in respect of developing a total package of care for a service users
  • Reporting to a Branch Manager on a weekly basis on activity levels and outcomes for service users
  • Providing written reports of all complaints, accidents, incidents and untoward events in accordance with written policies
  • Undertaking on call duties as required by the branch to ensure a 24/7 service is provided. This will be on a rota basis 1 week at a time 1 out of every 3 weeks.

Experience working within the care sector and holding a completed SVQ 3 is essential for this role. Experience as a Care Co-Ordinator would be preferred, it would also be strongly desired to have excellent IT skills and competency in Microsoft Office.

All our roles require candidates to have the entitlement to work within the UK, Mears- does not currently offer visa sponsorship.

Benefits:

  • Cost of PVG covered
  • Family friendly policy to include enhanced maternity/paternity leave and much more. 
  • Care Worker of the Month financial award
  • Refer a friend scheme (total award up to £1000)
  • Excellent training
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye test vouchers
  • Mears Fun Day - Our annual Fun Day is organised as a massive thank you from the Executive team for all the hard work! Previous years include, Alton Towers, Drayton Manor etc.
  • Staff perks with Mears Rewards - discounts of up to 10% on coffee, weekly groceries, holidays, the list is endless.
  • Volunteering Leave - Mears supports employees to undertake volunteering in the community, in support of our social value commitment.

If you feel you have skills needed, please apply below via the link. For further questions please contact Vickie on vickie.rudge@mearsgroup.co.uk, quoting the job reference number.

Mears Group is a Disability confident employer and recognises our people as our greatest asset, we hire individuality, recognising and valuing everyone is individual and ensuring equal access to opportunities for all regardless of social economic background or individual make up.

Candidates should be aware that all our roles are subject to relevant DBS/Security checks either before or upon commencement of employment.