Why work at
Priscilla Wakefield House
Our person-centered approach extends to the way we work with our team. We look for individuals with a natural empathy in caring for others and will provide our employees with the specialist training they need. We pride ourselves on offering all team members the help and support they need to achieve their personal goals. As well as fostering a culture of support, learning and development.
Every single team member – whatever their role – must work according to our values of compassion, respect, empowerment, support and trust. If this sounds like you, why not get in touch?
MEET A CARER
I was interviewed for a health care assistant job by the training manager who equally started off as a person with no experience in the sector like me. He believed in me and although I knew it was going to be a challenge having not worked in health and social care before I also knew it would bring me satisfaction knowing I had helped the most vulnerable in our society. Since being given the job over 1 year ago I’m still here and I thoroughly enjoy working with the clients and the team. I have been supported to achieve my QCF qualification in Health and Social Care for Adults and my Care Certificate. The knowledge I have gained means I am now equipped to support individuals better.current jobs
All members of our team are given a thorough induction and training in best practice dementia care, enabling them to embrace modern approaches to looking after individuals living with dementia. This includes face to face training on safeguarding, nutrition and handling.
As well as one week’s intensive training, all new staff are closely monitored and supported during their three month induction period, ensuring that they have the skills and support required to do the job to the best of their ability. All team members have a personalised career development plan. Put simply, this means they are offered guidance, support and training to ensure that they are able to progress their career and achieve relevant qualifications.
We strongly believe in professional development. In fact, in January 2019, two of our nurses joined a pioneering apprenticeship for Nursing Associates at Middlesex University. Currently employed as Trainee Nursing Associate Apprentices (TNAs), the programme will prepare them to meet national professional standards so that they will be fully qualified as Nursing Associates when they successfully complete the apprenticeship.
As a Registered Nurse at Priscilla Wakefield House, you’ll look after the physical, psychological and social needs of our residents to help us deliver the quality care they deserve.
We’ll look to you to create a safe and supportive environment for residents with range of physical and mental needs, whilst also relying on your professional judgement to make critical clinical decisions. You can expect a wide range of responsibilities, from developing tailored care plans to providing medicine safely and delivering excellence across everything you do. As a Registered Nurse you’ll have the autonomy to do things the right way – and be truly valued and respected for what you do.
You’ll need to have current NMC registration and a good knowledge of the most up-to-date clinical practices to join us as a Registered Nurse. Experience of producing well-developed care plans and detailed risk assessments is important too, as is an understanding of regulatory frameworks, including DoLs/MCA and Pharmaceutical guidelines. Dedicated and compassionate, you’ll pride yourself on your person-centred, thoughtful approach to nursing.
• The hourly rate starts from £18 per hour (depending on experience)
• 28 days holiday per year and a pension scheme.
All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application (DBS) and an active NMC pin.
Health Care Assistant
A Health Care Assistant is a world maker. They support individuals with activities of daily living.
Responsibilities and Duties:
They support individuals to have good well-being while assisting them with their personal care, washing and dressing, daily living activities, social activities and to promote living a fulfilled life.
Qualifications and Skills:
QCF Level 2 or above desirable (but not mandatory)
Having a compassionate heart and a love for caring and supporting vulnerable adults
· The hourly rate starts from £8.21 to £10 per hour depending on experience
· 28 days annual leave and a pension scheme
· Training provided
All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application (DBS)
Head of Headkeeping
Full Time, Permanent
Priscilla Wakefield House is a stunning yet comfortable purpose-built nursing-home in North London. Our home provide comfortable, safe and homely environments for all our residents.
We are looking to recruit a Head Housekeeper to join our highly trained and caring team, within a well-presented nursing home.
Hours: 08:00 am – 6pm
Duties & Responsibilities:
This role involves the following duties & responsibilities
- Main purpose of this role is to manage a team and to ensure we provide clean and safe environment for residents
- To be aware of safeguarding procedures and making sure these are adhered to at all times
- Conducting appraisals with a team, supervision
- Create and maintain cleaning regimes
- Maintain cleanliness of all floors and surfaces
- Remove rubbish in accordance with waste disposal policy
- Fully clean vacated rooms ready for new residents
- Clean and store domestic equipment correctly
- Observe and comply with Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Undertake laundry duties in the absence of laundry staff
- Stock checks and place orders
- Liaise with the suppliers
- Be aware of the homes’ policies and procedures
- Complete charts / documentation, where necessary
- Ensure correct handling and dilution of cleaning materials to C.O.S.H.H. standards.
The list of duties is not exhaustive, but outlines the main regular parts of the role. Other reasonable duties may be requested by home manager or senior members of staff.
What We Are Looking For:
- Experience in a Team leading role is desirable
- Previous experience is essential, all applicants must be reliable and have strong communication skills
- Successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure (DBS). If you already have an Enhanced Disclosure dated within the last 3 months and registered online there will be no need to pay for another
Working for Priscilla Wakefield House Nursing Home, as well as working as part of an experienced, friendly team, you can expect the following benefits
- Full in-house training programme
- Workplace pension
- 28 days annual leave
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
If this sounds like the role for you, then please send your up to date CV as soon as possible, as a high volume of response is expected for this role.
Priscilla Wakefield House is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, free from discrimination and harassment.
All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, are based on merit and business needs. Pricilla Wakefield House does not discriminate in employment based on age, disability, sex (including gender identity), race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, ,or any other non-merit factors.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Job Type:Full –time
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a Wellbeing Coordinator at Priscilla Wakefield House care home, you’ll deliver imaginative, fun and varied activities to ensure our residents can enjoy an environment that is motivational and fulfilling. We want to make sure each individual can pursue the interests they most enjoy and that means you’ll have a real impact on our residents’ lives. The Wellbeing Coordinator role involves helping us to deliver an entertainment and activities programme that covers a wide range of pastimes, social activities, outings and events. Put simply, you’ll help every resident to live as independently as possible and enhance their involvement with their family, friends and the local community.
You don’t need any specific experience to join us as a Wellbeing Coordinator, so you could come from any background. What’s important is that you have a sense of fun, creativity, and the ability to encourage and motivate others. You’ll also need to have that little extra something – a real interest in the people we support. Enthusiastic and empathetic, you’re someone who’ll really enjoy helping our residents to live their lives to the full. Bring us all of that, and you’ll have every opportunity to develop your skills further with a range of courses designed to build your confidence in every aspect of your role.
Your benefits would include:
- Free learning and development
- 28 days holidays
- Pension scheme
If you’d like to use your creativity and people skills in an organisation that provides the quality care you’d expect for your loved ones, this is a rewarding place to be.
Come and see us
We have an open door policy which means you are welcomre to visit at anytime.
You can call us on 0208 777 6666
if you have any questions or if you need further information