Contact The Oasis

90-92 Plymstock Road
Oreston, Plymstock
Plymouth,
Devon, PL9 7PJ

Tel: 01752 403836 (24hrs)
Tel: 01752 403256 (office)
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We believe our staff are genuinely the best individuals you could hope to provide care and support for you or your loved one. We are a cohesive team, dedicated to what we do, lead by professional managers with high personal standards. As the home is equally as pleasant a place to work as live, we have a low staff turnover which means consistency in care and close supportive relationships between those who work and live here.

A professional career – caring for people

 

Apprenticeship to Duty Manager

From £3.50ph - £12.00ph

Bank holidays time and half / double time

Wages paid fortnightly

Excellent (not just 'bog standard') pension scheme

 

Learn the skills and gain the experience to achieve the qualifications that could take you into management or nursing.

Working in care offers a real and professional career path from Apprenticeship through to Registered Manager.

 

What does a career in care look like?

1 year Apprenticeship – learning the basics of good quality, dignified care that respects peoples’ choices and wishes. You will learn the fundamentals of a care setting including – fire training, emergency procedures, statutory regulations and documentation around daily living, choices, dignity and respect. You will support people by assisting those who need it with their personal care. You will learn and gain training in professional Patient Handling, Safeguarding (the processes around keeping people safe from abuse and neglect) and touch on the basics of how the Mental Capacity Act protects people from being deprived of their liberty. You will assist those who need it with their meals and spend quality time enjoying peoples’ company whilst learning real skills valued by the sector.

Care Assistant – gain your Quality Care Framework Level 2 qualification embedding the practices that you have learnt as an apprentice. Learn new skills and when you are ready your suitability to undertake Medication Administration will be assessed.

Senior Carer – You will be looking to undertake your QCF level 3. This will include a more in depth understanding of the statutory responsibilities of the home as well medication administration. You will learn about the documentation and record keeping and auditing involved with Medication. This is a foundation qualification into University for Nursing.

Duty Manager – You will be keen to put into practice all that you have learnt over the three years as you will have a good understanding of the operational requirements of the home and you will know the people we care for personally. You should have the confidence to lead a team of carers to deliver high standards of care. You will become a part of the management team and be supported to learn People Management skills to help you get the best from the team.

From here ‘The World Is Your Oyster’! Continue to gain your QCF level 4 and 5 – which qualify you to progress to Deputy and / or Registered Manager. Good Registered Managers are highly sought after and the position offers excellent remuneration packages.

 

 

Contracted staff enjoy every other weekend off, wages are paid fortnightly and we have an excellent company pension. We are interested in hearing from applicants who take a pride in their job, personal appearance and are kind, patient, reliable and supportive to their colleagues.

Please download our application form from the link below and return by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ensure you provide enough postage to cover the cost of a large envelope to ensure we receive your application.

If you are unable to download the application or any other documents please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it putting APPLICATION FORM REQUEST in the subject. Alternatively you can call in to collect one Mon – Fri 0930 – 1630. If you require further assistance please call 01752 403256.

 

Wage Structure

To attract and retain the very best staff The Oasis Care Home has adopted the following payments to reward those who are competent, reliable and assist the home by working additional hours during periods of need. Click here for details

 

Current Vacancies

Please note that in line with current regulations you will be required to have either completed or be undertaking your Care Certificate.

'NEVER WORKED IN CARE BEFORE?'

These days working in care is a highly skilled profession with a deep ethos of respecting people’s dignity and demonstrating kindness and mutual respect in every aspect of the role. If you are absolutely sure you have the qualities that underpin this approach to the role but you have not yet got any experience or qualifications we may be able to assist you.

We offer the following (unpaid) Work Experience and training programmes that will lead to a job offer (this may be contracted or it may be a casual contract in the first instance – depending on our roster at the time).

Just left school or college? First four weeks ‘shadowing’ a member of staff or assisting people with meals, drinks and activities to learn some of the skills required for the role. This opportunity allows both you and us to gauge your suitability to the role. If at the end of this 4 weeks both you and we agree the role is suitable we will start you on the Care Certificate training programme. We will pay for your DBS, Patient Handling and Health and Safety training as well as supporting you to achieve this qualification and once you start your 9th week with us you will be offered paid employment (this may be through an apprenticeship).

Currently unemployed? As above – the DWP will allow you to retain your benefits for the first 8 weeks of the programme. In this time we will gauge your suitability and if you are assessed as suitable for the role, we will offer you paid employment from the 9th week.

Already working? We want to be absolutely sure that you are both suitable and dedicated to a new career in care before you leave your existing position. It is very important that you are both motivated and suited to the role and complement our existing team. Therefore, if you do not already have experience or qualifications in care we will ask you to spend some of your spare time volunteering to achieve some work place experience before we offer you the opportunity to join our team. Depending on a number of factors such as your age and eligibility for funded training will determine what we are able to offer.

PLEASE STATE ON YOUR APPLICATION WHICH OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS APPLY TO YOU.

 

Care Staff

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Staff Development

 

Tui and Steve Shirley, Registered Providers at The Oasis, actively encourage and support staff to gain the skills and qualifications that will meet the needs of the home and which will also develop their future careers - see attached examples of training we provide for our staff: see training provided. Staff promotion is based on competence and dedication with many of our staff progressing into senior positions.

Current training being undertaken by our staff includes the new diploma in Health and Social Care which replaces the NVQ. These diplomas can be achieved at levels 2 to 5 and staff are able to choose units relevant to their roles to make up their diplomas or to work towards units that can later go toward the next level as they progress in their career development.

Two of our staff have completed the St Lukes Six Steps to Success programme. This is aimed at providing high-quality end of life care which further enhances the professionalism of our care team by gaining up to date skills from such a reputable training provider. The “Six Steps to Success” programme was adapted by the charity’s education team from initiatives in other parts of the country.

 

 

 

 

St Luke's Accredited | My Home Life Associate | DQM Quality Mark | 5 Star Food Hygiene Standard

 

The Oasis Care Home Ltd Registered in England company number 10297888