Could You Work in Children’s Residential Services?

Do you have a background in Children’s Residential Services? Is your background in working with children? Have you worked in the Care Services Industry before? Are you QCF level 3 qualified in Children and Young People Care (formerly NVQ level 3)? Are you looking for a new, challenging career?

Lavoro Care are looking to recruit new workers to their Children’s ServicesYoung Girl : Children's Care Worker & Young person : LavoroCare : Health & Social Care Agency : Jobs Teams across Cheshire, Merseyside, Wirral, Lancashire and Stoke. They are urgently looking for recruits in North Wales, Flint and Denbighshire, Wrexham and Oswestry.

Could you work in Children’s Residential Services? Or if you’re looking for a change, then contact Lavoro Care now.

Children’s Residential Services provide support and protection for vulnerable children and youths. Many young people struggle with their general wellbeing, health, education and social existence, often due to external influences beyond Girl on phone with ripped jeans : LavoroCare supply Children's Care Workers : Health & Social Care Agency : Jobsthe child’s control. These Young People (YP’s) will have their specific needs assessed and a support package will be put in place. In most cases a Child or Youth Worker will work with the YP, offering support, direction and protection as identified in the support package required.

Residential Child Care Workers (RCWS), have an incredibly varied role and can Crying sad child : LavoroCare supply Children's Care Workers : Health & Social Care Agency : Jobsoften work in challenging environments, often where the individuals have been removed from their homes and are placed into care. An RCWS will be based in homes, specifically for children that cannot live with their own family. This provides a safe environment that allows the children to grow, learn and develop in a caring environment, detailed by a specific Care Plan.

Boy playing in the leaves : Having fun childhood : LavoroCare supply Children's Care Workers : Health & Social Care Agency : JobsLavoro Care are looking to recruit new Residential Child Care Workers to join their team, as they are a specialist Health and Social Care agency, supplying trained Workers to Children’s Residential Services across the region. There is a high demand for RCWS and recruitment is taking place now to meet this demand.

To meet the specific demands of the roles, Lavoro Care are looking to recruit people with the following qualities:

  • Experienced Children’s Residential Services Workers/Care Workers looking for a new challenge
  • Minimum 6 months paid experience in the Health and Social Care industry
  • Qualified Children’s Services workers (QCF level, Level 5 Leadership and Management)
  • Applicants over the age of 22 years-old
  • Available for overnight stays

Applicants may be subject to Disclosure and Baring Service Checks (DBS)

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Lavoro Care take exceptional care in recruiting and matching the RCWS with the Young People and will ensure that appropriate, suitable and specific training is provided before placement. With an excellent administration and support team, Lavoro Care “do care” and continually strive to be ahead of and set the standards in our sector.

If you would like a new opportunity in Children’s Residential Services, or would like to meet the team to discuss your options, then please make contact and send us your CV.

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A new career as a Support Worker

Are you an experienced Care Worker? Are you looking for an even more rewarding job? Do you want to develop your skills and learn new ones? We are looking to recruit new Support Workers for our business based in Liverpool and Wirral, with posts available across the North West and Merseyside. If you would like a new career as a Support Worker, then contact us at Lavoro Care now.

Lavoro Care supplying Support Workers to Care Agencies throughout the Northwest of England. Childrens & Adult Services : Wirral : Merseyside : North WalesSupport Workers carry out an incredibly rewarding role in the community. They are positioned to help and support vulnerable, adult individuals with learning difficulties and other complex needs. They provide care to help them live as independently as possible. Duties can vary significantly, depending upon the needs and requirements of the Service Users, ultimately helping them to live comfortably wherever they are.

Support Workers usually work to a care plan that is created by a social worker or care manager and the workers input and feedback is a vital part of the Service Users development. Wherever possible we aim to provide familiar and consistent support to everyone, leading to mutual trust and understanding. The work can either take place in a residential care home, in Supported Living Homes or within Community Educational Centres.

Lavoro Care are looking to recruit new Support Workers as we are a specialist Health and Social Care agency, supplying trained Support Workers to Adult Care Services across the region. Demand for Support Workers is high and we need to recruit team members to meet this demand.

To maintain our high standards and expectations, we like to recruit people with the following:

  • Experienced Support/Care Workers looking for a new challenge
  • Experience in the Health and Social Care industry
  • Qualified Health and Social Care workers
  • Students studying or with relevant qualifications, preferably with placement experience

Lavoro Care take pride in recruiting and matching the correct Support Worker with Service Users and will ensure that suitable, specific training is supplied. With an excellent administration and support team, Lavoro Care are different because “we do care” and continually strive to be ahead and set the standards in our sector.

If you would like a new career as a Support Worker, or would like to meet the team to discuss your options, then please make contact and send us your CV.

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Telephone          0151 691 4935

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4 ways of building trust with the person that you help

It does not take long to build trust with a person that you are helping and for this reason, it sometimes gets forgotten in the hustle and bustle of attending to everything else. However, it can make a world of difference and will certainly do a lot to build a positive relationship between the two of you.

When you connect with the person that you help in the right way, trust follows. Just spending a few minutes each time you visit totally focused on the person and not the chores of the day will build rapport and the person that you help will love the fact that you are not trying to rush them.

Here are just 4 ways of building trust that you will find very useful:

  1. Talk with them, not at them – involve them in what you are doing and tell them gently rather than dictate to them what you will do. Encourage them to talk to you. At the same time, you need to make a habit of listening carefully, looking at them when you are talking.
  2. Ask them about things they like doing – don’t just focus on tasks but take time out to ask them about their hobbies, family and any other interests they may have. This will lessen anxiety and put them at ease.
  3. Get to understand their version of the world – find out what is important to them and see if you can find shared interests. If you can get to understand them then their affinity with you will follow; finding out about their past will help to plan their future.
  4. Empathise with their emotions – think about how they are feeling. When they understand that you are listening to them and empathising, an air of positivity will ensue and good communication will follow.

No two people are the same, but treating the person you help as a whole person, made up of physical and spiritual, as well as psychological traits, will break down barriers. The end result will be an upsurge in communication so that they know that they are communicating with a person that they can trust.

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A care worker’s quick guide to being organised

Whether you have been operating as a care worker for quite some time or are relatively new to the job, there are always things that you can do to make yourself better organised. Just as with any other career, doing things right from day one will stand you in good stead for moving forward in a positive direction, inspiring confidence in those around you.

Here is our quick guide to being well organised:

  • Prepare in advance before visiting a new person – study their case notes. Make sure you know how to get to their address. Do they have mobility issues i.e. Can they open the door? Do they have any hospital appointments on the day? What has been their attitude to previous care workers? Knowing all of this will save you time, add a professional edge and not cause confusion for either of you.
  • Treat their home with respect – just as you would like visitors to treat your home, act in the same way. If they are able to get to the door, wait for them to invite you in. Don’t walk through rooms with dirty shoes on. If they have pets, be ready to greet them in advance. If they will be sleeping when you arrive, wake them up gently.
  • Notice anything you need to report – how does the person you are looking after seem in themselves? Are they comfortable and alert or do they seem unduly sick or worried? If you have visited them before and there are major changes occurring, make a note to record them in the notes or alert the office to take action.
  • Do what you can to make their life easier – even if they don’t ask for it, check if they would like a hot or cold drink. Are they able to turn the TV or radio on or off? Is the remote control close at hand? Do they need you to attend to any special tasks whilst you are with them? If they have pets, do they seem well fed and cared for?

Most of the time, being well organised is about planning in advance, thinking ahead and being proactive. By doing this, you will always be alert to concerns or problems and your role as a care worker will be much easier to carry out.

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4 ways to make the person that you help feel comfortable with you

As a carer, we frequently see the people that we help at their most fragile and often in a defenceless condition. Added to this, they may be feeling nervous, scared, embarrassed or just plain bad tempered. When this happens, we need to be ready to make them feel comfortable with us in order that they will open up, tell us how they are feeling and make it easier for us to care for them.

By make a few small changes to the way that you deal with them, you can make each one of these people feel much happier and contented, knowing that you are enjoying your job of looking after them.

Try out these 4 ways of ensuring their positive welfare and ability to feel relaxed and comfortable with you:

Remember they are just like you

We are all human; sometimes we get tired of being old or ill and just want to feel recognised as a person. Call them by name, hold their hand when talking to them and always give good eye contact. This way you will build a natural connection that will provide them with a feeling of trust and recognition.

Give them some control

They may have previously felt empowered, taking care of a home and family and never feeling vulnerable or not in control. Now they may feel that you have all of the control and they have none. This feeling of helplessness can be physically and emotionally draining. To prevent this, involve them in decision making and choices; always keep them in the picture.

Help take away their fear

Being ill or old can be very frightening; who knows what lies ahead or what fears will need to be faced? Employment, family, money; all of these things may now lie in disarray and they may feel unable to restore order or any sense of normality to their life. Remain calm and composed and re-assure them that you will help them with all that you can, taking care of them and reducing their fears.

Show respect at all times

Ask them if it is OK to use their first name and preserve their dignity and self-respect, even when you are having to carry out gruelling tasks. Always be polite and patient and treat them as you would wish to be looked after yourself. Show them that you are always on their side, will do your best to be there for them and will work hard to care for them in the best way possible.

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3 effective ways of introducing yourself to a new person that you help


As a care worker or support worker, be a good listener, friendly and personableIn your role as a care worker, you are sure to meet many new people that you need to help look after. Whilst some of them may welcome you immediately, others may be a little reticent when it comes to accepting you as someone who will be involved in their close personal care. If you are not too sure about how to introduce yourself to a new person that you will be assisting, here are 3 effective ways that are sure to help:


Be upbeat and positive

By being utterly professional and very positive, you will give of an air of warmth and happiness that will have an effect upon your new person very quickly. They will be attracted to your positive nature and begin to put their trust in you. It is essential that you do not only rely on the spoken word when it comes to communication but think about your body language, tone of voice and general demeanour. Focus on being calm, understanding, compassionate, well informed and organised. Your ability to remain this way even during problematic periods will help build a strong relationship between you.

Be friendly and personal

Whilst you need to retain an air of professionalism, building rapport between you will be easier if you treat your relationship as a personal one rather than a formal type of doctor-patient scenario. Talk to them about yourself as this will encourage them to open up about themselves. Chat about your family, pets, holidays, TV programmes and generally anything that will gain their interest.

Be a good listener

Whilst introducing yourself in the right way is essential, you must not forget to ask essential questions such as those appertaining to their lifestyle, health, personal situation, medications and anything else that relates to your ability to care for them. As well as chatting with them, be a good listener too; sometimes the people you are looking after may be lonely and want to talk. Allow them to voice any problems and always treat them with respect.

Do all of these things and you will find that introducing yourself to new people is no longer the hurdle it used to be.

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What no-one tells you about being a care worker

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Being a care worker can be the most rewarding job in the world, even if demanding at times. But if you are new to care working, what can you expect the job to be like?

Do you like early mornings? If so, this will help as you may need to assist the person you help with getting out of bed, washed and dressed. Preparing and supervising them taking the correct medication can also be a vital task.

How are you at cooking? We are talking simple meals as you may need to prepare breakfast, lunch, make hot and cold drinks and generally make sure that the person you are there to help is comfortable and not hungry. Hot meals may be delivered by a door-to-door service so you will need to adapt to fit in with this.

Do you have experience of personal care? Trips to the toilet and bathroom and getting the person bathed and into their nightwear is a regular occurrence. Be prepared to help in any way possible to assist with their daily routine; if they have limited movement, then you need to know the right way to lift and support them.

Travelling between the people you help. Depending upon your contract, you may use your own transport to do this or a company vehicle. Make sure you know where you are going and if you have a Sat. Nav., all the better!

Understand and read Personal Care Plans. Each person you help will have a Personal Care Plan that details their needs and how they are to be met. When you are introduced to a new person, make sure that you take the time to study this before you start looking after them. This way, errors will be avoided and you will know exactly what you should be doing.

Never feel alone. You may be working solo a lot of the time but don’t feel alone; other care workers within your team will be carrying out the same job and you should keep in touch with the office regularly. By getting to know the people you help, you will find that gradually problems become easier to deal with as you understand them fully and build productive person-care worker relationships.

Your role as a care worker is a very special one; you are helping others every day and they will welcome the assistance. By enjoying what you do, you will soon realise that you would not exchange your job for any other.

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My job as a care worker and why I love it

Working as a care worker can be one of the most rewarding jobs ever. When you are working with a professional agency who take care of their staff and support you, then it is the sort of role that you can turn into a real vocation. The best agencies are those who help you with difficulties and provide you with quality tools to do the job.

Care work is very rewarding

As for why I love my job, there are several reasons:

I love meeting new people

Even the most challenging of people you help can be wonderful once you get to know them and they begin to trust you. If they have been unfortunate in the past when working with other care agencies, they may be on their guard at first, worried about letting a new person come into their home and do the essentials. I always begin by being as nice as I can, being patient if they are confused and working to get them to communicate with me. By maintaining a positive and professional attitude, it pays dividends.

I don’t get phased when attending to personal care

By using the appropriate gloves, aprons, disinfectants and cleansers, this becomes routine after a while. By being down to earth, chatty, friendly and even showing a sense of humour, even the most difficult of tasks can be tackled easily and without any embarrassment on the part of the person you’re helping. Just like a nurse or doctor, adhering to a skilful and well-trained approach can work wonders.

I look forward to seeing the people I help

Once we get to know each other and we build rapport and a relationship, the routine becomes smooth and the communication between us is something that I look forward to. By being gentle, even-tempered and empathic, the person I help begins to relate to me, sharing their stories, worries and any concerns. By being able to help them, the rewards are incalculable.

If you like being with people, caring for them and becoming an essential part of their life, then being a care worker is an amazing career to get into.

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3 ways to keep your motivation high

Keep your motivation high as a care worker

How motivated are you? In your role as a care worker, do you look forward to coming to work each day? Do you feel appreciated and well rewarded? If you have never taken the time to ask yourself these kinds of questions, it is always a good idea to take some time out and do so.

At times your job can be incredibly demanding, difficult and intense as mostly you will be working one-to-one with your designated person. Motivation can be external but you also need to ensure that you are keeping yourself motivated. Your employer nor the people you assist want to get to know and value you, only to find that you have decided to move on to something else.

Here are 3 things that will enable you to have a better experience, a more valuable career and a great reason to want to be doing what you do:

  1. Be empowered – you are accountable to your employer and have to look after the people you help to the best of your ability – do this by setting your own high standards and managing your time your way; your employer will not be looking to micromanage you so use this as an incentive and make the job your own. The more you put in, the more you will get back.
  1. Keep growing – don’t let your position stagnate. Be constantly on the lookout for opportunities for growth such as training courses and project involvement. A lot of training may be free of charge so don’t miss out. You will benefit greatly ,as will your employer ,as your skills will increase.
  1. Communicate with your employer – always keep in touch with your base. The more you know about what is going on at the main hub, the more informed you will be. If you are unsure of anything, ask for a one-to-one session. By mutually supporting each other, you will never feel as if you are going it alone and your employer will be delighted by your strength of commitment.

Motivation is a great empowerer and by taking charge of your own life and your career, you will soon begin to reap the benefits.

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5 habits of a successful care worker

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Whether you have just started your career as a care worker or you want to brush up on your skills, there are always helpful tips that will enable you to be more successful.

In terms of success, this can be measured in terms of your love of the job and the feeling of accomplishment that you get at the end of every day. Also, it can be viewed in terms of how happy and well cared for the people you help are and how much they look forward to your visits.

With this in mind, here are a few helpful habits that you may wish to put to good use:

Interact – not only will this make your job far more enjoyable but the people you assist will get to know you, relating to you more easily. As they relax in your care and become more communicative, you will find out more about them and their needs and wants so looking after them will naturally become more instinctive. Your role as a care giver will become less problematic and you will feel closer to those you are looking after.

  • Treat with respect – at times, the people you assist may be difficult, demanding and even unpredictable but if you can keep your head and treat them respectfully no matter what, your role will be appreciated by them and they will realise that you are a calm, professional and caring person. This creates a win-win situation so that when difficulties do occur, they are more easily overcome and the relationship returns to normal more quickly.
  • Be patient – you may be a naturally patient person or you may need to learn this quality. However, inherent or not, being self-aware and showing sensitivity and good judgement when dealing with people will result in empathy. Being able to put yourself in their shoes and imagine how they and their families feel enables to treat them in the best way. If they struggle due to disability or ill health or just old age, take the time to treat them as you would anyone else and never be controlling.
  • Think long term – most people don’t like change so when you begin to work with people as their care giver, think long term. Both they and their family will feel far more secure and happier if they know that you are going to be the key person looking after them for a good length of time; already in a delicate position, people can easily be upset at the thought of their care worker changing for any reason.
  • Remember that you are caring for people – like any other career, being a care worker is a job and it earns you money but more than any other role, your services are crucially in demand when you are looking after someone else. No matter their age or condition, when you come into their life you have the ability to change it for the better, so always work your hardest to do so.

It can be a real privilege to hold such an important role in the lives of others. The more person-centred you are, the more your role as a care giver will reward you, enabling you to be a successful care worker that loves what they do.

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