The home employs a Manager, Deputy Manager, Senior Care Assistants, Care Assistants, Kitchen, Domestic, Maintenance and Administration staff. The nursing facility has the requisite complement of nursing staff, senior carers and care assistants to meet the differing needs and dependencies of residents.
The staff levels in the care home are based on the dependencies of residents and is tabulated on the basis of a recognised dependency tool. The staff allocated to support the residents will be chosen in order to match their skills with resident needs, and also to minimise travelling distances in order to support good time attendance. In addition to the direct support staff the Registered Manager supports the team in Management and Nursing Care. Staffing levels may be changed at the discretion of the Manager if there are particular needs. Care staff work on a Rota system which ensures that the service is staffed based on dependency and by the appropriate number and skill mix, including weekends and public holidays. New employees are inducted to National Training Organisation standards within 12 weeks of employment. We manage and train our employees with the aim that all of our carers are offered to achieve QCF level 2 in a short period of time. All other employees receive the training appropriate to their work, for example Food Hygiene for catering staff. All employees receive annual training in health and safety matters such as moving and handling, fire awareness and procedures, adult protection issues, mental capacity act, infection control, medication, first aid, GDPR and a range of other matters.
Staff are carefully selected and their background is rigorously checked and one should find them knowledgeable, professional and friendly. As a group, we are driven to provide the very best standards of care within our homes, and we strive to recruit quality professionals.
New carers are encouraged to complete the Care Certificate within 12 weeks of employment, and complete a Level 2 Diploma within 2 years of appointment. All other employees receive the training appropriate to their work. All employees receive annual training in health and safety matters such as moving and handling, fire awareness and action and a range of other areas.