An opportunity to do a job that makes a real difference to people's lives
Whether working as support staff or directly with our residents as their carers we promise that working here is enriching, rewarding and quite simply like nothing else - every day you make a difference.
A friendly home environment in which to work
Both regular and flexible working hours
Free training - skill and career development and comprehensive "in house" training
Enhanced pay for bank holidays and night shifts
Free parking is available
Uniform is provided
Reduced cost meals
Full and part time hours available
A carer is part of a team providing individual care to each resident making sure that their privacy, dignity and individuality is maintained at all times.
A carer plays a vital role in creating a happy and caring environment; is involved in a wide range of general caring duties and encourage residents to participate fully in their varied activities programme.
Previous experience not essential as full training will be provided.
Full and part time hours available
We have an exciting opportunity to appoint qualified nurses either with experience or newly qualified. We will support your transition into the care environment and your personal and professional development within the specialty. Newly qualified nurses will also be offered the preceptorship programme.
This is one of the most professionally rewarding roles you will find in nursing. It is professionally and personally challenging, draws on all your assessment, diagnostic and planning skills and uses your qualities to their fullest. It is thought provoking and stimulating and no day is ever the same.
If you have ever been frustrated that you cannot give care in the way you would prefer working at Martha Trust you have the ideal opportunity for will be able to develop truly holistic care to our residents.
An invitation from Nicky West Director of Care
Thank you for your interest in working for Martha Trust. I hope that we can encourage you to come and see the work we do and to consider a career with us.
Martha Trust provides residential, respite and day care to people of all ages with profound and multiple physical and learning disabilities. We provide our support across 2 separate homes, Martha House and Sophie House which are set in outstanding surroundings on the outskirts of Hereford. The buildings are in excellent condition and are furnished and resourced to a high standard for us to be able to deliver care safely, efficiently and effectively.
Senior Carers take their responsibility for the residents seriously and lead and direct small teams of carers to deliver care plans and activities competently and with commitment and devotion to their residents’ well-being. Nurses provide skilled assessment, care planning, monitoring, direction and support. There is an exceptional team of therapists and allied professionals to complement holistic and safe care and enable access to a wide variety of therapeutic and social activities.
Martha Trust Hereford is an amazing place to work. Newly recruited carers receive at least one month’s support and supervision, working alongside experienced carers and senior carers on every shift, with a mentor and support from the education team to undertake the care certificate and develop knowledge and skills to undertake the role. They receive more support and encouragement in this time than I have ever observed elsewhere and this continues as they grow in the role. Starting as a carer with Martha Trust provides a solid foundation for any future career in health and social care and helps staff to develop resilience and life skills for the future. Many carers have gone on to become nurses, paramedics and doctors and also to take up development roles within the Trust. Nurse and therapy students also undertake placements in the homes which provide exceptional insight into the support of people with profound and multiple learning and physical disabilities
Whilst at Martha Trust, staff gain experience and skills in different modes of communication, understanding of the Mental Capacity Act, best interest decision-making and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding. They also have the opportunity to grow their skills especially in the management of epilepsy (seizures), gastrostomies (artificial feeding tubes), skin integrity, nutrition and positioning. For qualified nurses, whether trained in Learning Disability, General Adult nursing, Children’s nursing or Mental Health, there are opportunities to use your nursing skills to the fullest and to support the deputy and registered home manager to advance knowledge, clinical skills and practice in specialist areas as above and potentially in health promotion, in caring for the ageing person with learning disability and at the end of life. There are also opportunities to gain experience in education and training. Nurses and carers receive ongoing training in mandatory subjects and clinical skills and have the opportunity to grow in areas of special interest
The homes are supported by Managers and Senior Managers who are skilled, experienced and committed to creating an environment of exceptional care and staff support and development.
If you are interested in working for Martha please contact us if you have any questions or wish to arrange a visit where you will have the opportunity to talk to our staff. We look forward to hearing from you.
Senior Care Assistant
I have worked at Martha Trust for 17 years. I started work from school as a carer and am now a senior care assistant. Part of my role is to mentor to new carers and it is really satisfying when I see how they enjoy interacting with the residents. My favourite part of the job is getting involved with my resident’s activities. We both enjoy going to the cinema, shopping, walking around the beautiful gardens and when the weather is not so good we will cosy down to watch a film. The care team make the day enjoyable for the residents and working here means that you are part of a team and listened to by all members of staff.
I joined Martha Trust when I was 17 years of age as a junior care assistant as I had always wanted to work in a care environment. With the support of Martha I am now a qualified nurse and during my training I still worked as a care assistant. As a newly qualified nurse I was supported by Martha Trust’s preceptorship programme. The best part of my job is the rapport I am able to have with the residents’ and the staff.
Training and Development Officer
I first started working for Martha Trust almost 20 years ago as a care assistant. During this time I have worked as a senior carer, therapy assistant, therapy co-ordinator and am now the training and development officer. My experience means that I can encourage and empathise with new staff who have no experience in care work. Both homes have a lovely, homely atmosphere but the best thing by far are the residents; who make the work fun and satisfying so much so that I still do a small amount of senior care work at the weekends.
Quality Assurance Auditor
I started working for Martha Trust back in 2007 as a care assistant. With the support of Martha Trust I studied for my level 3 diploma in health and social care and was promoted to senior care assistant where I stayed happily in that role for a number of years.
After showing an interest in organising activities, I was offered the opportunity to work with the therapy team and later moved on to co-ordinate the activities and therapeutic activities for the residents. This role developed into a more training and supervisory role where I found a passion for health and safety.
My role changed yet again and I am now the Quality Assurance Auditor with responsibilities for Quality and Health and Safety. I have always enjoyed working for Martha Trust who have supported me in my career over the last 13 years.