A big strength of House Martins Care is our ability to recruit the right staff and retain them for long periods of time. This is not by luck but by recruiting staff who are coached, developed, respected and are supported to play a part in shaping the future of the service. This results in consistent support that then provides a platform for positive outcomes for service users.
Everyone who joins House Martins to work with us shares our values. Personality and attitude go a long way to being successful team members and are fundamental attributes for working with us. The shared company and staff values means that we can be sure that every member of our team is focused on supporting opportunity, choice and success for the individuals we support.
We invest in learning and development, from BSL level one training and exams to Apprenticeships with Salford College. A personal development plan is drawn up with yourself and your line manager and regularly reviewed.
These are some staff quotes to the CQC recently:
“We receive good support. It’s a nice place to work. These guys have the persons best interests at heart.”
“I love it here, it is a joy. It’s a rewarding job.”
“Management are approachable and responsive to the needs of staff and residents. They always look at how to resolve problems as they arise. It’s a great team we are like a family."
“The people who lead this service actually care and make sure that people’s needs are met.”
“The support I’ve received since starting work here has been fantastic. I get regular supervision from more experienced staff and I’ve also had lots of support to help me understand how to complete the day to day paperwork. I’m really happy working here.” This member of staff also went on to tell us how before working at House Martins they had never worked in care before. An opportunity to complete a work experience placement was initially organised and after a very successful trial period, they were offered a permanent post. This member of staff further added that this had been “life changing” for them. This was because the staff member was themselves deaf and had previously found it difficult to integrate into other job roles with non-deaf people. We were also told that because every member of staff at House Martins is proficient in British Sign Language, they felt included and involved in all aspects of communication within the service.
“The registered manager is great. They are really approachable and always willing to listen. We’re also really lucky to have two good assistant managers who both do a great job.”
“It’s been fantastic since I started working here. The manager has been really supportive and given me lots of opportunities to learn which has increased my confidence.”
“It’s a unique and great place to work. I love it here.”
There are currently no vacancies available, but please feel free to get in touch with your details.