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New Year, New Career?

New Year, New Career?

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?

Contact us today via Facebook, Twitter, http://www.peninsulacarehomes.co.uk or email enquiries@peninsulacarehomes.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

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PCH wishes you a Happy New Year

PCH wishes you a Happy New Year

We hope that you have enjoyed your Christmas celebrations, meeting up with family and friends, finished the turkey, unwrapped all the presents and for many seeking out bargains in the sales.

The next event is New Year.  Most people like to see in the New Year, either at a party with friends or watching the fireworks on television as each time zone from Sydney to London welcomes in the New Year.  It is also a time when we reflect on the past and perhaps make resolutions for the year ahead. We hope that your resolution is to make a wish and then make it happen.

So, from all at Peninsula Care homes we wish you a very Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas from PCH

Merry Christmas from PCH

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas.  Christmas for many is a magical time.  Christmas carols, gift exchanges and family feasts are just some of the enduring traditions that make the season one of the world’s favourite holidays.  It’s a time to reflect on happy memories of family gatherings, and festive cheer.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each of our staff for their continued dedication to providing outstanding care and ensuring our homes run well.  All of them will be juggling their own celebrations with their work and we thank them for this.

Whilst Christmas for most is a magical time it is also a time to reflect on life as it was, perhaps remembering those that are no longer with us or families that we cannot visit due to distance or other circumstances.  It is a time to think about those less fortunate than ourselves.

All of us at Peninsula Care Homes would like to wish our residents, their families and our staff a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Looking back at 2017

Looking back at 2017

As 2017 draws to a close it’s a great time to stop and reflect on the year. Our homes have been busy through the year providing exceptional care and creating magical moments.

Our dedicated staff have joined residents and families in a number of fundraising events. These have included the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk, Macmillan Coffee Morning, Moretonhampstead Carnival, Rowcrofts Colour Run and Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day.

Our social calendars have been filled with awareness celebrations including National Curry Week, Knitting Week, National Care Home Open Day, Denbury Flower & Produce Show and Plymouth in Bloom.

Our staff have continued their professional development with courses including fire awareness, first aid, end of life, pain management, Parkinson’s, wound care, safeguarding, food hygiene, care and diabetes. Many staff experienced The Virtual Dementia Tour: an eye opening experience which is medically and scientifically proven to be the closest experience that we can give a person with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like.

Reflecting on the year brings back so many fond memories of individuals, parties and events. We can’t possibly mention them all but hope you’ll find the time to reflect on 2017.

We look forward to 2018

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!