Care Quality (South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands)
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Care and Dementia Advisor to join the organisation.
This is a home based role with regular travel to a number of Anchor locations.
Location: Central (South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands)
Contracted hours: 37.5 per week
Contract type: Permanent
The Care and Dementia Advisor will ensure consistent compliance and excellent standards within Anchor's operations of care and dementia, encompassing continuous improvement, sustained support and on-going learning/coaching to operational colleagues. The post holder will work closely with the business and its needs by being visible across region/district.
Reporting into the National Care Quality Manager, responsibilities will include:
- A role model, promoting the Anchor culture and behaviours to drive delivery
- Ensuring compliance with internal procedures and external regulatory requirements and legislation
- Coaching and supporting Business Managers and Care Managers to drive improvements in person centred care and dementia delivery
- To provide expertise around care and dementia and to partner the regional Operations management team (more specifically District Managers and location managers)
- The Care & Dementia Advisor will be allocated a primary area they cover. However the post requires flexibility in number of services and regional cover as allocated from time to time by the National Care Quality Manager.
Required knowledge & experience:
- Able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with dementia.
- NVQ level 4 and above, or qualified by relevant experience.
- Experience of running a Care Home
- Coaching and supporting improvements in care and dementia delivery
- Able to come up with sustainable solutions for work related issues.
- Strong communication and engagement skills, with the ability to facilitate solutions along with the operations management team.
- Up to date knowledge of best practice in care and dementia.
- Detailed knowledge of the Health & Social Act 2008 and Health & Social Care Act 2012
- And relevant regulations, Nursing & Midwifery Council, Qualification Credit Framework and Health & Care Professions Council Standards
- Health and Safety legislation
- Understanding of buildings and maintenance
- Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults - local and national policies
- Data protection and confidentiality
- Broad range of home management skills and knowledge
- Excellent communication skills - written and verbal in one to one and group settings
- Stakeholder management - building and maintaining relationships
- Working on own and using initiative
- Influencing and personal impact
- Project management
- Able to effectively assess risks when decision making
- Able to analyse issues and view situations from different perspectives
- Able to identify new and sustainable solutions to work related issues, using fresh approaches
- Able to question and constructively challenge
Recruitment Agencies please note that we do not recognise speculative CVs, should you submit a speculative CV we will assume the candidate as our own.
Please note the application closing date may change if we receive a high volume of applications.
As an Anchor colleague working from home, you’ll have access to a wide range of great communications and networking technologies. You’ll find that working from home is no barrier to being part of a close knit team and our friendly collaborative culture.
As England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, we’re able to negotiate great deals and benefits for our people. Here are just a few of the things you’ll get when you work with Anchor.
Exclusive discounts on high-street shopping
20% off mobile phone contracts
Cashback on dental and medical expenses
25% off Private Healthcare