Care Assistant based at Maple Leaf, Ripley

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2018-03-31 Care Homes Job Title: Care Assistant based at Maple Leaf, Ripley

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Carer / Care Assistant / Care Support Worker

Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018

Job Location: Ripley , Derbyshire

Salary: £8.56 8.56 per hour

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Methodist Homes

Job Reference: REQ003779


Available Hours:

Permanent - Full Time - 33 hours per week (2 Week rota)

You will be responsible for supporting older people to live their daily lives to the full, assisting with their physical and personal needs to enhance each individual's well-being.

We are looking for people who are flexible in their approach and sensitive to the needs of residents, therefore, you must enjoy the company of older people and work well as part of a team. Previous experience is desirable but the right approach and willingness to undertake full training is more important.

Please note that interviews may take place prior to the advert closing as and when suitable applications are received. If a suitable candidate is appointed the role may close early, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application.

Maple Leaf House is a purpose-built nursing home for people with dementia, opened by MHA in 2003. It is located on the edge of Ripley, some 12 miles north of Derby by way of Denby and its famous pottery. Maple Leaf House was built using a groundbreaking design based on contemporary research in how best to assist people with dementia. The home is decorated in warm pastel shades with corridor carpets being one continuous colour and breaks are avoided to prevent confusion.

The doors to bathrooms and toilets have signs so that the different facilities can be recognised and used. Communal areas are easily viewable in order to encourage entry and are designed to be reminiscent of domestic homes, helping to create a sense of familiarity and contentment. Maple Leaf is also one of the homes in which MHA has developed a sensory garden. Raised flower beds, plants and water features give opportunities to help create a sense of calm and to stimulate reminiscence through scents, touch and vision.

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