RECRUITMENT AT DOVEHAVEN CARE HOMES

Are you caring, compassionate and committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect?

Do you enjoy seeing people get the most out of each day and feel an enormous sense of personal achievement from helping other people?

Have you ever considered working in care and making a real difference to lives?

LATEST OPPORTUNITIES

Activities Co-ordinator
Position available in Southport

About Us

Dovehaven are a family run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly. We have been providing quality care for our residents for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the happy welcoming atmosphere of our homes. Dovehaven provide a full range of care for residential and nursing needs, for both long term and respite periods.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Activities Co-ordinator to work within 2 of our residential care homes within close proximity in the Southport area.

This busy, caring and rewarding role is pivotal to the quality of lives of our residents and you will organise social and recreational events, both in and outside of the home, and consult with our residents to identify their social and recreational interests.  You will also plan and implement a wide range of activities to interest and support the physical and mental wellbeing of our residents.

This post is part time, working 22 hours a week (may include some weekends/ evenings) to meet the activities requirements of 2 Homes.

About You
You will need to be caring, energetic and organised in order to fulfil this role fully. You will be committed to making the lives of elderly people better, focused on making our home an interesting and stimulating place to live, and our residents’ lives fulfilling. Ideal candidates will have previous experience in organising activities for groups of people with a variety of needs and tastes.

An enhanced DBS certificate is required for this role.

You must be fully eligible to live and work in the UK without the need for a work permit or sponsorship.

This company actively safeguards and promotes the wellbeing of people using its services.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, send your CV to recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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Painter/Decorator
Position covers Southport, Liverpool and Lancashire.

A new position is available to a confident painter, wallpaperer and plasterer.
The person needs to be self-employed and have their own transport as they will be working across Dovehaven’s 21 homes.

£80 per day.
Extra Hours available.
Reports to Maintenance Manager.

You must be fully eligible to live and work in the UK without the need for a work permit or sponsorship.

This company actively safeguards and promotes the wellbeing of people using its services.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, contact Dovehaven recruitment at recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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Activities Co-ordinator
Positions available in Liverpool

About Us

Dovehaven are a family run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly. We have been providing quality care for our residents for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the happy welcoming atmosphere of our homes. Dovehaven provide a full range of care for residential and nursing needs, for both long term and respite periods.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Activities Co-ordinator to work within 2 of our residential care homes within close proximity in the Southport area.

This busy, caring and rewarding role is pivotal to the quality of lives of our residents and you will organise social and recreational events, both in and outside of the home, and consult with our residents to identify their social and recreational interests.  You will also plan and implement a wide range of activities to interest and support the physical and mental wellbeing of our residents.

This post is part time, working 22 hours a week (may include some weekends/ evenings) to meet the activities requirements of 2 Homes.

About You
You will need to be caring, energetic and organised in order to fulfil this role fully. You will be committed to making the lives of elderly people better, focused on making our home an interesting and stimulating place to live, and our residents’ lives fulfilling. Ideal candidates will have previous experience in organising activities for groups of people with a variety of needs and tastes.

An enhanced DBS certificate is required for this role.

You must be fully eligible to live and work in the UK without the need for a work permit or sponsorship.

This company actively safeguards and promotes the wellbeing of people using its services.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, send your CV to recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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Domestic Assistant
Positions available in Southport, Liverpool and Leyland.

Accountable to: Manager/Senior Staff

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF POST:

To act as a member of the staff team of the Home, as directed by senior staff, ensuring that domestic duties are undertaken to the highest possible standards and working in accordance with the Dovehaven’s established principles, practices and procedures, and the National Code of Conduct.

DUTIES: 

1. Maintaining the Environment: 

1.1 Under the direction of senior staff, to undertake domestic duties to ensure a clean, warm, well-served environment for Service Users.

1.2 To recognise that you may become aware of information about Service Users and that this needs to be treated with total confidentiality.

1.3 To recognise that Service Users may wish to talk with you, and to provide appropriate response, without losing sight of your duties.

1.4 To recognise that Service Users should be able to lead a normal life, taking normal risks (providing, of course, that this does not endanger others), and not necessarily to rush to intervene or help, unless evidently dangerous.   To be aware, also of risk assessments undertaken both about physical aspects of the home and about Service Users, and to adhere to any instructions they contain.

1.5 To remember always the need to pass-on observations, concerns, etc. about the Service Users to senior staff.

1.6 To be aware of the importance of relatives and friends of Service Users, and to ensure that these are welcomed.

1.7 To recognise and respect the value of personal property to Service Users, to handle same ONLY  with the Service User’s permission, and to take the  utmost care.

1.8 To recognise the importance of “food” in the quality of life for Service Users, and ensure the highest possible quality and presentation.

1.9 To recognise at all times the need to maintain as “homely” and “non-institutional” atmosphere as possible, notwithstanding the need to maintain the highest possible standards.

1.10 At all times, to safeguard against cross-infection and ensure work is conducted hygienically, and in particular to ensure total hygiene if transferring between different work activities.

2. Conduct  

2.1 To recognise that this employment involves essential teamwork and be prepared, with willing good humour, to be a full member of the team.

2.2 To be accountable to and accept direction from Senior Staff in the duties to be performed.

2.3 To be involved in decisions relating to the operation of the home.

2.4 To be aware of the needs and benefits of continuing learning and training, and in discussion with senior staff, to ensure that all possible opportunities are taken.  Also to be aware of the need for appropriate training for the tasks required, and to discuss this with senior staff where necessary.

2.5 At all times, to ensure the maintenance of a safe environment.

2.6 To adhere to the policies, principles and practices of the home.

2.7 To ensure open and effective channels of communication/information.

2.8 To channel grievances to Senior Staff, without delay.    Also, to be aware of the importance of the “whistle-blowing” policy, in ensuring the maintenance of proper standards and care, and that all staff have a duty to bring bad practice to the attention of senior staff,  or the manager,  or the owners, or the Care Quality Commission,  as appropriate and relevant.

2.9 To attend staff meetings and be prepared to contribute to discussion.

2.10. To be subject to performance reviews, recognising the positive aspects of such reviews, and that you have the opportunity of making your own written contribution to the subsequent record.

2.11. To work to the highest possible standards of good practice.

2.12. To be aware of the possibility of abuse of Service Users by staff, to recognise the duty to report such abuse or the suspicion of it,  to understand that any such allegation must be investigated rigorously,  and to recognise that this may involve use of the disciplinary procedure and dismissal if reasonably believed to have taken place.

3. Administration  

3.1. To recognise that appropriate administrative and management processes are essential to maintain the required environment for Service Users.

3.2. To be aware that it is quality of provision, primarily, which will ensure high occupancy, and that there is an inter-relationship of occupancy with the financial viability of the home.

3.3. To be party to the establishment of principles, procedures, and practices for the home, and to ensure the maintenance of these.

4. Dovehaven Care Homes  

4.1. To recognise that loyalty to the Dovehaven Care Homes is of paramount importance.

4.2. To recognise that, (at all times when identifiable with the home),  you are a representative of the home to ALL people with whom you have contact, and to ensure that the most positive possible impression is conveyed.

4.3. To recognise that ALL reception, telephone, and written contacts convey an impression of the home, and to ensure that ALL responses are of as high a standard as possible.

About You
You will need to be caring, energetic and organised in order to fulfil this role fully. You will be committed to making the lives of elderly people better, focused on making our home an interesting and stimulating place to live, and our residents’ lives fulfilling. Ideal candidates will have previous experience in organising activities for groups of people with a variety of needs and tastes.

An enhanced DBS certificate is required for this role.

You must be fully eligible to live and work in the UK without the need for a work permit or sponsorship.

This company actively safeguards and promotes the wellbeing of people using its services.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, send your CV to recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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Chef Positions
Positions available in Southport and Leyland

About Us

Dovehaven are a family run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly. We have been providing quality care for our residents for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the happy welcoming atmosphere of our homes. Dovehaven provide a full range of care for residential and nursing needs, for both long term and respite periods.
About the Role

You will ensure that nutritious and wholesome meals are provided for our residents and ensure they are presented in a pleasing manner. You will construct weekly menus recognising our residents’ preferences and any special diets. You will also be responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the kitchen, equipment, and associated food stores, including the maintenance of these to the best possible standards of hygiene.

The post holder is expected to possess or be actively working towards achievement of at least Catering (C&G) preferred or NVQ 3. Qualifications in Food Hygiene and First Aidare essential.

About You

You will need to be caring, energetic and organised in order to fulfil this role fully. You will be committed to making the lives of elderly people better, focused on making our home an interesting and stimulating place to live, and our residents’ lives fulfilling. Ideal candidates will have previous experience in preparing meals for groups of people with a variety of needs and tastes.

A DBS certificate is required for this role.

You must be fully eligible to live and work in the UK without the need for sponsorship.

This company actively safeguards and promotes the wellbeing of people using its services.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, send your CV to recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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Registered Nurse (Days)
Positions available in Southport, Liverpool and Wigan

About Us

Dovehaven are a family run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly in mainly the Southport and Liverpool areas. We have been providing quality care for our residents for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the happy welcoming atmosphere of our homes. Dovehaven provide a full range of care for residential and nursing needs, for both long term and respite periods.

About The Role

The successful candidate will ensure the promotion of high standards of nursing care, by ensuring all staff are supervised appropriately and the shift runs in a smooth and efficient manner. You will perform all general nursing duties, following CQC and NMC guidelines, and report to the home manager, update care plans and administer safe medication. You will provide a high standard of care and work within a team as well as on your own initiative. Benefits package includes:

  • Comprehensive induction and on-going training
  • Career development opportunities
  • Excellent work environment
  • Free parking on site
  • Free uniform
  • 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave

About You

All applicants must have a valid NMC registration and a valid PIN. You must have excellent communication and written skills and have previous experience working within a nursing home or elderly care setting. Self-motivated, resilient and well-organised, you will be a team player but able to work on your own initiative. You will be dependable, able to work well under pressure and flexible to meet the needs of the residents and the home.

An enhanced DBS certificate is required for this role. You must be fully eligible to live and work in the UK without the need for a work permit or sponsorship.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, send your CV to recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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Registered Nurse (Nights)
Positions available in Southport and Liverpool

About Us

Dovehaven are a family run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly in mainly the Southport and Liverpool areas. We have been providing quality care for our residents for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the happy welcoming atmosphere of our homes. Dovehaven provide a full range of care for residential and nursing needs, for both long term and respite periods.

About The Role

The successful candidate will ensure the promotion of high standards of nursing care, by ensuring all staff are supervised appropriately and the shift runs in a smooth and efficient manner. You will perform all general nursing duties, following CQC and NMC guidelines, and report to the home manager, update care plans and administer safe medication. You will provide a high standard of care and work within a team as well as on your own initiative. Benefits package includes:

  • Comprehensive induction and on-going training
  • Career development opportunities
  • Excellent work environment
  • Free parking on site
  • Free uniform
  • 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave

About You

All applicants must have a valid NMC registration and a valid PIN. You must have excellent communication and written skills and have previous experience working within a nursing home or elderly care setting. Self-motivated, resilient and well-organised, you will be a team player but able to work on your own initiative. You will be dependable, able to work well under pressure and flexible to meet the needs of the residents and the home.

An enhanced DBS certificate is required for this role. You must be fully eligible to live and work in the UK without the need for a work permit or sponsorship.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, send your CV to recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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Senior Care Assistant (Days)
Positions available in Southport, Leyland and Liverpool

About Us

Dovehaven are a family run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly. We have been providing quality care for our residents for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the happy welcoming atmosphere of our homes. Dovehaven provide a full range of care for residential and nursing needs, for both long term and respite periods.

About the Role

We have exciting opportunities for Senior Care Assistants at our Homes in Leyland (near Preston). As the Senior Care Assistant, you will be tasked with managing the care team within the Home and ensuring that care staff are adhering to CQC guidelines whilst providing exceptional levels of care to residents. You will promote and deliver high standards of care and supervise and instruct less experienced staff to enable them to fully contribute to the care provided within the Home. Part time or bank hours will be considered.

About You

You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be willing to take ownership for the delivery of quality care. You will have leadership qualities, a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference.

Self-motivated, resilient and well-organised, you will be a team player but able to work on your own initiative. You will be dependable, able to work well under pressure and flexible to meet the needs of the residents and the Home.

To be considered for this post, you must have previous supervisory experience within a care home setting and experience of working with the elderly. An NVQ level 3 in health & social care is essential along with a dedicated passion for providing exceptional care.

An enhanced DBS certificate is required for this role.

You must be fully eligible to live and work in the UK without the need for a work permit or sponsorship.
This company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of people using our services and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, send your CV to recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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Senior Care Assistant (nights only)
Positions available in Southport

About Us

Dovehaven are a family run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly. We have been providing quality care for our residents for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the happy welcoming atmosphere of our homes. Dovehaven provide a full range of care for residential and nursing needs, for both long term and respite periods.

About the Role

We have exciting opportunities for Senior Care Assistants at our Homes in Southport. As the Senior Care Assistant, you will be tasked with managing the care team within the Home and ensuring that care staff are adhering to CQC guidelines whilst providing exceptional levels of care to residents. You will promote and deliver high standards of care and supervise and instruct less experienced staff to enable them to fully contribute to the care provided within the Home. Part time or bank hours will be considered.

About You

You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be willing to take ownership for the delivery of quality care. You will have leadership qualities, a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference.

Self-motivated, resilient and well-organised, you will be a team player but able to work on your own initiative. You will be dependable, able to work well under pressure and flexible to meet the needs of the residents and the Home.

To be considered for this post, you must have previous supervisory experience within a care home setting and experience of working with the elderly. An NVQ level 3 in health & social care is essential along with a dedicated passion for providing exceptional care.

An enhanced DBS certificate is required for this role.

You must be fully eligible to live and work in the UK without the need for a work permit or sponsorship.
This company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of people using our services and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, send your CV to recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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Care Assistant (days and nights)
Position available in Southport

About Us

Dovehaven are a family run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly in mainly the Southport and Liverpool areas. We have been providing quality care for our residents for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the happy welcoming atmosphere of our homes. Dovehaven provide a full range of care for residential and nursing needs, for both long term and respite periods.

About the Role

As Care Assistant, you will assist other staff in the running of the Home and maintain high standards of care and service towards service users, relatives, visitors and other members of staff. You will be providing personal care to residents.

About You

You will be able to demonstrate compassion and empathy in your approach to caring for older people, either through previous roles in social care or in other roles. Self-motivated, resilient and well-organised, you will be a team player but able to work on your own initiative. You will be dependable, able to work well under pressure and flexible to meet the needs of the residents and the Home.

You must have the following qualities to be a Dovehaven Care Assistant:-
· Caring and sensitive to the needs of others
· Committed to providing service excellence
· Able to communicate effectively.
· Able to provide emotional and social support
· Committed to providing a high standard of care and promoting dignity and respect
· NVQ Level 2 is desirable.

Can you show us how you would treat our residents, for whom our home is their home, with the dignity and respect they have a right to expect?

If you have the right values for our family run Company, you will be supported by a programme of induction, training and development via the Dovehaven Training Academy.

An enhanced DBS certificate is required for this role.

This company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of people using our services and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, send your CV to recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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Care Assistant (days and nights)
Position available in Leyland

About Us

Dovehaven are a family run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly in mainly the Southport and Liverpool areas. We have been providing quality care for our residents for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the happy welcoming atmosphere of our homes. Dovehaven provide a full range of care for residential and nursing needs, for both long term and respite periods.

About the Role

As Care Assistant, you will assist other staff in the running of the Home and maintain high standards of care and service towards service users, relatives, visitors and other members of staff. You will be providing personal care to residents.

About You

You will be able to demonstrate compassion and empathy in your approach to caring for older people, either through previous roles in social care or in other roles. Self-motivated, resilient and well-organised, you will be a team player but able to work on your own initiative. You will be dependable, able to work well under pressure and flexible to meet the needs of the residents and the Home.

You must have the following qualities to be a Dovehaven Care Assistant:-
· Caring and sensitive to the needs of others
· Committed to providing service excellence
· Able to communicate effectively.
· Able to provide emotional and social support
· Committed to providing a high standard of care and promoting dignity and respect
· NVQ Level 2 is desirable.

Can you show us how you would treat our residents, for whom our home is their home, with the dignity and respect they have a right to expect?

If you have the right values for our family run Company, you will be supported by a programme of induction, training and development via the Dovehaven Training Academy.

An enhanced DBS certificate is required for this role.

This company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of people using our services and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, send your CV to recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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Care Assistant (days and nights)
Position available in Leyland

About Us

Dovehaven are a family run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly in mainly the Southport and Liverpool areas. We have been providing quality care for our residents for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the happy welcoming atmosphere of our homes. Dovehaven provide a full range of care for residential and nursing needs, for both long term and respite periods.

About the Role

As Care Assistant, you will assist other staff in the running of the Home and maintain high standards of care and service towards service users, relatives, visitors and other members of staff. You will be providing personal care to residents.

About You

You will be able to demonstrate compassion and empathy in your approach to caring for older people, either through previous roles in social care or in other roles. Self-motivated, resilient and well-organised, you will be a team player but able to work on your own initiative. You will be dependable, able to work well under pressure and flexible to meet the needs of the residents and the Home.

You must have the following qualities to be a Dovehaven Care Assistant:-
· Caring and sensitive to the needs of others
· Committed to providing service excellence
· Able to communicate effectively.
· Able to provide emotional and social support
· Committed to providing a high standard of care and promoting dignity and respect
· NVQ Level 2 is desirable.

Can you show us how you would treat our residents, for whom our home is their home, with the dignity and respect they have a right to expect?

If you have the right values for our family run Company, you will be supported by a programme of induction, training and development via the Dovehaven Training Academy.

An enhanced DBS certificate is required for this role.

This company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of people using our services and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To apply for this role, please complete the form below, send your CV to recruitment@dovehavencarehomes.co.uk or phone 01704 546177.

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