HOW TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR FRONT-LINE STAFF AWARDS

2017 Categories: Front Line Staff 

Information about what the judges are looking for is below but you can download the Nomination form here and the Category information here

  1. Ancillary Support Worker
  2. Outstanding Volunteer Award
  3. Care Home Front Line Worker
  4. Dom Care Front Line Worker / Personal Assistant
  5. Supported Living Front Line Worker
  6. Day Services Front Line Worker
  7. Apprentice
  8. Nurse

NB: If you want your nominee to be the winner of the final accolade of the night please make sure you include information on how s/he has made a significant Contribution to both Health & Social Care during the 2016/2017 year on each category nomination form. The most obvious and brilliant Overall Contribution to Health & Social Care from all 23 category Finalists as decided by the nomination panel of judges will be the final accolade of the Award Ceremony night

1.    Ancillary Support Worker

 These roles can be overlooked yet they form an integral part of how care is delivered and without the dedication and support of ancillary workers service users’ lives would be significantly less comfortable. This category is open to all those who work within your organisation but who DO NOT fall within the care worker categories e.g. activity coordinators, administrative staff, domestic / housekeeping, chefs / cooks, gardeners, maintenance, drivers, general workers. This award will recognise an excellent, person centred service to clients, demonstrating dignity and respect through ancillary services. The following are some of the skills you may choose to use/name to demonstrate why you are nominating this person:

  • Individual or team who have displayed outstanding ability and excellence in delivering a highly essential ancillary service.
  • Understands and demonstrates treating each person as an individual.
  • Shows respect to clients and treats them with dignity.
  • Can demonstrate excellence in their job.
  • Uses initiative (example(s) must be given).
  • Takes special pride in their work.
  • Has received praise from clients.
  • Gives an excellent service to clients.
  • Is able to provide and give examples of an exceptional range of services.
  • Understands an individual’s needs for different activities and can explain why this is so important to their quality of life
  • Is able to demonstrate how clients and/or relatives/carers participate in the development of new activities.
  • Is aware of how to motivate people.
  • Inclusion for people with a range of mental and physical disabilities, e.g. music.
  • Gives examples of how they have succeeded where others have not.
  • Is innovative and passionate about their role and how they have achieved change.
  • Can demonstrate how they are supported by other staff where they work.

 

2.    Outstanding Volunteer Award

Volunteering has become a part of the fabric of many people’s lives, and the ideas, knowledge and expertise needed to keep the care industry moving forward would be impossible without the involvement of our volunteers. This category is open to those within your organisation who should be an unpaid person/carer/team and is not restricted to volunteers within a care setting. Therefore nominations are welcomed from voluntary, third sector organisations, charities, day centres, hospitals, etc. (this list is not exhaustive) for candidates who have demonstrated:

  • Exceptional commitment and dedication in their role as a volunteer.
  • Has exceeded expectations in that they went above and beyond their responsibilities of the volunteer position.

 

3.    The Care Home Front Line Worker

This award recognises the significant role of the care home worker in consistently providing a high quality standard of care for people living in residential care. The nomination will need to demonstrate to the judging panel how the skills of the nominee differ from those who work in a home care (i.e. domiciliary care) or supported living setting. Evidence of dedication, awareness of colleagues and career development through training will be important elements for the judges. The following are some of the skills you may choose to use/name to demonstrate why you are nominating this person:

  • Demonstrates excellence within their role.
  • Demonstrates how they treat each person as an individual by giving personalised care.
  • Helps people to be more independent wherever possible.
  • Respects people’s right to privacy.
  • Involves those in receipt of service and their relatives/carers when appropriate in the development of their care.
  • Is aware of their own personal development, and looks for opportunities for training courses of all types, reading guidance and good practice guides, using toolkits, shadowing, attending workshops and study days, using e-learning.
  • Uses initiative (example(s) must be given).
  • Adaptability, alertness and responsiveness to the people they care for will be looked for by the judges.

 

4.    The Domiciliary Care Front Line Worker and/or Personal Assistant

This award recognises the important role of the home care worker in consistently providing a high quality standard of care and support, for people living in their own homes. The nomination will need to demonstrate to the judging panel how the skills of the nominee differ from those who work in a supported living or residential care setting. Evidence of dedication, awareness of colleagues and career development through training will be important elements for the judges. NB: this award is also open to personal assistants. The following are some of the skills you may choose to use/name to demonstrate why you are nominating this person:

  • Demonstrates excellence within their role.
  • Understands and demonstrate how they treat each person as an individual by giving personalised care.
  • Helps people to be more independent wherever possible.
  • Respect people’s right to privacy.
  • Involves those in receipt of service and their relatives/carers when appropriate in the development of their care.
  • Is aware of their own personal development, and looks for opportunities for training courses of all types, reading guidance and good practice guides, using toolkits, shadowing, attending workshops and study days, using e-learning.
  • Has examples of putting in extra effort for clients – ‘going the extra mile’.
  • Is aware of personal development and looks for opportunities to absorb knowledge and skills. For example: training courses of all types, reading guidance and good practice guides, using toolkits, shadowing, attending workshops and study days, using e-learning.
  • Uses initiative (example(s) must be given).
  • Adaptability, alertness and responsiveness to the people they care for will be looked for by the judges

 

5.    The Supported Living Front Line Worker

This award recognises the significant role of the supported living worker in consistently providing a high quality standard of care for people living in a supported living environment. The nomination will need to demonstrate to the judging panel how the skills of the nominee differ from those who work in a residential or home care (i.e. domiciliary care) setting. Evidence of dedication, awareness of colleagues and career development through training will be important elements for the judges. The following are some of the skills you may choose to use/name to demonstrate why you are nominating this person:

  • Demonstrates excellence within their role.
  • Understands and demonstrates how they treat each person as an individual by giving personalised care.
  • Helps people to be more independent wherever possible.
  • Respects people’s right to privacy.
  • Involves those in receipt of service and their relatives/carers when appropriate in the development of their care.
  • Is aware of their own personal development, and looks for opportunities for training courses of all types, reading guidance and good practice guides, using toolkits, shadowing, attending workshops and study days, using e-learning.

 

 6.    Day Services Front Line Worker

This award recognises the different role of the day services worker. Often workers only see their service users infrequently as some attend the day support venue one or two days a week or only come to the centre when certain kind of support is needed (bathing etc). Nevertheless these workers consistently provide a high quality standard of care for those people and may even prevent or delay admission to a more formal full time care setting. The nomination will need to demonstrate to the judging panel how the skills of the nominee differ from those who work in a residential or home care (i.e. domiciliary care) setting. Evidence of dedication, awareness of colleagues and career development through training will be important elements for the judges. The following are some of the skills you may choose to use/name to demonstrate why you are nominating this person:

  • Understands and demonstrates how they treat each person as an individual by giving personalised care.
  • Help people to be more independent wherever possible
  • Prevent/delays more formal full time care being needed.
  • Respects people’s right to privacy.
  • Involves those in receipt of service and their relatives/carers when appropriate in the development of their care package.
  • Is aware of their own personal development, and looks for opportunities for training courses of all types, reading guidance and good practice guides, using toolkits, shadowing, attending workshops and study days, using e-learning.

 

7.    New: Apprentice

This award recognises the range of skills that apprentices have to demonstrate to achieve their award and is looking for those apprentices who clearly understand the principles and show excellent application in transferring those skills into the workplace:

  • Communication skills: adapts their style to work effectively with service users, colleagues and families.
  • Personal development: Is aware of their own personal development, and looks for opportunities to apply their learning at work
  • Duty of care / Health and safety: demonstrates understanding of the principles and applies them effectively
  • Handling information: completes documentation clearly and appropriately
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection: understands these principles and works within them

 

8.    New: Nurse

 This award recognises the essential role of the nurse in Nursing Home environments. The nomination will need to demonstrate to the judging panel how the skills of the nominee make a real difference to the lives of service users and also materially support members of staff in their roles. The following are some of the skills you may choose to use/name to demonstrate why you are nominating this person:

  • Demonstrates complete nursing competence and knowledge.
  • Contributes to health and wellbeing generally within the home.
  • Demonstrates how they treat each person as an individual by giving personalised care and liaise with other staff members to ensure health and wellbeing is enhanced.
  • Helps people to look after their own health where appropriate, helping them make appropriate choices.
  • Respects people’s right to privacy.
  • Is aware of their own personal development, and looks for opportunities for keeping their knowledge and skills up to date.
  • Uses initiative (example(s) must be given).
  • Adaptability, alertness and responsiveness to the people they care for will be looked for by the judges.