Meet The Team
After qualifying as an Occupational Therapist, I worked with a variety of customer groups including working age adults and older adults within the area of acute mental health. As an Occupational Therapist, I take a holistic approach to both mental and physical wellbeing, with an emphasis on promoting independence, and enabling and empowering individuals to achieve their full potential, whilst respecting their values, dignity and freedom of choice at all times.
I am passionate about delivering the highest standards of professional domiciliary care to the vibrant community of Brighton and Hove, enabling individuals who choose to remain living independently in their own homes.
I started with a degree in psychology which led to a career looking after children with learning difficulties and severe autism. This then progressed to working for many years with people in their older years with mental health issues particularly specialising in supporting people who had dementia as well as supporting and advising their families. There were lots of facets to the job but I thrived in helping them to remain at home when they so wished by assessing their personal needs and arranging for suitable support to be put in place to enable that to happen.
I am passionate about seeing people who wish to be cared for, and supported to continue to live in their own homes, are enabled to do so with competent caring staff who are able to ensure that everyone is looked after as an individual.
Caremark as a company ensures that those people who wish to stay in their own homes get to do this by being looked after by caring, competent, well trained staff and I am proud one of the managing directors of this company.
Phil is a very experienced manager with a wealth of knowledge, skills and practice. He has managed various teams within the council; including community, residential and supported living services as well as more recently working in third sector services. He brings a vast array of experience, training and practical application to this role.
As a result of his 21 years within the care sector he has developed a holistic approach to supporting customers in order to elicit the best outcomes for them.
He is dedicated to bringing the best out of his staff in order to ensure that our customers receive the highest possible standard of care; but also to promote the idea of career development in dedicated staff.
Phil is really excited to have joined the award-winning Caremark network, as well as being given the opportunity to lead a progressive and dynamic team in delivering excellent care and support to our customers.
Field Care Supervisor
A field care supervisors role ensures that the standard of care delivered is of the highest quality and they also ensures that the team is well supported and working in a cohesive manner. They works alongside care assistants to make sure they are working well and support them with any training needs they may have. They are also the first port of call for customers wishing to make changes to their care package or to have a review.
Kayleigh: “I have worked in healthcare for 16 years and am driven by a passion to provide the best possible standard of person centred care to all of our customers, and support to everyone we reach. It is imperative we have a strong, supportive working team in order to ensure the customers receive the support they need and deserve, and my role places me front and centre of that. Our team takes great pride in all of the work that we do, and all that we have helped our customers achieve.
By supporting and encouraging our staff to reach their full potential, it allows them to fully immerse themselves their role and to see the impact they have on our customers directly. “
The Care Coordinator role is a pivotal one in the company, taking charge of all admin and ensuring the roster for customers runs smoothly. Tara will often be the first person that you speak to when you phone in, dealing with customers and care assistants directly. She is the friendly voice on the phone and the person who deals with the emails. Tara coordinates the needs of customers and care assistants alike ensuring that you get your choices and needs met wherever possible.
Tara: “Providing structure, continuity and opportunities for staff and customers is paramount for my role. Building and maintaining professional, supportive relationships that enhance daily living and enhance both mental and physical welfare is important to me and creates a job satisfaction like no other.
Domiciliary care is pivotal and should always be provided with a person centred approach. I am passionate about streamlining, ensuring a high excellence of care is provided in the most effective and efficient manor. “
The role of the office administrator is to assist the care coordinator with all aspects of running the office. Tara plays a pivotal role in ensuring paperwork is correct and up-to-date, she is a friendly voice on the end of the phone and assist staff and customers alike with their needs. She plays a crucial role in recruitment of new staff and will often be the first person they speak to. She works alongside both our Field Care Supervisor and Care Coordinator to make sure there is a smooth running of the office.
Senior Care Assistant
Jo: “I love my job because everyday is different. I’ve met some truly amazing people. It’s great to know that I can make a difference to people’s lives for the better. I can’t help but smile when I go to work and see our customers and my colleagues. I finally feel like I’ve found my calling in life and just wish I had found Caremark sooner.”
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