Field Care Manager

  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Bracknell
  • Reference: BRA52497
  • Salary: £25,000.00 - £25,000.00 pa
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Prestige Nursing & Care

Job Title: Field Care Manager
Location: Bracknell
Salary: £25,000pa

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Full-Time with on-call responsibility and flexibility required to support the needs of the business

Life at Prestige:

People are at the very heart of Prestige, and we want to make life better for them. As a Field Care Manager, you’ll grow and develop in an exciting business that puts people at the centre of everything we do. Prestige Nursing & Care has provided home care for over 75 years and we have 30 local offices in England and Scotland. Our aim is to lead the care industry by providing high quality, personalised and specialist services to our clients.

Your role at Prestige:
We are looking for a dynamic and independent care professional with solid quality and standards experience and a flexible, can-do attitude to join the Bracknell Branch as their Field Care Manager.
As an integral part of the branch team this is a role with plenty of scope to contribute to the success of the business.
We offer a supportive working environment with lots of potential for learning and development and a friendly, agile and flexible working culture.

Reporting to the Branch Manager your role will include:

The role of Field Care Manager is to working under the direction of the Branch Manager, implement systems to ensure that a domiciliary care service is delivered meeting and exceeding legislative standards, and in accordance with company equal opportunities and health & safety policy.

The success of this role will be measured by:

  • Understanding the market sector and services/products that Prestige provides
  • Willingness to learn
  • Committed to delivering the service to the highest standard, ensuring compliance
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • The role will also build key internal and external customer relationships and have an extensive knowledge of current market conditions and trends.

Main Responsibilities:

This involves the following major responsibilities

  • To undertake domiciliary care risk and manual handling assessments on new clients/service users prior to the provision of a domiciliary care service (or within 2 working days in exceptional circumstances) with regard to the potential risks to service users and workers associated with delivering the package of care, and to ensure that the assessment is updated annually or following any significant change, whichever is sooner. For individuals who are self-funding, undertake a care needs assessment appropriate to the level of support requested including risk and manual handling assessment.
  • To maintain an effective system in consultation with the Care Planner and Branch Manager for quality assurance management based on the outcomes for service users, in which standards and indicators to be achieved are clearly defined and monitored on a continuous basis, ensuring that all service users and their carers are consulted about the care service including:
    • At least one quality monitoring telephone call to all service users quarterly to monitor the performance of care workers.
    • At least 4 spot checks annually on care workers attending client/service user domiciliary care assignments to monitor the performance of the care workers and the outcome of the care service.
    • Attend Social Services client reviews as required within service specifications.
  • To meet domiciliary care workers formally on a one to one basis for the purposes of direct supervision at least quarterly and keep written records on the content and outcome of each meeting. With the consent of a service user, at least one of these meetings to incorporate direct observation of the care worker providing care to the service user with whom they regularly work.
  • To meet domiciliary care workers annually to conduct an overall appraisal of their standard of performance identifying training and development needs and keeping written records of the content and outcome of each appraisal.
  • To facilitate quarterly team meetings for care workers and to prepare an agenda and maintain minutes from the meetings.
  • To manage a Team of Field Care Supervisors with daily duties
  • To assist the Care Planner and Branch Manager with the delivery of a carer assistants development and training programme to ensure members are able to fulfil and meet the changing needs of clients and service users.
  • To assist the Care Planner and Branch Manager within a recruitment programme to build capacity and ensure contingency within the service.
  • To participate in an on-call roster providing and co-coordinating cover for unplanned absence to maintain the service.
  • Act appropriately in emergency situations, reporting incidents whilst respecting client/service user’s sensitivity, privacy and confidentiality and respond to crisis situations effectively by summoning appropriate assistance e.g. GP/District Nurse/Emergency Services.
  • To apply good practice and report any/all suspicion of abuse of any kind in accordance with procedure and to understand and respect confidentiality and data protection policy within delivery of services.
  • To meet weekly compliance targets agreed with the Care Planner and Branch Manager and produce a weekly log of compliance activity.
  • Assist with the on-going review of service provision and change working methods in accordance with agreed strategy.
  • To undertake duties appropriate to the scope of the position as may be required from time to time.

General Responsibilities:

  • Occasionally support with the day-to-day responsibilities of the team when required
  • Be a champion for internal customer service
  • Do any other reasonable things your manager needs you to do

Key Attributes/Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

  • Experience of supervising/managing others
  • Smart and professional appearance.
  • Articulate with the ability to put across ideas succinctly and clearly (good communication skills)
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Holding a valid UK driving licence and access to a car is desirable, however other travel arrangements are possible and will be taken into consideration
  • Ability to work on own initiative – self-starter, able to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Good team player
  • Willingness to embrace change
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and diversity
  • Symmetry between personal and organisational values
  • Demonstrates the behaviours associated with Prestige Nursing & Care’s values

What we offer

  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave (includes Bank Holidays) increasing every year by 1 to the maximum of 33 days over 5 years’ service
  • An additional day off for your Birthday
  • Blue Light Card
  • Refer with the Care Friends mobile app and earn extra money
  • Cycle to Work scheme for our Head Office, Regional and Branch colleagues
  • Long Service Awards
  • Workplace Pension
  • Employee assistance programme (EAP) – confidential phone line and online support and resources available to you and your loved ones 24/7
  • A range of Family Friendly Benefits – designed to offer you more support, flexibility, and additional time off when you most need it.
  • Supportive working environment with ongoing learning and development opportunities.
  • A friendly, agile and flexible working culture

Please note:

In line with CQC & Care Inspectorate regulations, we require and will undertake Enhanced DBS/PVG, Right to Work, Reference and Employment History checks in line with Government guidelines for this role and safer recruitment best practice.

Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible, due to the nature of these important checks there may be extension to timelines.

All our clients are equally entitled to have their needs met in a safe, fair and balanced way. Prestige Nursing & Care colleagues are responsible for promoting Equal Opportunities for all and for challenging any behaviour or practice which discriminates against any client or colleague on the grounds of race, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, identity or any other perceived difference.

We reserve the right to close this position early.


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