Care Responder – Home to Decide

Care Responder – Home to Decide

In these extraordinary times you really can make a difference by giving care to South Gloucestershire residents in crisis.
Challenging times need caring people! We are looking for caring and experienced people to support our residents following hospital discharge into the Home to Decide team.

Our recently formed hospital discharge team is looking for 16 Care Rapid Responders to respond to the current care needs in our community.

What does an average day look like? 
  • You will be able to show your passion and use your previous care experience to support our residents in their own homes after a hospital discharge, to be safe and to live as independently as possible by assisting them with their care needs.
  • If you like variety and a fast-paced role, this could be the job for you. You will be required to react to lifeline alarms, deliver personal care, and assist individuals who have been discharged from hospital.
  • You will record progress care plans, log reviews and incident forms, making sure that they meet Council guidelines, referring issues or concerns as necessary in accordance with Safeguarding Procedures in order to protect vulnerable people.
  • You will be allocated residents within South Gloucestershire and it will be your role to visit them in their own residential homes. We offer a response service 7 days a week between the hours of 7.00am – 10.00pm and your guaranteed contracted hours will be on a rota basis.
We have 2 rota shift patterns available:
• 4 days on 4 days off. Split shift 07.00-12.00 and 18.00-22.00.
• 4 days on 4 days off. Day 1+2 = 07.00 – 17.00 and day 3+4 = 12:00-22:00

What we need from you

  • You must have experience of working in a care service area and have knowledge of professional care groups and external contacts e.g. GPs, nursing services and emergency services.
  • Knowledge and experience in the care sector are needed to ensure that work practices meet the required standards and that customers are provided with the help, information and support they need.
  • You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant care legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
  • It is essential that you hold a CQC Care Certificate or be prepared to complete the relevant training to obtain the qualification within 12 weeks, or have a vocational qualification e.g. QCF or NVQ 2
  • A key requirement of this role is your ability to show sensitivity and empathy in your work and able to manage challenging behaviour e.g. behavioural difficulties in homes and/or the community.
  • You will hold an up to date driving licence and have your own transportation, for which mileage expenses are paid.
Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.
  • We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.
  • We’re building and shaping communities which people are proud of
  • We’re working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what    they want in life
  • We’re investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.
We’ve achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.
We’re making a difference, be part of it!  
If you wish to discuss or find out more details please contact Wendy Wood on 01454 867862

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