We are looking for a carer to join our team at our residential care home near Exmouth, East Devon.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. To support service users who require your support with washing, dressing and toileting, continence care.
  2. To support service users with limited mobility or physical disabilities.
  3. To care for service users who are unwell in providing bed care where needed.
  4. Participate in social events and in house activities and community activities.
  5. Support service users who are end of life care.
  6. To respond to the call bell system and answering the front door to visitors, answer the telephone as needed.
  7. To make visitors feel welcome offering them beverages and support should they require this.
  8. To read and write reports, daily notes and attend training sessions/meetings when required.
  9. To make and change beds, tidy rooms and general cleaning tasks to include toilet and commode cleaning as required.
  10. To support service users with toileting requirements as needed.
  11. To support service users with nutrition and hydration requirements as needed.
  12. To deliver meals and clean away afterward.
  13. To make safe any area of risk and report immediately, cleaning up spills to avoid risk.
  14. To report any concerns or general feedback to the senior team.
  15. To carry out tasks which occur which may be required according to senior team need as well as service user requirements.

We require a care assistant to work at our friendly nursing & residential home in Fareham. Varied shifts available which can be discussed at interview. Experience preferred. Have a scan through and read about our employee benefits below. We look forward to hearing from you!

SCOPE OF THE POST

  • As a care assistant, you will work with vulnerable adults to help them live their lives to the full wherever they are able. It is the ultimate “people job” – you will build solid relationships and trust with the vulnerable service users, sometimes in challenging situations.
  • Your daily routine will be as varied as the needs of the service users you are supporting. You will support them to wash, dress, undress, continence care, feeding, hydrating, oral care, hair care, nail care and emotional support and stimulation, including participating in activities and community support where required.
  • You will often be the first to alert senior staff of service users’ health problems and you will be liaising with these and other professionals to work out the right care plan for your service users.
  • A care assistant plays a major role in creating a happy and caring environment adopting a totally flexible approach and attitude to the challenges of the post.
  • You will support service users with dignity, empathy and respect and you will promote independence, inclusion and stimulation at all times.

We are looking for a cook / kitchen assistant to join our excellent kitchen team at our 44 bed Nursing home in Poole. The successful applicant will work half their hours as a cook and the other half as kitchen assistant to our Head Chef.

DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • The planning, preparation, cooking and serving of meals with due regard to the current food hygiene regulations and the provision of well balanced, nutritious and varied menus.
  • The ordering of food and checking of items received. Dating of frozen or refrigerated stock.
  • The issuing of stores and day to day stock control, ensuring correct stock rotation.
  • To liaised with suppliers with regard to ordering and purchasing of quality produces.
  • To liaise with suppliers and ensure value for money.
  • To provide a selection of foods for choice by residents.
  • To provide special diets as required.
  • Ensuring fridge and freezer temperatures are recorded daily.
  • Regular reviews of menus in conjunction with the manager.
  • Responsibility for cleaning of all utensils and the preparation of meals, ensuring the kitchen is left tidy and clean at the end of each shift.
  • Ensuring the cleaning programme is adhered to and is regularly reviewed.
  • To supervise kitchen staff (when working as cook) and report the manager of any problems.
  • Ensure effective participation in training programmes and fire drills.
  • Responsibility for ensuring the correct use and care of kitchen equipment in line with Health & Safety guidelines.
  • Report any defects in equipment immediately.
  • Report any concerns immediately.
  • Staff who work long days are entitled to a meal and the cook should ensure that this is available.
  • Responsibility for the cleaning of the staff fridge on a weekly basis.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay with the opportunity to increase this through training and development
  • Free meals
  • Free uniforms
  • Paid breaks
  • Special bank holiday pay rates on major bank holidays
  • Flexible working times to accommodate childcare
  • Learning & Development – free training (you are paid to attend training) and personalised training plans
  • Recognition Rewards – e.g. employee of the month
  • Friend referral reward scheme
  • Parties & Events
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Refund on your DBS check after 6 months of service

Last Monday a farmer from Cornwall brought us 8 duck eggs and by Tuesday 8 tiny (and very cute!) little ducklings had arrived, in perfect time for Easter! 5 of the ducklings hatched successfully and the other 3 had to be helped along. Pop in and say hello to our new feathery friends!

       

To find out more about the Firs Residential Home please visit our webpage HERE or our Facebook page HERE.

 

We are looking for a volunteer to help us during lunchtime at our beautiful residential home in East Devon, The Firs. The role is from 11.45am – 2pm, 5 days a week (or as many days as you can manage) and will mainly consist of:

  • helping our residents to eat their meals
  • assisting with serving/clearing away lunch
  • supporting the activities co-ordinator with after lunch activities

This is ideal for someone looking to gain experience in care or someone who has some time to give back to their local community. The role also has scope to turn into a full time care assistant role, if the candidate wishes to pursue this path. We look forward to hearing from you 🙂

We are looking for a senior carer to join our lovely team at our award winning residential home in Portchester, Hampshire, working Saturday & Sunday nights. Applicants must have a good level of experience in elderly care and preferably have achieved their NVQ 3. We look forward to receiving your application.

Scope of the post:

  • To care for the service users to a very high standard, ensuring that the service users right to privacy, dignity, consideration, respect, choice and inclusion are paramount at all times. To provide a personal service to service users regarding their personal care needs.
  • To provide or support all service users to meet their daily needs with respect to physical, social, emotional and psychological well-being.
  • To support trained staff in the planning and delivering of personal care, to ensure that all documentation relating to such care is required by the legislation for CQC is maintained accurately through reporting / documenting.
  • To actively participate in all mandatory training within the home and such other training is deemed relevant to the well-being of the home, this being in accordance with legislation and regulations laid down by appropriate authorities.
  • Checking equipment such as bed rails and bumper pads.
  • Ensuring delegates are completed and recorded.
  • Courteously and promptly.
  • To support with induction of new care staff that at all times care delivery is in accordance with the care plan for each person.
  • To be involved in care plan updates. To understand the function of a care plan and ensure they are followed. To accurately record weights as required for the person and MUST scoring is adhered to.
  • To be accountable for record keeping and reporting, to ensure that all records are completed before leaving shift.
  • To be able to respond in an emergency in a clam and sensitive manner.

We are looking for a Senior Carer to join our team at Willow Bank House, in Worcestershire. Leadership skills and care experience are required. Experience with dementia preferred.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To care for the service users to a very high standard, ensuring that the service users right to privacy, dignity, consideration, respect, choice and inclusion and choice are paramount at all times. To provide a personal service to service users regarding their personal care needs.
  2. To provide or support all service users to meet their daily needs with respect to physical, social, emotional and psychological well-being.
  3. Provide support and attention when needed, assuring service users retain their comfort and dignity, privacy and choice and inclusion.
  4. To enable service users with swallowing difficulties or co-ordination problems to take nourishment. To understand the importance of fluid balance ensuring all service users have an acceptable fluid intake.
  5. To support trained staff in the planning and delivering of personal care, to ensure that all documentation relating to such care as required by the legislation for CQC is maintained accurately through reporting/documenting.
  6. To actively participate in all mandatory training within the home and such other training as is deemed relevant to the well-being of the home, this being in accordance with legislation and regulations laid down by appropriate authorities.
  7. To support service users with recreational, diversional and therapeutic activities, wither individually or within a group as required by the individual.
  8. To be aware of Health & Safety issues, with regard to you, other members of staff and service users. Each person has a duty of care to themselves and others. Any equipment should not be used without proper recognized training. It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that appropriate protection is used when managing bodily fluids and other waste deemed hazardous to health. Personal protective equipment will be supplied by the owners. To understand the principles of infection control – being able to dispose of infected materials safely.
  9. Report any concerns or issues to the person in charge and document in the communication book.
  10. To support trained staff with the training and development of less experienced /new members of staff
  • Checking equipment such as bed rails and bumper pads.
    • Ensuring delegated chores are completed and recorded.
    • To collate and provide weekly continence reports if needed.
    • To monitor and control stock of incontinence aids and fax through the order as required.
    • To promote and manage continence issues.
    • Support with monitoring new staff and work through induction with them.
    • Monitor new staff performance; give feedback to Home Manager & Deputy Manager.
  1. To answer the telephone in an appropriate and polite manner and to document and relay accurate messages should the need arise.
  2. To welcome visitors and other outside agencies courteously and promptly.
  3. To support with induction of new care staff ensuring that at all times care delivery is in accordance with the care plan for each person.
  4. To be involved in care plan updates. To understand the function of a care plan and ensure they are followed. To accurately record weights as required for the person and MUST scoring is adhered to.
  5. To be accountable for record keeping and reporting, to ensure that all records are completed before leaving shift.
  6. To promote the best interests of the home both in and out of work.
  7. To at all times maintain service user and staff and home confidentiality.
  8. To be able to respond in an emergency in a clam and sensitive manner.
  9. To at all times behave in a manner that is caring and professional when managing service users, their families and relevant others including Health Professionals and colleagues.
  10. To carry out any other duties as deemed necessary by the Management team in the interests of the service users and are relevant at the time.

The residents at the Orchards Residential Home in Wroughton, near Swindon, have created a beautiful display ahead of Easter in their pottery class. Clay daffodils, Easter eggs and Easter bunnies all make up this stunning Easter basket – well done everyone! Happy Easter!

We have a couple of upcoming events next week – please join us if you are around!

 

11th April: Easter Holy Communion Service – 2pm in the lounge

 

13th April: Easter Raffle Draw

Prizes: Easter Eggs & Flowers
Donations would be greatly received
Draw on Thursday 13 April at 2.30 pm
All proceeds will go to the Residents Fund

 

Join us on 19th April at Willow Bank House for our Easter show, ‘In My Easter Bonnet’ by Partytime Productions, starting at 11am with tea and cake provided.