Another internal promotion...
At Oxford House we are always encouraging our carers to develop their skills and knowledge through personal development. We promote the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship scheme, this helps staff to become more efficient and effective when performing their duties at work and creates better job prospects for those looking to progress further in the company.
A recent example is the promotion of our senior carer, Monika Jalota. Monika has recently been promoted to Evening Field Care Supervisor, where she will have the responsibilities of supporting the team of carers and clients whilst on shift in the evenings. Monika will be there to help with all client and carer concerns, including medication queries. Monika will be able to carry out carer supervisions and client reviews if needed.
Monika recently completed her Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Adult Care. I spoke to Monika and asked her to comment on her recent success.
Congratulations Monika on your recent promotion, please can you tell me about your journey with Oxford House over the last 7 ½ years.
Thank you. I was an accountant before working in care. That time my husband was not well and I was looking for a part time job, which was near my house with flexibility. Then I found Oxford House Community Care on the internet. My initial decision was to join this company just temporarily. I then joined as a Carer and I started to love this job as I found a sense of comfort working amongst the service users. That is when I decided to start working full time at this job and made up my mind to study this field further and to expand my knowledge in this field. Thanks to my boss Tony and my manager Donna, I was given a lot of support and opportunities to complete various NVQ Levels in Health and Social Care alongside my first promotion as a Senior Carer.
What are you looking forward to in your new role and what support have you received from Oxford House to help you get to this position?
The promotion from a Carer to a Senior Carer and now a Field Care Supervisor, was all possible because of my hard work and the immense support from my seniors. I am really looking forward to the new challenges my new role will give me as I will be able to handle the administrative side of this role too and will also be able to have the ability handle a team on a daily basis. Furthermore, I want to find out more about the service users, about their needs and likes and dislikes through which I can achieve their trust even more. My seniors have always supported me since the beginning and have always acknowledged my hard work hence why I am at this position now. Whenever I needed any help, they were always just an email or phone call away and also gave me advice wherever necessary which was very helpful for me.
What are the best things about working in care and what makes Oxford House a good employer?
The best things about working in care will always be the people. At the end of a tiring shift, you will always have that satisfaction of putting a smile on the service users face and for taking care of them. You will sometimes have good days and sometimes bad days - yet the support from your colleagues and seniors will always lift you up at this company and I don’t regret my decision of becoming full time with Oxford House Community Care. Oxford House will always put you first, and this is what makes them a good employer.
If you would like to join a valued team of carers, receive job satisfaction and career progression, please get in contact today on 01753 645112 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.oxfordhousecare.com