Job Posted: 16 Feb 2017
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      Visiting Officer

      £21,000, on call allowance £20 per weekday night,| Brighton| Permanent

      £21,000, on call allowance £20 per weekday night,| Brighton| Permanent

      Visiting Officer MEAR45768
      Salary minimum £21,000, on call allowance £20 per weekday night, £65 sat/sun and double on bank holidays.

      Mears Care Limited is part of the Mears Group (PLC) and are one of the UK’s leading providers of home care and support delivering high quality care. We have over 180 branches nationwide, provide care for over 40,000 older and disabled people with 17,000 well trained and dedicated staff.

      We’re now looking for a Visiting Officer to join us in Brighton to provide consistent, timely, high quality risk assessments and support plans for every Service User.

      Reporting to the Branch Manager you will monitor the service and supervise the work of the Care team, promoting quality care and support to service users and monitoring and reviewing service delivery, carrying out assessments to meet legislation and completing all appropriate paperwork. Providing advice, guidance and support to the company and promoting growth within the business, you will ensure the changing requirements of the “National Care Standards” are understood and implemented and that workers and Service Users are aware of emergency procedures and all relevant contact numbers.

      Visiting Service User’s home prior to commencement of the service for introduction and assessment and assisting in the introduction of new staff to Service Users, you will carry out risk assessments and support plans for new service users and complete all forms, record sheets, etc. ensuring up to date and accurate records are in place in each Service User’s home. Ensuring the necessary action is taken by the appropriate person(s) in response to any changes in health or other situation of Service Users, you will visit regularly to identify any changes required to the support plan.

      With at least 2 years’ experience of working in a ‘hands on’ operational role, you will demonstrate good written and oral communication skills displaying confidence, assertiveness, professionalism and persuasiveness with regards to ensuring clarity and understanding of advice that may be given to others. Passionate and driven to provide excellent operational support and guidance, you will have previous experience of maintaining confidentiality and dealing with sensitive information and will be able to manage changing demands and prioritise workloads in accordance with business needs.

      As this role involves travel a full driving licence accepted in the UK is essential.

      This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.




      Job ref: 326005-MEAR45768