Orchard Care Homes - St Helens Hall & Lodge - WA9
Hours - 38.5 hours per week
Salary - £28,000
If you are qualified to NVQ3 in Direct Care and have at over 3 years’ experience working in the care environment, we would like to hear from you.
Orchard at the Heart of the Community
Orchard Care Homes has been running and managing care homes across the UK for over a decade. Our mission: To be the positive choice for residents, their families and friends, healthcare professionals and staff.
Our person-centred approach to care relies on the dedication and passion of our Carers, who we expect to go the extra mile to improve the home experience and generate a relaxed and informal community within our homes.
What you’ll be doing
You will be supporting the Home Manager in the day to day running of the home, including the quality of care, ensuring legislation is adhered to and standards are maintained. You’ll provide effective handovers with Home/Deputy Managers and will be responsible for running team meetings.
Utilising your excellent communication and leadership skills, you’ll plan, monitor and deliver the highest standard of personalised care. You’ll be tasked with ensuring residents are treated with dignity and that individual’s rights to privacy, independence and choice are met.
Participating in the formulation and maintenance of individual care plans, you’ll administer medication as prescribed, keep accurate records for both and take responsibility for stock control and ordering of new supplies (liaising with GP’s where necessary). You’ll act as the Care Plan co-ordinator and ensure responsibilities are carried out in full, including the escorting of residents to appointments and outings.
Where you will be working
St Helen's Hall & Lodge offers focused care for older people in a homely environment, with the Hall providing 24-hour residential care to 38 residents, and the Lodge supporting with additional dementia care to 56 residents.
What you’ll need
You will be qualified to NVQ3 in Direct Care and have a minimum of 2 years experience working in the care environment.
Effective, confident communication and interpersonal skills are essential for developing good internal relationships with your team, residents and relatives. You’ll need to understand and comply with statutory and legal requirements such as Health and Safety, COSH and the Care Standards Act; as well as possessing sound knowledge in Infection Prevention and Control policies.
An attentive self-starter, you will be alert to residents physical and mental wellbeing so that you can escalate any key issues to the Home Manager/other parties in a timely manner.
As you will be handling residents’ personal finances, you’ll need to be confident in your numeric, budgeting and accountancy skills. You’ll undertake general care duties as needed and will maintain an adequate capacity of residents with the correct ratio of skilled staff, but it’s the attitude you can bring to Orchard Care Homes that we value most and we are looking for enthusiastic people to continue making Orchard a rewarding and enjoyable place to live and work.
What we offer in return
By choosing Orchard Care Homes you are joining a progressive and ambitious group of care homes. We are driven to provide the very best standards of care and quality within our homes, and to recruit the very best people to our company. As such we offer a competitive salary and range of benefits including;
Career development opportunities
Refer a friend scheme
Cost of DBS check paid for by the Company
Opportunity to become a specialist Champion
'Apply Now’ with your CV.
Job Type: Full-time
Bank or payment details should not be provided when applying for a job. reed.co.uk is not responsible for any external website content. All applications should be made via the 'Apply now' button.Report this job