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Do you have a compassionate heart and want to make a difference to someone’s life in your job?

We can help you develop your care career with Sunshine Care.  We are a truly specialist live in care agency that provides both short and long assignments

We have new placements coming up every day and are always looking for more caring and compassionate people to join our team. We will provide all the live in care job training and support you need.

Our live-in care jobs will provide you with excellent pay and great benefits.  You will be able to travel to different places and to spend time with family or friends between your live in care assignments.

Tel: 0800 234 3520

There is a huge range of live in care job opportunities open to you.

There are entry routes available for people of all ages and all levels of experience. The most important qualities you need are an interest in people and a respect for what makes them special.

Developing Our Live in Care Staff

Sunshine Care is committed to offering development and learning opportunities to increase your competence in your live in care jobs.

No matter where you start within our organisation, you will have access to extra training and be given every opportunity to progress within the organisation.

You will receive an annual personal development review and development plan to support your career progression and you will be encouraged to extend your range of skills and knowledge and take on new responsibilities to fulfil your job role and increase your specialist skills.

There are different levels of qualification suitable for every stage of your career.

Care Certificate Induction Training
This covers routine tasks and develops basic knowledge and understanding.

NVQ Level 2
qualifications recognise the ability to perform varied tasks with some guidance or supervision and enable you to gain a good knowledge and understanding.

NVQ Level 3
is for those who work on their own initiative, planning and organising their own work and supervising others, for example, a senior care assistant or mentor.

NVQ Care Level  4
is for experienced practitioners and managers who carry out complex and non-routine tasks.

NVQ Level 5 – Leadership and Management
and above involves personal autonomy and significant responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of resources.

Recruitment and Retention

The effective implementation of induction in social care is a major factor in the delivery of high-quality care and support. This is achieved, in Sunshine Care, by ensuring that staff achieve acceptable levels of competence to practice and show commitment to practices that value diversity, reablement and empowerment.

All staff in Sunshine Care, including students and agency staff, attend our four-day Skills for Care Induction Training before they are allowed to work in the community or in residential care.

Sunshine Care has a legal responsibility to ensure that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. Equality of opportunity is an integral part of the recruitment and selection process; and to further this objective, we offer training and encouragement to any under-represented groups.

Job advertisements may state that the employer encourages applications from those groups that are under-represented in the organisation.

The Equality Act, October 2010, offers protection to groups who were protected by previous equality legislation, for example on grounds of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

It extends some protections to groups not previously covered, and also strengthens particular aspects of equality law.

Interviews and Selection

Our selection process is about finding the right person with the right skills, attitude and commitment for the job. This selection process involves a series of activities, which collect relevant evidence and then use criteria to identify the respective strengths and weaknesses of the individuals concerned.

We narrow down the numbers of applicants until the strongest candidates are identified.

The concluding part of the selection process is the provisional offer of employment, pending the outcome of the Induction Training week and various checks and references. As well as references from previous employment, there are statutory checks that are essential when a candidate’s suitability for employment is to be confirmed.

Performance Management

To manage performance effectively we recognise the importance of engaging our staff in these supervision processes.

At Sunshine Care we use performance management to realise our potential against performance targets; to deliver high-quality services; and to identify opportunities for improvement, change and innovation. These systems are designed to get the best out of people in the workplace, and to deliver the best for people who use our services.

Our performance management is not only about achieving targets; it also emphasises the core social care values of respect; locating people who use services at the centre of the care services. Approached in this way, performance management promotes excellence in service delivery and results in a more highly motivated and involved workforce.This is key to staff retention.

We view theCare Quality Commission inspection processes as opportunities for improving performance and services, rather than experiences of scrutiny to be feared.

The involvement of people who use our services is a key feature of our performance management framework.

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