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2018-01-04 Care Homes Job Title: Carer

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Carer / Care Assistant / Care Support Worker

Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017

Job Location: Cheltenham , Gloucestershire

Salary: per hour £7.60 - £8.90 per hour

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: OSJCT Recruiter

Job Reference: 4640/40731


Orchard House - Bishops Cleeve PAY: £7.60 + 30p enhancement for QCF/NVQ qualifications Full time and Part time hours available  

FOR PEOPLE WHO SHARE OUR PASSION FOR CARE How many of us can say that we make a real difference to peoples’ lives whilst continuing a diverse and rewarding career? If you are passionate about providing quality care in a care home setting, come and join our caring team at The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT).  

What we can offer you:   As an important member of our team we will ensure you have all the training, support and tools required to be successful in your new role. We can also offer benefits such as:   * Company pension scheme * Life Assurance * Paid breaks * Comprehensive induction * Ongoing training in care * Training in specialism such as dementia * Cost of DBS check * “My Reward” giving you discount on shopping, holidays, cinema, dining, days out and much more! * Refer a friend to the Trust rewards £1000 for nurse referrals and £500 for care assistants.

What your day will look like:   When you are part of our team your daily routine will be as varied as the needs of the people you are looking after. It will be important that you know what makes a difference to them and what makes them smile. We need you to be responsible for their emotional and physical wellbeing and play an active part in encouraging their participation in occupational and meaningful activities. As part of the team you will also assist residents with personal care such as washing, dressing, personal hygiene and being part of their mealtime experience.   Delivering the highest standard of care, promoting independence and dignity while ensuring all records are accurate and up to date, and full training will be given to achieve these standards.

Who we are:   The Orders of St John Care Trust is one of the largest not for profit care providers in the UK, delivering excellent specialist nursing and residential care tailored to meet our 4,000 residents’ individual needs across four counties.   We are a charity with the benefit of being a large employer, who can support you with your professional development and reward you accordingly. Our focus is on our residents, not our profit. So, you get to work in a friendly, inclusive, welcoming home with the benefits you deserve whilst being able to give our residents the time, attention and care they deserve.  

The Home   Orchard House accommodates 50 residents, some of whom have complex nursing needs. The home is located within the heart of Bishops Cleeve and the nearby Cheltenham town can be accessed easily by bus. You will be joining an established team of nurses, carers and ancillary employees, some of whom have worked with us for 10 years or more. The team itself is supplemented by a group of volunteers who are very actively involved in delivering support to residents. You will enjoy the homely atmosphere of Orchard House where we promote friendly interactions between residents and employees.

Who you are: You will have excellent communication skills and enjoy being part of a dedicated team. Working in a person-centred way showing compassion, empathy and a willingness to undertake all aspects of care and social activities to meet the needs of our residents.   Your desire to develop a career in care is more important that experience as training will be given.   This is your opportunity to make a real difference in not only our residents lives but also their families and community.

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