Category: Recruitment

New Year, New Career!

New Year, New Career!

Are you interested in a career in care or looking to progress? We would like to hear from you! We have some exciting new job opportunities which may interest you.

Our Mission is:

  • To provide the best care for our residents
  • To invest in our staff and enable them to reach their career aspirations
  • To grow as a business ensuring quality is always upheld

Values – Are you Committed:

  • Love what we do and why we do it
  • and full of energy
  • To celebrate success and make life enjoyable and fun for all

Do you have Ambition:

  • Seek new ideas and other points of views and adapt where suitable
  • To invest in our staff and encourage lifelong learning
  • To be part of the communities in which we live

Can you be Responsible:

  • Be genuine and true to self
  • Take ownership and always be responsible

Let’s embrace and…

  • Treat all people with respect and kindness
  • Provide a home from home environment filled with laughter and love
  • Recognise each individual, their wishes, preferences and ensure their life is still their choice

We have some exciting job opportunities available across our Devon Homes, in Paignton, Denbury (Nr Newton Abbot), Moretonhampstead and Plympton. We are looking to recruit Senior & Care Assistants, Domestic & Kitchen Assistants, Mealtime Assistants and a Registered Manager to join our multi-disciplinary team and share our passion for putting the needs and well-being of our residents first by providing exceptional personalised care.

Flexible shifts to suit you. Training & qualifications for all staff.

Experience is not essential, we welcome those wishing to begin a career in care and help you become qualified.

Once enrolled with us, you will begin a 12 week induction which forms the care certificate. Once completed you will receive a certificate of completion.

Above National Living Wage salary. Flexible Shifts to suit everyone. Any offer of employment is subject to a current DBS and two references.

If you are interested in applying please call 01392 346442 for more details of the opportunities available. Or visit our Indeed Career Page and apply here https://www.indeedjobs.com/peninsula-care-homes/_hl/en_GB

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Guest Blog: Cornerways RM Debbie Flynn shares her career experience in the care industry.

Guest Blog: Cornerways RM Debbie Flynn shares her career experience in the care industry.

Have you thought about a career in care?  Our Manager of Cornerways, Debbie shares her journey as she progressed within Cornerways.

I had worked in retail and then an office based environment for many years and did not think I would be able to have a career in the care industry.

I had previously helped look after my grandad and I thought I could do a better job than the carers that we were paying were doing.

They were asking him if he wanted to do things instead of encouraging him, for example do you want a shave and not getting the hot soapy water and shaving things to prompt him.  As he was of the generation where he did not want to bother anyone and he would just say no I`m fine.

I was totally frustrated by this experience as we were paying for an hour of care a day and they were with him for less than 10 minutes.  It was this insight into the care industry that became my inspiration to make a change and a difference.

I stopped the carers we were paying for and supported the rest of the family to look after him properly.  After losing my Grandad I thought I would love to do this for a job, so I applied to Cornerways for a care assistant`s job.  I applied because I had a lot of common sense and the ability to communicate and listen which I feel are the main skills required as it is not rocket science.

The opportunities were available for me to progress quickly as I had the determination and focus.  I achieved my NVQ`s in social care, which led me to become a senior carer then team leader.  In June 2014 I was offered the position of Manager and accepted.

Since becoming manager I have continued my learning.  I still remember my Grandad and take special care of all my residents to ensure they have the care they deserve.

We are always looking for individuals who wish to start or progress their careers in the care industry.  As a company we offer a lot of training but you need to have the compassion and willingness to make the difference.

Peninsula Care Homes Celebrates National Careers Week

Peninsula Care Homes Celebrates National Careers Week

Recruitment in the care sector is at an all-time low, this is a particular challenge for Peninsula Care Homes due to the remote location of some of our Devon based Homes.

We want to allay the rumours that the general public have about careers in care and promote the roles, ‘working in care is immensely fun, sometimes challenging, but always rewarding and enjoyable!’

At Peninsula we believe that every one of our staff plays a key role in providing outstanding care. We want our staff to perform to their best.  Staff are genuinely kind and compassionate and often go the extra mile to provide residents with excellent, high quality care.  We support residents based on their individual needs and strive to maintain the best possible quality of life in a home from home environment.

We find out as much as possible about each of our residents; who would have known that John has visited twelve Countries, Margaret has met the Queen three times and that Cyril was a mountaineer… residents relish the opportunity to share stories and staff love listening to them.

If you are a tactile person, many of our residents still enjoy human touch, cuddles, kisses and hand holding are free of charge and can change the way someone is feeling in an instance.

In return we provide a wide range of training delivered in-house or using outside providers, senior staff are encouraged to mentor junior staff and all our managers have an open door policy.  Staff attend seminars and conferences based around the ever changing culture in care.  Staff recently experienced the Virtual Dementia Tour, which provided an excellent insight into what living with dementia may be like.

It is possible to have a career in care, we have had staff commence as Carers, progress to Senior Carers, Team Leaders and eventually become Registered Managers.  Other roles include our Activity Co-ordinators who provide entertainment for physical and mental stimulation as well as general well-being.  Residents often rekindle hobbies and interests that they may not have done for 50 years…  Our Cooks prepare good quality home cooked food and are encouraged to interact with residents to find out the likes and dislikes.  Domestic and laundry teams have a huge part to play, chatting to residents as they go about their daily routines. Admin staff, maintenance staff, kitchen assistants to name a few.

Working hours are flexible too, you can do a 6 hour or 12 hour shift, therefore you could work three 12 hour shifts and have a four day weekend!

In summing up, our residents are never lonely and neither are our staff.  If you have ever thought about a career in care, what’s stopping you?

For further information please contact:

Dianne Gregory, Business Manager, Peninsula Care Homes Ltd

Email: di@peninsulacarehomes.co.uk

www.peninsulacarehomes.co.uk