Learning Development Advisor in Gloucester
Nice place to work
Nice place to work, professional, although some of the systems a bit sloppy. Lovely people and team. Supportive management and good training department.
Carer Assistant in Bourne
Family atmosphere, hard work and rewarding.
We deliver person centered care to each resident as best as we can, the current climate creates alot of changes to our routine and flexibility is required from the whole team. The job is very rewarding and has a lot to offer if you are a caring person. You are expected to work hard by the management team and usually left to do the role with little guidance from them so team work is key amongst the carers. There is opportunity to develop within the trust but you will need to show drive and determination to succeed and also drive your own development as it will not be handed to you on a plate. There is alot that you will learn from using aids to dementia care. You can even have the chance to do your nvq in care.
Night Carer in Lincolnshire
Supportive & overall caring workplace
I started as a night support worker but now work as night carer plus often work as night lead too. My job is extremely stressful at times plus physically and mentally challenging but I do love being a carer as it is so rewarding caring for our lovely residents. When I started I was initially working with colleagues who don't seem to care for our residents, only their own selfish needs.. however I am happy to say I now work with lovely, supportive and caring colleagues who have become my friends. Working with our residents is such demanding work and for me having that camaraderie and support is essential in a stressful workplace. Carers should care for each other as well as our vulnerable residents as we work in the care industry after all. Overall the home is very nice and the manager & HOC are supportive.
The Orders Of St Johns Trust is a poor place to work. This is in no way a reflection on some of the select few who work as support workers in what is a tough place to work. The workload is astronomical and the management expect you to work on as a little as two carers for eleven people!! Or three carers for eighteen people!!! When this is raised to the management they remark that it is down to budgets, but they are happy enough to pay for two managers, because the first one can’t do his job, and all the office staff- which shows where their priorities lie. While we are talking about budgets, the powers that be decided to cut the food budgets, and this meant that residents were getting very little to eat, and in turn, lose weight- guess who gets the blame for that though. If you have worked at OSJ for a long time, you will get on well, as you are untouchable, however, if you’re new, be sure to expect to become a scapegoat for everything that goes on. You will work alongside people who will refuse to move units, which in turn, will leave other units understaffed- if you then ask them to move again they will threaten to hand in their notices. There is very little room to progress in the job, that is unless you are best friends with the Head Of Care, then you will get promotions left right and centre. Most residents are greeted by activities staff who do a marvellous job, and they cannot be faulted. In all, the problem lies with the management, and I believe that OSJ is a massive pyramid scheme where the carers do all the hard work and the management reap the benefits. Let’s not forget that the carers worked during a global pandemic on the frontline, and in return the management poured a box of celebrations onto a table and told the staff to take one chocolate each. In truth, you will meet some amazing residents in OSJ but that’s about as far as the benefits go, I would say avoid at all costs, but that would be unfair on the residents who need the care. Just know what you’re getting into when working for this company, and if you feel that you have the willpower to come home everyday feeling like you want to cry, this is the job for you
They will literally employ anyone to make up the numbers. When you go to the management with concerns and highlight an issue they will say they will look into it but nothing gets done. They offer no support and need to realise the home is 24/7 and not just 9-5 Monday to Friday. If your face fits then that’s great and you’ll get along just fine. However expect for management to be 2 faced. Better training and support from management at the start of covid would have been much appreciated by all staff, we were just left to read a folder which was kept in a locked office. Home is busy so never a chance to read it. Hard working carers make the home and the residents are very well looked after. Although some carers have no experience, lack the ability to report issues which then becomes a safeguarding issue and the management couldn’t care less.