Head of Care - Residential

  • The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Headington, UK
  • 05 Jan, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Townsend House is a 45 bedded Care Home situated in Headington, Oxfordshire. The home offers residential, early-stage dementia and respite car in a comfortable, homely setting. We’re rated 9.7/10 by Carehome.co.uk and Good by the Care Quality Commission. ABOUT THE ROLE Are you an experienced Head of Care, with the passion to make a difference? Can you lead a team of people to deliver outstanding care to our residents, whilst encouraging them to always do their best? As Head of Care, you’ll support the Home Manager with the management of the Home to ensure that the highest standards of care are delivered and maintained at all times. You’ll carry out initial assessments of potential residents, produce individual care plans and support both residents and their families through the process. Leading a team of carers, you’ll be responsible for rota planning, employee recruitment and both induction and mandatory training, ensuring that the needs of our residents are  recognised, assessed and met where possible. You’ll also monitor and manage individual employee performance to ensure standards are upheld, addressing any issues as they arise through the appropriate channels. In return we’ll provide opportunities for career development and training to support your personal growth, all delivered in a nurturing, engaging and rewarding environment. ABOUT YOU You’ll have previous management experience in elderly care with an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care and be willing to work towards Management Diploma Level 4 or 5 (or equivalent). You’ll have excellent communication skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively and will be committed to promoting and developing the highest standards of care. You’ll be a positive role model with a natural ability to get along with others. A supportive leader, you’ll motivate your team to deliver the best possible care to our residents at all times. AND IN RETURN The Trust is a great place to work; we’ve been providing care for almost 1,000 years and we’re currently the second largest not-for-profit provider in the UK. Not-for-profit means that we reinvest every penny we make into our residents, colleagues and the care homes we live and work in. Therefore, we offer a great range of benefits, including a competitive salary, training and development. Alongside keeping our colleagues safe with PPE, daily testing and comfort in knowing all your colleagues will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19  (in line with government legislation; please do not continue with this application if you have not received all doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination, clinically exempt or under 18 years of age).  Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a valued member of our team: * 30 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) * A Company pension * Life assurance * Free uniform * Free DBS * Access to our Employee Assistance Programme * “My Rewards” programme, offering you discounts on shopping, days out, restaurants and much more If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the highest quality of care for our residents as a Head of Care within our care homes, then you could be the next to join us. So, apply and get your career started with us today. OSJCT provide full PPE for all our services, along with clear protocols for its use, alongside weekly PCR tests and daily Lateral Flow tests. We are also following the government’s guidelines around our colleagues working in only one care home to limit the spread of infection from one healthcare workplace to another as well as ensuring all our employees have both doses of the COVID vaccine.