Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAPs) in Cramlington at Four Seasons Careers

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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Home Name: Northlea Court
Location: Cramlington, Northumberland, UK

Weekly Hours: 33-44
Salary: Min 9.35 - Max 9.65


An exciting new career opportunity for experienced carers

The role of Care Home Assistant Practitioner – or CHAP – is an important position within our care homes. It allows people with existing supervisory experience with an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social care within a care environment to take on a higher level of responsibility and reward.

Our CHAPs combine their caring activities with an extended range of clinical skills, such as administering medication and delivering minor wound care. CHAPs always have the support of the Registered Nurses in our homes.

We’ll support you every step of the way

Four Seasons offers the most effective CHAPs training course in our industry – an intensive programme of learning, most of it hands-on in a busy care home environment.

At every stage you’ll be supported and mentored by a Registered Nurse so that you quickly develop not only new clinical skills but also the confidence to use those skills in a leadership role.

Once successfully completed, the course also provides a CHAP certificate of qualification.

Open up new career opportunities

A CHAP qualification with Four Seasons allows dedicated and ambitious carers to step up to new challenges and higher levels of work satisfaction, providing special resident experiences every day while also enjoying higher rates of pay and other rewards.

You’ll also enjoy professional recognition which can open up future pathways into Nursing or Home Management.

The kind of person we’re looking for

You’ll have a minimum 12 months’ carer experience, ideally in a supervisory position, in an adult care home or possibly within the NHS – with at least an NVQ 2 in Health and Social care and working towards Level 3.

Very importantly you’ll be keen to develop your career as a carer. You’ll also be driven and not afraid of a challenge, with a good communication style that will allow you to lead other team members and work effectively alongside our nurses.

Northlea is pleasantly situated in its own grounds on the local bus route and close to the town’s small shopping centre.

Our team provides residential care for people who need a little help with daily tasks like washing, dressing and eating, along with general nursing care for people with more complex medical conditions. We also offer residential or nursing care for those living with dementia, respite care to give family or friends a well-earned break and intermediate care as an alternative to a hospital stay.  The whole team is very proud of the home’s lively, welcoming atmosphere.

Listening to our residents is one of the most important things we do, so that we can truly get to know them and make sure they get the most out of every day. We have a busy activities programme that includes monthly tea dance, ‘smile through sport’ sessions, yoga, therapy dog and ponies, visiting entertainers, monthly church services, trips and meals out.


Job Requirements

The successful candidate must have a minimum SVQ/NVQ level 2 or Diploma in Health & Social Care and must achieve level 3 within 12 months after employment in the role.

A minimum of 12 months experience of working in a health & social care setting.

You must have the following attributes; Caring, Empathetic, Resident-focused
Literacy – good standard spelling, grammar and punctuation, Basic numeracy skills,
Problem- solving skills, Good verbal communication and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

The role requires a flexible approach as hours will vary to reflect the work patterns and needs of the business.

Four Seasons Health Care provide a variety of competitive benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a bespoke development programme, childcare vouchers and an employee discount scheme. Plus free parking and uniform where applicable.

If you have the skills to succeed in this role and are committed to the provision of quality care please click on Apply now.