Dementia Care Jobs in Rugby, Warwickshire.

Pinnacle Care has several full and part time positions available in our specialist dementia care homes, at locations across Rugby, Warwickshire. We are looking for dedicated individuals with a professional attitude and that special caring quality that sets them apart from the rest. We also offer increased rates for qualified staff, and those working less sociable afternoon and evening shifts.

All our staff receive as standard:

  • A full and free learning and development package.
  • Paid training.
  • Paid breaks.
  • 5.6 weeks’ annual leave.
  • Enrolment on Company pension scheme.
  • Meals and refreshments while on shift.
  • Monthly wellbeing incentives, treats and prizes.
  • Free staff transport to Wolston Grange.

Please browse our job roles. You can apply via email – please send your CV and the role you are applying for to mitchell@pinnaclecare.co.uk to begin the application process. Thank you for your interest.

Job roles:

    • Care Assistant (Days) – £9.70ph
    • Care Assistant (Nights) – £10.00ph
    • Mental Health Care Assistant (Days) – £9.70ph
    • Mental Health Care Assistant (Nights) – £10.00ph
    • Junior Carer – £6.35ph
    • Shift Leader – £10.20ph
    • Chef – £9.60ph
    • Cleaner – £9.60ph
    • Maintenance Assistant – £9.80ph
    • Gardener – £9.50ph

Learning and Development

Pinnacle Care’s employees play a crucial role in ensuring we maintain our high standards of care. We strive to ensure that all employees are provided with the training they require to perform their duties effectively at all stages of employment and promote professional development.

The Health and Social Care sector is constantly benefiting from new research, new developments policies and guidelines and we have a dedicated Learning and Development Manager who along with other members of the Head Office team monitor and review this regularly.

The Learning and Development Manager works with the Registered Manager at each home to identify staff learning and development needs, facilitates and co-ordinates essential training and the outsourcing of any specialist courses.  She also offers and provides support where needed with Quality Assurance, Performance Review and Supervision for all staff. This ensures that staff develop to their full potential.

We have a number of staff who have been with the company for many years and we have supported their development to assist them in advancing their roles. Two of our current Registered Managers joined Pinnacle Care as care assistants.

 

Quote from a CQC inspection relating to staff learning and development:

Elmhurst Assisted Living and Care Facilities Inspection report 07 June 2019

Staff skills, knowledge and experience

    • Staff were skilled, competent and suitably trained to meet people’s needs effectively. Newly recruited staff followed a formal induction programme and were required to undertake training when they commenced employment and work with existing and experienced staff members to gain an understanding of their role.
    • Staff were positive about the standard of the training and told us training gave them the knowledge and skills to support people according to their individual needs. The registered manager ensured staff received specific training tailored to meet people’s individual needs, such as epilepsy awareness. A health professional provided positive feedback and told us the registered manager had ensured staff had received training tailored towards one person’s needs, which helped staff support the person to improve their wellbeing.
    • Staff told us they received supervision and feedback on their performance from their manager. One member of care staff told us, “The manager is encouraging me to develop and learn new things.”

Induction

All new staff undertake an induction programme which is relevant to their role and experience. On your first day you will have a skills audit completed which will determine the level of induction required. Your progress will be monitored by your mentor who will also assist you in completing your induction and accessing the training that you require. All care staff complete the Care Certificate within their first 3 to 6 months of employment.

The following is an example of our initial induction programme of blended online and practical workshops:

Day 1

Monday

09:00am to 12:30pm

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to Care Certificate
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Safety

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • First Aid Knowledge
  • First Aid Practical

Day 2

Tuesday

09:00am to 12:30pm

  • Dementia

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • Food Hygiene
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Malnutrition

Day 3

Wednesday

09:00am to 12:30pm

  • Safeguarding
  • Infection Control
  • Mental Health Awareness

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • Equal Opportunities
  • Assisting & Moving Individuals/Inanimate objects

Day 4

Thursday

09:00am to 12:30pm

  • Falls
  • Person-Centred Care

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • MCA & DOLS
  • Reconciliation of all induction courses

RQF Diplomas and Apprenticeships

Following Induction care staff are encouraged to complete RQF Diplomas at a level relevant to the role. We offer Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5. We work with several training providers to access Apprenticeships at all levels. Our Learning and Development manager is a qualified assessor and can assist those to access and complete a diploma if the apprenticeship route is not appropriate.

Dementia Training

We place a high priority on training staff how to understand and care for people living with dementia. All staff, whatever their role is, attend a Dementia Awareness Course within their induction.

Many of our staff go on to complete Dementia Specialist Course delivered in house. This includes:

    • Person centred communication
    • Utilising cognitive capacity, strengths and needs
    • Physical health needs in the context of dementia
    • Life story and getting to know the person with dementia
    • Relationships, activity, occupation and fun
    • Working with families
    • Ethical challenges, maximising freedom and choice
    • Helping people who have extreme distress and complex needs
    • Developing supportive and interesting environment
    • End of life care.
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Mental Health & Well-being Training

We place a high priority on training staff how to understand mental health and well-being. All staff, whatever their role is, complete Mental Health Awareness course at induction.

Staff who support our individuals with Mental Health issues – currently at Elmhurst and Wolston Grange – go on to complete RQF Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems at Level 2.

Continuing Professional Development

We recognise that it is our staff who determine both the quality of our service and the success of the Company. We are therefore committed to training and developing all staff to enable them to fulfil their roles effectively. We have many other courses available and we are always researching courses to enrich learning experiences and to support staff in career progression.

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