The Manager of our home is Mrs Mary McGrath R.M.A, R.N.M.H. NVQ level 4 in Management, Mary has worked in the care field for over 20 years, most of which was spent working for charity and a brief spell in the private sector. Mary has completed one year of " My Home Life Essex Leadership Support Programme".
Most of our care staff have extensive experience in working either in a hospital environment or a residential home, however all staff within the home are offered training and development.
For new staff we have a fairly comprehensive induction package that is completed over the first twelve weeks of employment with a senior member of staff. Part of this is linked to the NVQ units and will assist the staff when they work towards achieving their NVQ qualification.All staff complete the mandatory training, ie Moving & Handling, Fire, Health & Safety, Food hygiene, Safeguarding and Basic introduction to medicine.
The home has six experienced Senior Carers who either have a nursing qualification or NVQ 3/4
In the Kitchen we have staff who are appropriately trained in food hygiene and all hold certificates in hygiene and cleanliness. They work to provide attractive and varied meals with an adequate choice of menu.
The cleanliness of the home and laundry service is met by a team of dedicated domestic/laundry staff. Each has a sense of extreme pride in ensuring that clothes are laundered correctly and the home, including each of the residents' rooms are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness at all times.
The general maintenance of the home and grounds are the responsibility of gardeners/maintenance staff. We also have a full time Maintenance Manager who is also responsible for all aspects of Health and Safety and is certificated in this area.
Further courses are available for staff throughout the year of which we encourage staff to take part in. These include the following:
*Health and Safety
*Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Abuse
*Death and Bereavement.
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