Healthcare Assistant at The Mount Care Home

Health Care Assistants

Days and Nights

at

The Mount Care Home

School Hill, Wargrave, Berkshire , RG10 8DY

Working Hours: Full TimePay Rate:  TBC, Closing Date: N/A

 

If you are the person who….

  • Looking for a rewarding role which makes a real difference to our residents’ lives
  • Genuinely interested in working in our fantastic care home
  • Kind, fun, enthusiastic
  • Willing to learn, to train and to develop your career in Care
  • Team player

… then please contact us, we would really like to discuss how your skills and our organisation can work together to make a fantastic partnership

Role and Responsibilities: To provide care for the Service Users under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager, trained nursing staff and senior care assistants; and to undertake other activities to assist in the running of the Home as required.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required:

Essential:  Genuine interest in working within a caring environment. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Team Player. A willingness to participate in vocational training programmes. Satisfactory police check and check against the DBS Adult first list (where applicable). A basic understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act and Infection Control.

Desirable: Previous experience of working in a care setting. Relevant Vocational Qualification (achieved or working towards). Evidence of having undertaken relevant training (i.e. lifting and handling, health and safety, food hygiene etc).

Rewarding our staff is important to us and so we provide a competitive salary and holiday package, company pension, a huge selection of employment enhancements through our company benefits scheme including Childcare Tax Relief, discounts in local restaurants, cinemas, stores and supermarkets and many more.

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Lashbrook House’s residents went back to the 1920’s for dance and exercise,  expressing  their dancing skills with Nicole. Hand movements were very popular. Nicole demonstrated the Charleston, she also explained about the costumes of the 1920’s and the dance routines. The residents were interested and didn’t want her to leave. Peggy Nutter who use to be a dancer at  Blackpool Tower Bell , was enthralled and couldn’t stop smiling. Sheila Mitchell commented  ‘ I adore dancing and would like to have like have been a dancer’.

Lashbrook House Care Home Enjoys The Ritz

Lashbrook was transformed into the Ritz Hotel. The Henley College Students, who are helping with events at Lashbrook, organised all the printing of scenes of the Ritz Hotel, which were placed around the dining room. Henley Cancer Research let me hire lots of hats, from them for the afternoon. This caused some excitement, as the residents could choose which hat they would like to wear for the afternoon. Roger our pianist was dressed in his correct attire for the occasion. Quite a few of the ladies looked admiringly, as  he played for two hours non stop. Delicate chocolates were served with the first cup of tea. Then everyone was served finely cut sandwiches, beautiful cakes and fresh fruit.  Rosie Brett was singing the whole time and making actions with her hands. Joan Lewis commented ‘it’s nice to go posh, we have never done this before’. The families remarked they were very appreciative of the hard work that went into this day. They said if was a lovely afternoon.

This was a real team effort yesterday everyone helped.

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Taz has been a welcome addition to our home.

He has such a calming influence and has helped reduce signs of stress, depression and anxiety in some of our residents. He provides comfort and unconditional love to them, their families and even the staff when times get tough. 

 We’ve found that Taz has been an incredible comfort to residents and families at the end of life stage. He has the amazing ability to sense when someone is poorly. One example of this is when he slept outside the door of a lady who had reached end of life, and even kept popping his head in around the door almost to check on the lady and her family throughout the nights. He did this up until the day she passed away. Taz also started sleeping in the room of another lady who was at the end of life stage, again staying in the room until she peacefully passed away. He brought great comfort to her family who even mentioned him in a thank you card for the staff!

 Many of our residents have previously had pets including cats and have missed having them around. Having Taz curled up on their lap, watching him stretched out in the sun, or even feeding him his meals has brought back a sense of reminiscence and normality.