Careers in adults' residential care

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about making a difference.


About us

Our story

Our story

Our residential care homes help adults to live full and independent lives, by providing support and personal care to meet their individual needs. Our staff work with our residents, consulting them on every aspect of the support they require.

People are helped to be as self-managing as possible in all aspects of daily living and assisted to reduce behaviours that may challenge. We are also registered with the Commission for Social Care Inspection, so we are able to provide personal care.

We aim to support our residents to a high standard to enable them to achieve, to the best of their ability and their potential, with particular regard to their emotional and practical needs and to contribute to their personal development. We also aim to maximise their life experiences, enabling them to exercise their rights and choice, thus empowering them to become valued and respected citizens within the community.

We believe that adults with care and support needs should have the best opportunity to lead healthy and independent lives.

We focus on:

  • increasing people’s independence and supporting them to help themselves
  • supporting people in a way that works for them
  • making sure that people have choice and control over the way they live their lives, the support they receive and the services they use
  • keeping people safe from abuse and neglect.

Our homes

Ball Tree Croft

Ball Tree Croft

Registered for a maximum of 20 service users.

Specialist care categories:

  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Autism/ASD
  • Down Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Hearing impairment and deafness
  • Speech impairment
  • Visual impairment.

Hammonds

Hammonds

Registered for a maximum of 20 service users.

Specialist care categories:

  • Dementia
  • Learning disability
  • Mental health condition
  • Old age
  • Physical disability
  • Sensory impairment
  • Younger adults.

Hobbs Field

Hobbs Field

Registered for a maximum of 15 service users.

Specialist care categories:

  • Dementia
  • Learning disability
  • Old age
  • Sensory impairment
  • Younger adults.

Marjorie Cobby House

Marjorie Cobby House

Registered for a maximum of 34 service users.

Specialist care categories:

  • Old age
  • Physical disability
  • Sensory impairment
  • Younger adults.

New Tyne

New Tyne

Registered for a maximum of 20 service users.

Specialist care categories:

  • Dementia
  • Mental health condition
  • Old age
  • Physical disability
  • Sensory impairment
  • Younger adults.

Stanhope Lodge

Stanhope Lodge

Registered for a maximum of 28 service users.

Specialist care categories:

  • Dementia
  • Eating disorders
  • Learning disability
  • Old age
  • Physical disability
  • Sensory impairment
  • Younger adults.

Tozer House

Tozer House

Registered for a maximum of 15 service users.

Specialist care categories:

  • Dementia
  • Learning disability
  • Old age
  • Younger adults.

Why work for us

Roles and pay

Roles and pay

We have a diverse range of direct care roles within our Adults’ Residential Care Homes.

All roles involve working in teams on a rota basis, which are planned in advance.

The salaries below show what you can expect:

  • Registered Manager - £40,876-£43,857
  • Assistant Manager - £32,910-£35,745
  • Senior Support Worker - £25,991-£28,672
  • Support Worker - £18,562-£20,493
  • Night Support Worker - £18,562-£20,493

Additional allowances may apply to all the above roles.

Professional development and career progression

Professional development and career progression

We are committed to supporting your professional progression within our care roles and we offer a career with:

  • a clear training pathway to develop and promote talent and standards of practice and provide opportunities to progress at each level of the organisation
  • at least 20 days training in your first year of joining us
  • a clear career path of progression from unqualified to senior qualified within two to three years
  • Support and funding for NVQ Level 2-3 in Adults Care (mandatory requirement for all care roles, including Residential Night Care Workers) and further support and funding for more senior roles up to Level 5
  • opportunities to increase your experience and skills and develop your career by working in our different homes.

For all other roles, a training and development plan will be put in place, tailored to your experience and aspirations.

Benefits

Benefits

We offer an attractive package that includes:

  • an excellent local government pension scheme
  • annual leave of up to 29 days
  • flexible working opportunities.

For more details, visit our rewards and benefits page.


About you

We are always looking for people to join our service who display the right attitudes and skills to be able to work with our adult residence, such as the following:

  • Able to build relationships with people and ensure the views of our residents are heard and that their needs are met.
  • Able to organise/prioritise work, co-ordinate a variety of tasks in a clear and logical way and meet agreed deadlines.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to provide clear and concise specialist advice and guidance to our residents.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills in order to interpret written material and create written reports.
  • Ability to undertake any necessary financial requests for our residents.
  • Ability to assess situations and recognise the need to report situations to managers.

Apply

We have both permanent and casual opportunities available.

All roles will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

More information on other requirements for specific roles is available in our job adverts.

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