KT11 | Care Team Leader - Surrey

Up to £21.50 gross per hour

Date Posted: Wednesday 12 June 2024

, Ref: 2794

Title: Care Team Leader
Location: Oxshott, KT11
Wage/Salary: Monday to Saturday, Daytime: £19.50, Admin hours: £16.00. All Nights: £21.50,
Sundays and bank holidays: £21.90 per hour, gross per hour. A minimum of £39,000.00+ gross per annum
Driver Essential? Highly preferable, automatic adapted vehicle for use on duty
Essential: Solid support worker background with young people or adults, basic knowledge of MARs Charts, administrative skills. This role is open to *female candidates only. Non-smoker/vaper. Fluent English.
Desirable: Experience of working with controlled medication, mental health knowledge, managing seizures
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Monday 9.30am through to Tuesday 9.30pm, plus approximately 3 hours Team Leader/Admin duties. As the Team Leader, additional hours will be required to cover sickness, holidays if other team members are unavailable.
Accommodation: A carer’s bedroom and bathroom is available to use on shift
Recruiter: Sally sally@snapcare.co.uk

About this client: Bubbly, talkative, Sarah, 39, enjoys listening to music, meditation, her garden, yoga Nidra, collecting Jellycat toys, online shopping, watching films, and Grey’s Anatomy. Sarah has Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Gastroparesis, seizures, cranial cervical instability, and other conditions that significantly impact on her health. She lives with support in her own flat and spends some time at her nearby parents’ house. Sarah can have long periods confined to her bed due to pain and/or exhaustion. Sarah can currently transfer with just light support (no lifting). She requires support with her personal care including a daily bed bath; she uses a commode. Sarah can experience extended periods of pain and can get upset or angry.   

Overview of role: As well as providing 1:1 support, the Team Leader will manage Sarah’s small home care team. Team Leader duties include rota management to ensure consistent cover, collating timesheets for payroll, arranging appointments, supporting and motivating the team, ensuring the care plan is followed, and updated when needed. During the night, Sarah is monitored for seizures, the role is classed as an on-call night but varies each night; some nights you may be able to sleep all night, other nights, Sarah will have a seizure, and these can last for several hours. Sarah rarely wakes before 1.00pm, so you can catch up on your sleep. If well enough, Sarah likes to go out for short trips, such as having a coffee with friends, visiting woodlands or lakes, or garden centres. Lots more information will be provided about this role to shortlisted candidates.

Who this job would suit: Someone who is empathetic, emotionally robust, and positive. Sarah has days when she is in pain and understandably, can have a short fuse. Someone who doesn’t take things personally and is understanding and able to step back and give Sarah space. Due to her many allergies, no strongly perfumed products (deodorant, perfumes, etc.) can be worn, nor peanuts, onions or shellfish eaten. Excellent organisation skills and be respectful of Sarah’s Christian faith and her DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) choice. Comfortable with clinical procedures such as administering injections (full training can be provided if required). Due to Sarah’s needs, the Team Leader must be a native English speaker or fluent in English.

What’s great about this job: This is a role in which you can utilise your skills to really make a difference and help create a positive, effective team providing the best care for Sarah.

Who is recruiting for this role? Our client is using our Shortlist Service. Snap Care will screen applications to confirm the essential criteria for the position is met. The client will then continue the recruitment process. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to us sending your CV and contact details to our client. Please see our website for more information. 

Please note:*Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance to paragraph 1, of schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for female or male worker to work with our client.



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