Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAPs) - Coventry
An exciting new career opportunity for experienced carersThe role of Care Home Assistant Practitioner – or CHAP – is an important position within our care homes. It allows people with existing supervisory experience with an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social care within a care environment to take on a higher level of responsibility and reward. Our CHAPs combine their caring activities with an extended range of clinical skills, such as administering medication and delivering minor wound care. CHAPs always have the support of the Registered Nurses in our homes.We’ll support you every step of the way Four Seasons offers the most effective CHAPs training course in our industry – an intensive programme of learning, most of it hands-on in a busy care home environment. At every stage you’ll be supported and mentored by a Registered Nurse so that you quickly develop not only new clinical skills but also the confidence to use those skills in a leadership role. Once successfully completed, the course also provides a CHAP certificate of qualification.Open up new career opportunitiesA CHAP qualification with Four Seasons allows dedicated and ambitious carers to step up to new challenges and higher levels of work satisfaction, providing special resident experiences every day while also enjoying higher rates of pay and other rewards. You’ll also enjoy professional recognition which can open up future pathways into Nursing or Home Management.The kind of person we’re looking forYou’ll have a minimum 12 months’ carer experience, ideally in a supervisory position, in an adult care home or possibly within the NHS – with at least an NVQ 2 in Health and Social care and working towards Level 3. Very importantly you’ll be keen to develop your career as a carer. You’ll also be driven and not afraid of a challenge, with a good communication style that will allow you to lead other team members and work effectively alongside our nurses.At The Beaufort, our highly trained team of registered nurses and dedicated carers serves people with a wide variety of physical conditions who require a high level of nursing care. Respite care is also available on a short-term stay basis.You'll find us in a semi-rural location between Coventry and Kenilworth, within easy reach of shops, buses, and the M42 and M40. The Beaufort was previously a country manor house which has been carefully converted and extended while retaining original features, including wood panelling in the reception area.Communal living spaces include a large, bright lounge. The separate dining room has traditional fireplaces and large windows which provide ample light and overlook the mature gardens. Exclusive, newly refurbished, premium rooms are available. These attract a wide variety of wildlife, including muntjac deer, foxes, birds and squirrels.