PJ Care is an accredited Platinum Investors in People. We offer full training and believe in developing our employees, promoting from within wherever we can and maximising potential where we see it.
Our Health Care Workers can progress to higher level Health Care Assistants with a Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care or equivalent and then on to a Senior Health Care Assistant or Activity Champion with a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (vacancies allowing).
Every year PJ Care sponsors at least one Care Assistant from each site to begin their nurse training. We offer the successful applicants an opportunity to become a Trainee Assistant Practitioner (TAP) studying via an apprenticeship to become an accredited Assistant Practitioner with a view to progressing on to becoming a registered nurse in the fullness of time.
Registered Nurses have a great future at PJ Care and can progress to Senior Nurse on shift, Lead Nurse on shift, Unit Manager and even General Manager of several units.
Alternatively nurses may prefer to go into practice development and clinical quality assurance.
We have a small Therapy department and employ Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who can progress to senior level and potentially even Therapy Manager. We also have Assistant Psychologists training to become Psychologists.
General Kitchen Assistants can progress to Junior Chef and even Lead Chef in charge of the kitchen.
House Keepers can progress from Level 1 to Level 2 and if they have the skills can become shift Team Leaders. Support Services Managers have previously been Chefs or Housekeeping Team Leaders, depending upon their skills and capabilities.
Maintenance Operatives may have the opportunity to take recognised plumbing or electrical courses.
PJ Care have a Marketing department, a HR/Organisational Development department, a Finance department, and Quality & Compliance, which includes Training. Progression in these departments tends to be on an individual basis, as vacancies arise and as professional qualifications are pursued and obtained.
It has been known for Housekeepers to move into completely different roles such as Finance Assistant or Unit Administrator positions. For those who have other priorities in life and are not career minded, we sometimes find Health Care Workers prefer to work in other units or feel more comfortable as House Keepers, Receptionists or Maintenance Operatives and these options are open to them as vacancies arise.
We believe in giving people a chance where they demonstrate ability and behaviours in line with the PJ Care core values of Compassion, Commitment and Care.