The Chaseley Trust provides complex care for Adults with a range of disabilities in a safe, friendly and accessible environment. Our ethos is to provide services for each Resident that respect the choices, individuality and privacy of our Residents and day care service users.
We are governed by the simple principle that the people who use our service are at the heart of everything we do. It is important our staff share our values and that’s why we recruit people who will go the extra mile for the people we support. If you think you have the qualities and dedication to be a valuable member of the Chaseley team, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Here are just some of the benefits we offer;
- a competitive salary which increases for Staff who hold or gain their NVQ qualifications.
- a generous contributory pension scheme
- free health care
- free uniform
- free car parking on site
- free life assurance scheme
- 24/7 Employee Counselling Assistance
- Monthly Staff Rewards
- Long Service Awards
- Subsidised hot meals during day shifts
- Comprehensive Staff training and career development opportunities
- Friendly working environments, where everyone works together and individual contributions are recognised and valued
We are a unique home and value our Staff and the contributions they make to supporting all our Residents. All staff go through a comprehensive training and Induction that covers the Care Certificate standards and our specific environment at Chaseley. We encourage Staff to develop their skills through NVQ’s and other formal training courses to progress their clinical skills and develop a career with us. Our preference is always to promote from within wherever this is possible.
Our staff participate in regular team and supervision meetings to transfer good practice and are high staffing ratios help us to ensure there is continual professional development and support for Staff to enhance the service we can provide to Residents.
All posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks and all Staff are required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.
We welcome Volunteers who can offer their time to help us in all sorts of ways. Our Volunteers help us run Fundraising events, escort some Residents on outings externally, or to events during the daytime or evenings or share their skills and time talking and supporting our Residents to participate in many of the Activities which are undertaken inside Chaseley.
If you have skills you and time you could share we would love to hear from you. We are especially keen to recruit Volunteers who can help us with fun activities such as gardening, craft decorating, interior design and arts and crafts. We have a fabulous Art Room and Pottery kiln all on site where we help Residents to express themselves creatively.
However if you have any other skills or talents you think you could share we can talk to you about how you can Volunteer.
Our existing Volunteers all say how very rewarding this feels. It is a great way to meet new people and improve your social life. All our volunteers are fully trained, and the experience gained may lead to new opportunities and even help to develop your career.
Currently we have Volunteers who have been coming here for a long time and ones who have recently started. Their age ranges are very varied and we try to match your personality and skills to Resident needs to bring joy to many Residents.
The Chaseley Trust is a very large beautiful Nursing Home. There are many areas you could help depending on your interests. We have outlined some of the Volunteer roles below;
Volunteer Activities Assistant
We are looking for someone to help with the resident activities or to bring in a knowledge of something new that could benefit or interest to our residents. Chaseley have a small activities team that work around the home and with residents to help relieve day to day boredom and to keep minds active.
Volunteer CasBar host
We are looking for an outgoing person who would like to develop their skills in learning how to run a small bar and café on site for Residents and their families. They must be over the age of 18 as the bar serves alcohol. You will take part in reading the newspaper and helping the residents to complete a crossword whilst serving hot and cold drinks and snacks and taking payments. You will need to keep the bar area clean and tidy and make sure the CasBar area is always looking presentable for visitors.
We have a small attractive gardening plot that have recently been cleared and weeded and is similar to an old -fashioned kitchen garden. You might like to come and assist our residents or share the area as an allotment. We are ready to have someone’s green fingers to help us to grow fruit, vegetables, herbs or even some beautiful plants we could use as a flower arranging activity for Residents. It would be helpful if you have knowledge of plants and vegetables to assist the activities staff and Residents when and where best time to plant and be able to assist in maintaining and the upkeep of the garden.
Volunteer Kitchen Assistant and front of house assistant
The Kitchen Assistant is part of the Catering Team and helps to ensure the needs of residents are met as part of the daily eating and dining experience for Residents. The front of house role involves setting up the dining room and making sure it is clean and attractive, assisting residents who are sitting in the dining room, asking them what they would like to eat. The kitchen assistant will help the chef with preparation of meals and working to help pot wash.
Volunteer Therapy Assistant
Are you interested in occupational therapies? We have our own Therapy department that you could volunteer in. You would assist our physiotherapists to help implement individual Therapy programmes for people who attend our service. This could be Residents, Day care users, Activate Gym clients and NHS trust outpatients. You will learn how to assist with the equipment and be there to get anything needed. This would be a great opportunity for you to learn about the body and how certain illnesses can affect people.
Volunteer Maintenance Assistant
We are always looking for helpful handy people to assist our maintenance team with keeping the home looking smart and attractive and in good general repair order. This could range from helping residents to put items up in their rooms, such as shelves and pictures, all the way to re-painting various parts of the Chaseley building.
Volunteer General Administrator
There is always a lot of paper work involved with a big Nursing Home like Chaseley and there will always be help needed to collate information and file it away. You would be trained in external post franking machine to make payments for postage leaving Chaseley. Sorting and assisting the distribution of Staff and Resident post. Updating Resident records of attendance going in and out of the Home. Updating Staff Training Records and chasing for Training completion via emails to Staff. Any other general administrative duties as directed as part of helping the HR or Finance Teams.
The Chaseley Trust has a busy Reception area with lots of footfall. We have many visitors to Chaseley including Residents, their friends and family and external professionals coming to visit the Home. You would help with making sure people are signing in and out correctly to record they are in the building and answering the phones, forwarding messages as appropriate and transferring the calls. Working closely with the main Chaseley Receptionist. You would also be Word processing, creating documents and updating electronic and paper systems/ processes, as directed by the Receptionist.