Experience: Nicola has been at Kincarrathie in various Care capacities for the past 10 years and has fulfilled the promoted roles of Team Leader & Deputy Manager before being appointed Manager in July 2018. Nicola’s in-depth experience of all aspects of care, together with her dedication and professionalism makes her someone who is highly regarded by residents, families of residents and staff.
Qualifications: SVQ3 and working towards SVQ4 & Registered Manager’s Award.
Details of Staff and Staff Training
The home employs a Manager, Deputy Manager, Team Leaders, Senior Care Officers, Care Assistants, Chefs, Domestics and Gardeners. The home’s staff are selected for their qualities of reliability, integrity, skill, friendliness and professionalism. Disclosure Scotland checks and references are always obtained and thoroughly vetted. During induction all staff are trained in-house by experienced qualified senior staff in the following subjects:
All new staff complete an induction course. The home insists that all care assistants hold a minimum of (Scottish Vocational Qualification) level 2 in Care. All new members of staff must train to achieve this important qualification. Senior members of staff are qualified to a minimum standard of SVQ 3.
The home also sends all staff on external training courses for such topics as Food Hygiene, Moving and Handling, Care of the Elderly, First Aid, and Drugs Practice etc.