Day and Night Carer (Former Employee) – England – 16 January 2018
are the staff that work there. Because they all care deeply for each individual. Everything else, needs working on. Lack of staff, every shift- hard to provide individualised care if there are only 2 carers on the floor. No support. Discrimination in the workplace.
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – North Hykeham, Lincolnshire – 15 November 2017
Beckside North Hykeham has a very high turn over of staff to due to Bullying issues from staff members mangement are reclutent to help you out. Left on your own , a lot to mange residents. Residents quite often go without things due to the high turn over of staff. If you want a life so not work here
Official response from The Orders of St Johns Care Trust
27 November 2017
We were extremely disappointed and surprised to read this review, as it does not reflect the feedback we receive from colleagues working in the home. The safety and welfare of our residents is paramount, and we are committed to ensuring they are well cared for. We take allegations like this very seriously and strongly urge you to contact the Trust so these allegations can be investigated thoroughly. Thank you, OSJCT
Job Work/Life Balance
Very hard work
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Cheltenham – 23 September 2017
You start very early at 7:30 and it is quite difficult to be on time for people without their own transport. The most enjoyable part of the job is your break
I would arrive at work to find a certain member of the team had made coffee but not for one individual which I found childish. Not much atmosphere I the office only a sour one. Would not if I'm brutally honest want to work there again
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Oxford, Oxfordshire – 6 July 2017
It's a challenging job to do , however very rewarding . The staff are great and management are easy to talk too and help you with any situation . It was by far the best job and can recommend this company from both employee and for clients
Care Worker (Former Employee) – Local – 8 February 2017
Favouritism. If your face doesn't fit you'll soon learn There is no team work and you will most defiantly see a divide from day staff to how the night staff are treated First home I have worked in were kitchen staff overule day staff Bullying and you'd be lucky if you even get chance to speak about your problems and when you do don't expect too much
Carer (Current Employee) – Salisbury – 21 October 2016
I enjoy my work, team work is good as staff we get to have our day in the running as the two bosses listen to us, take an interest in us and try to support us. Given chance to develop in job. Staff work hard and care for who they look after. I like that we get to spend time with the residents & that the management don't frown if we are sat with the residents they smile and encourage it. Best place I've worked
Good communication management friendly good team activities outings fun family feel
HCA (Current Employee) – Cheltenham – 27 September 2016
Worked for this company since they took. Over from coverage care , not great place to work . No communication no help or support from nurses or management, things swept under the carpet . Carers do their best though always short staffed . Only con is the pay is better than a lot of care homes . Stay as I love my residents .
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Oxford – 19 September 2016
I got on really well with the staff lovely hard working ladies, I still in contact with them today and of course everywhere you go there is always going to be one person that has nothing else better to do rather than wasting time gossiping about other people but you need to be strong and remember that work is more important than wasting time getting upset about something that is worthless.
To be honest with you it depends on which home you are working for I did residential care; it definitely make you lose weight: long hours, under staff,rushing and super challenging situations.
I also worked in a extra care housing; I loved it, Because you do get better hours and feel welcome at the environment.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when you get the chance to talk to the residents and get to hear their lovely stories and have a laugh with them.
The downside is because I needed maximum 25hours a week and they only offered bank staff or full time 40hours plus.
I believe every Care Home have got its own issues, there is not such a thing as perfect care home!! you will need to work for many different companies to find out yourself.
In General I think the OSJCT its a good company they offer training opportunities which will help individuals progress on their career. Some of the management team simple don't listen to their staff about improvements, if you are a aggressive person they might listen to you, normally it tends to be from someone at the same level of pay if its a care leader,manager or similar them they're more likely to help.
I think is very importantmore... for the home to often have staff meetings also one to one for the people who are not so comfortable around others to express their feelings.
Every home with the OSJCT works differently from others... I think they should increase their rate of pay for the staff, because most people who works for the OSJCT do a fantastic job but they struggle a lot with bills and can never have a holiday abroad.
This message is for the CEO you need to trust your staff, sometimes the person who is doing things wrong its someone higher up it could be someone from the management team, maybe invest some money on a decent camera, keep records about anything serious and ask someone who doesn't work with the company to have a look at the video so every one will be treated fairly.less
No free breakfast, lunches or left overs allowed to staff.
training was very good, both online and practically, management was fair and supportive, team work was also good, hardest part of the job was end of life care, and saying goodbye to the resident, enjoyable part of the job was seeing the residents happy, fulfilled and with a quality of life. Colleagues supported each other and we learned from one another. communication was good, a very good trust to work for!
Carer Support Worker (Former Employee) – Banbury – 17 August 2016
one of the better paid care jobs i have come across, however still not a great earner if you are not prepared to work past full time hours. the company as a whole started out great when i first started working there then there was too much restructuring and care levels dwindled and more and more pressure was put on staff. you do care work because you care, not for the money
housing and care manager (Former Employee) – Wiltshire – 26 May 2016
I enjoy working with people, can be stressful, but I still enjoy my work, A great team, undergone all training as a housing and care manager more knowledgeable regarding housing, voids,tenancy etc. My AOM was very supportive both housing and the domiciliary care aspect.