Caretaker - Penberthy, Newquay
Cornwall Care
Newquay, Cornwall, England
11h ago

39 hours per week.

Generous weekend working bonus, and every other weekend off.

We are the largest care provider in Cornwall. We are a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity, giving practical assistance for all types of care.

We believe in going above and beyond offering high-quality care, going that extra mile to improve lives every day."

As a Caretaker for Cornwall Care, you'll be working in our Penberthy home within a team of likeminded individuals who all genuinely care about those people whose homes you are working in.

Warm and welcoming, with homely touches, Penberthy has a real family feel. Ask any long-serving member of staff what keeps them here, and they will tell you it's the people they care for that makes the magic.

Those residents, some with mild to moderate dementia, are classed as friends and our staff light up when they talk about them.

Everyone joins in the fun activities, from a song and a dance to bingo of course! We are not a nursing home, though it's physically and mentally hard work nonetheless - our brilliant and diverse team are super supportive of each other.

So bring plenty of positivity and you'll fit right in.

What you'll do :

  • Be part of a flexible team to provide a 7 day week service to ensure the 24 / 7 comfort, safety and dignity of clients, staff and visitors through undertaking routine checks, accurately recording and documenting the findings.
  • Ensure the upkeep of the homes maintenance and environment by undertaking low level maintenance, including decoration and minor repairs to the fabric and equipment of the home and reporting defects as required.
  • Manage stock and order cleaning materials & PPE as required, ensuring that COSHH documentation is up to date and that materials are appropriately stored.
  • Ensure the home is kept tidy at all times and that furniture, equipment and materials are stored within designated locations
  • Drive the company minibus where directed by the Registered Manager to transport our clients / colleagues to appointments, training etc
  • What you'll need :

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Great planning and organisational skills.
  • Experience within a similar role - caretaker / housekeeper
  • Sensitivity and awareness of dementia, dependency, depression and people at risk of falls.
  • Full Clean Driving Licence.
  • What you'll receive :

    You'll have access to free 24 hour counselling and legal advice services, shopping discounts with high street retailers and local supplier and discounted gym memberships.

    If you're looking for a career with Cornwall Care, there are very real opportunities to progress with us. Being a large organisation means a huge variety of other roles, right across the county.

    Our brilliant Care Academy, in partnership with Cornwall College, gives you access to free courses and qualifications - from improving your basics like maths, English and computer skills, to apprenticeships and industry-recognised Diplomas.

    The Cornwall Care world is your oyster!

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