Care provider to create 250 Midlands jobs

Exemplar Health Care is to create 250 jobs across the Midlands.

The firm says the associate carer roles will be at seven care homes across the region, including two at Tipton, Birmingham a facility in Kings Heath Birmingham, one in the B14 postcode of Birmingham and three in Sutton-in-Ashield in Nottinghamshire.

Exemplar Health Care is a specialist nursing care home provider and supports adults with complex needs such as people living with neuro-disabilities, mental health conditions, learning disabilities, autism and dementia.

Lynne Waters, HR director of Exemplar Health Care, said: “The need for care home workers is rising, especially during this time when many of our most vulnerable residents need extra support to stay safe, and when more colleagues than usual might be off work. We are hoping to find new staff members to support us in our efforts to ensure that people can still access the high-quality care that they need, while also enriching their lives in the best way that we can.

“Being a companion, encouraging people to get involved in activities and supporting people at mealtimes are all part of the role of an Associate Carer – and we also offer fantastic training. New recruits will complete an accelerated induction programme to ensure that they are confident and competent before they start work, and will be supported by a ‘work buddy’ for up to 12 weeks in their chosen home.”

Exemplar Health Care says it “taking every possible step” to minimise the risk of coronavirus across all of its homes.

Waters continued: “We’ve implemented a number of precautionary measures, and are closely monitoring the Government’s guidelines and advice to ensure your safety, should you start working at Exemplar Health Care.

“We’re working with our external suppliers, relatives and visitors to reduce unnecessary visits to our homes. And it is now our policy that everyone entering an Exemplar Health Care building must wash and dry their hands and complete a screening questionnaire before entry.

“We’ve put measures in place to ensure that all colleagues have received up-to-date training about infection prevention and control, and specific training about Coronavirus.

“Our homes have increased their daily cleaning schedules and we’re providing extra supplies of cleaning products, to ensure that everyone living and working in our homes stays well.”