Care Home Jobs in Plymouth

Are you looking for Residential Care Home Jobs in Plymouth?

The Retreat Care Home employs high-quality care staff, who meet our requirements with respect to Motivation, Experience, Skills and Character. We only recruit the best Care Support Staff. After the initial interview with the applicants, we verify their documents and references and carry out a DBS criminal record check.

Care Home Jobs in Plymouth
Care Home Jobs in Plymouth

Care Certificate Induction Training

If you have the right skills and character, our Care Home has care jobs available for you.

The care home staff we employ must successfully complete our Care Certificate training programme, to retain their position.

Continuous Care Training

Our Care Support Staff can access further short training courses, either on-line or by attending one of our Sunshine Care Training Centres.

The carers employed by our care home participate in our continuous staff training programme, ensuring that the quality of care at The Retreat is always of the highest standard. 

Care Home Jobs in Plymouth

This ongoing training includes specialist courses in Dementia Care, Palliative Care, Complex Care and Neurological Care; as well as short courses on Stroke Care, Reablement, etc.  After six months you are expected to enrol on either NVQ 2 or NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care.

Our mandatory training package for health and social care support workers covers the following training modules:

  • Code of Professional Conduct (in accordance with CQC and Skills for Care requirements)
  • Key Legislation and National Guidelines
  • Understanding your Role and Responsibilities
  • Health and Safety and Welfare, including:
    • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
    • Control of Substances Harzadous to Health (COSHH) Regulations
    • Display Screen Equipment
    • Risk Assessment
    • Waste Management
    • Bullying and Harassment
    • Stress Management
  • Information Governance CSTF, including:
    • Caldicott Principles
    • Confidentiality
    • Information Security
    • Data Protection
    • Record Management
    • Counter Fraud
  • Care Planning and Record Keeping
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Complaints Handling
  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Infection Prevention and Control, including:
    • MRSA
    • Blood Borne Viruses
    • Exposure Prone Procedures
    • Spillages and Body Fluids
    • Sharps Management
    • Clinical Waste Management
  • Food Safety Awareness
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Moving and Handling of People
  • Resuscitation - Basic Life Support
  • Medication Management (Safe Handling of Medicines)
  • Continence Management

Find out more about our Care Home Jobs and care job vacancies

Job Title : Health Care Assistant

Job Description:

If you’re passionate about providing the very best care in a residential care home setting, consider a move to The Retreat Care Home.

We are quite often looking for enthusiastic and committed Care Assistant to join the team at our care home in Plymstock, Plymouth. Our mission is to provide the best care service at all times. Is this your motivation?

What you’ll be doing

Under the guidance of a Team Leader, you will be responsible for the support, physical and emotional well being and social needs of our residents

Assisting and providing support for residents with personal care activities such as washing, personal hygiene, dressing and assisting with meals

Providing physical and mental stimulation by taking part in recreational and social activities with residents, both individually and as a group

Helping to maintain accurate records, using our advanced iPad and smartphone based care system, You will need to undertake ongoing training.

Promoting our residents’ independence, choice, dignity and respect by delivering the very best standards of care.  You will need to be a Key Worker looking after the specific social needs of at least one resident.

What you’ll need

Ideally, some experience in a care environment and an NVQ in Care, although this is not as essential as your genuine desire to develop a career in this field

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team

A respectful, courteous and compassionate nature and a belief in giving your personal best at all times and striving for continuous improvement

What we’ll offer you in return

  • A competitive pay rate
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going training and development
  • Pension scheme available
  • 28 days annual leave

Passionate about making lives better, every decision we make is because we care. It’s why we inspire and support our care staff to put our residents’ well-being at the heart of everything they do.

Care Home Jobs at The Retreat vs. Live in Carer Jobs

For any question regarding the Care Home Jobs available at The Retreat Care Home from Plymouth you can call our advisers on 0800 234 3520 or send an email to If you have the interest and the qualities necessary to become a care assistant or other residential home positions please contact our recruitment team, via phone or email.

If you are looking for Live in Carer jobs supervised by an agency, please visit Sunshine Care, our sister company (website Entrants to the workforce include those starting care work for the first time, those returning to care work after a break and those looking for a change of career. The most important qualities you need are an interest in people and a respect for what makes them special.

If you have experience working as a care worker and you are looking for Self-Employed Live in Carer jobs, you can have a look on the website of the Carer Introduction Agency 247 Live in Care, The self-employed carers introduced to clients by 247 Live in Care Agency can set their own daily rates, according to their skills, experience, care conditions that they can support, the number of hours they are expected to work each day. Also, they can negotiate with the clients other costs such as equipment, travel, holiday allowance and food.

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