St John’s

Aug / 2018

Utilising your excellent communication skills and ability to put others at ease, you’ll be tasked with delivering the highest standard of personalised care to residents, ensuring everyone is treated with dignity and that individual’s rights to privacy, independence and choice are

Following individual care plans, you will act as a key worker for a named group of residents and will participate in leisure activities as appropriate, including escorting residents to appointments and outings. Responsible for making, changing and tidying rooms, you will undertake general light cleaning duties to maintain a pleasant and welcoming environment, as well as helping to serve meals and give appropriate support to residents who need additional assistance.

Where you will be working

With good access to public transport and rail and road links, St John’s is a mid-size home providing experienced care for elderly residents with a wide range of complex needs, including dementia.

What you’ll need

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, COSHH 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 immediately report any changes in a resident’s condition to a senior person on duty.

Work towards NVQ2 in Direct Care as this must be completed within 12 months of taking up this position, 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.