Recruitment drive at new care home

A new care home and day care facility has appointed its core staff following a major recruitment drive.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 7:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:06 pm
Care home manager Joanne Othen with her new care staff. Picture by Bob Smith.

Baedling Manor, on Front Street, Bedlington, has recruited 15 care and ancillary staff ahead of its opening, with plans to bring a total of 50 jobs to the area.

The new recruits – including six carers, three senior carers, two chefs plus administrative, housekeeping and maintenance support – are currently undergoing an induction and training programme.

Baedling Manor manager Joanne Othen said: “We have taken our time to select carefully exactly the right calibre of staff and I am delighted with our team so far.

“Both the managing director and I have worked tirelessly to ensure we chose staff based not only on their competence and experience to date, but also for their good sound values and their ability to demonstrate care and compassion.

“All of our team are passionate and believe in our philosophy of providing consistently high quality standards of care and support above all else.

“Our vision is to create an environment that promotes individuality, choice, dignity, independence and most importantly, meaningful fulfilment.

“Residents who choose our services or come to live at Baedling Manor will enjoy as much or as little support as they need to enable them to lead an active and fulfilling life.

“We will be providing social care to older persons and those living with a diagnosis of dementia and we will create flexible bespoke care packages that focus on a person’s abilities and what they can do as opposed to what they can’t.”

The multi-million pound facility will provide the highest level of residential and dementia care for up to 50 residents as well as providing out-reach care packages to guests requiring day care, overnight, respite and home care.

With state-of-the-art facilities, the home will also boast a dedicated communal area to encourage regular social interaction, a hair salon, beauty spa, shop, cafe, cinema room, library, piano bar, function suite, internet and activities room and an enclosed sensory garden and orangery.

New senior carer Mary Bell said: “I’ve enjoyed working in the care industry for many years but it is very exciting to be part of a brand new care home of this standard.

“I am sure our residents will be extremely comfortable here.”

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