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Vacancies at Carers Choices

Carers Choices is a local charity that has seen recent rapid growth across all areas of our business. To further the support we can offer to carers and those they care for we are currently recruiting to the positions listed below for paid staff and volunteers.

Carers Choices is an organisation committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, trustees and volunteers to share this commitment


Catering Manager
We are currently recruiting a Catering Manager for our Silver Birch Centres. The ideal candidate will have experience of cooking healthy, filling and satisfying meals gained either in a professional or home environment. An understanding of special dietary requirements e.g. gluten free, vegetarian etc. is a must.
 
The contracted hours of this position will be 26½ per week to be worked on Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm in the centre plus a further hours 1½ one day per week for shopping. The position includes:
• Planning a weekly menu suitable for older people and those with dementia
• Shopping for necessary ingredients (online or in store) 
• Preparing a nutritious two-course lunch using fresh ingredients for approx. 20 people at the Benfleet centre accomodating special dietary needs
• To batch cook meals for two other centres, storing appropriately (i.e. cooling and freezing) for transport (approx. 20 meals)
• To achieve a 5 star Food Standards Agency rating (support available for this)
• To comply with current food hygiene regulations
• To work with and support volunteer Kitchen Assistants

For more information download the job description.
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To apply please complete the form below. 

Please upload your CV
Please upload a Covering Letter

Respite Care Worker - Castle Point area
 
We currently have a vacancy for an experienced care worker in the Castle Point area to join Respite in the Home team from January 2018.  The role will be for 20 hours per week Monday to Friday and will include some personal care work. Additional hours will also be available to cover additional respite services and within our day centre settings. From time to time there may be occasional weekends to provide cover for staff holiday and sickness.
 
All our visits are a minimum of one hour so there is no rushing in or out. Your role will be to take the place of a family carer to provide them with respite from their caring responsibilities. Our staff really get to know our clients and their families and feel valued for their contribution in relieving some of the stress family carers face.

The salary will be £8.48 for weekday visits and £10 per hour for weekends.  Applicants need to have at least an NVQ Level 2 or the Care Certificate.  Also, applicants need to have a driving licence and a vehicle that can be used for work purposes. To apply please complete your details below and attach your CV.
 
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Dementia Support Workers - Bank Staff 
We are currently recruiting bank staff who are able to provide cover for staff holidays and sickness in our Silver Birch Dementia Day Centres.  
 
Applicants should be flexible and willing to provide cover at our Benfleet, Southend and Vange centres.  For more information please download a copy of the job description here
 
To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter to jobs@carerschoices.org.  For an informal discussion about the position please contact Angela Allum on 01268 881139.
 
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Respite Service Care Worker (Southend area) - 20 hours guaranteed 

Want to deliver quality respite to carers in Southend-on-Sea?

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All our visits are a minimum of one hour so there is no rushing in or out. Your role will be to take the place of a family carer to provide them with respite from their caring responsibilities. Our staff really get to know our clients and their families and feel valued for their contribution in relieving some of the stress family carers face.

If you've got an NVQ2 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) then come and work for us.  We will guarantee to pay 20 hours each week.  It is essential that applicants are able to drive and have access to a car to use for work purposes.

We pay £8.48 an hour during the week and £10 an hour at weekends.

Make a difference with a company that really cares.

Interested?

Download a copy of the Job Description/Person Specification here

For an informal chat speak to Carol Doble on 01268 881130 or fill in the form below.

Confirm you have a full driving licence.
Please upload your CV

Volunteering opportunities at Carers Choices

Carers Choices have a wide range of volunteering opportunities across it's services. 

For more information about all our volunteering opportunties take a look at the Volunteer Role Descripions below.

Silver Birch Assistant 

Rainbow Centre Assistant 

Young Carers Support Assistant   

Driver   

Retail Assistant 

Administration Assistant   

Cafe Assistant 

To apply complete and return our Volunteer Application Form which you can download as either a Word document or PDF document.

If you would like more information about volunteering please email volunteering@carerschoices.org.  

volunteer essex.jpgYou can also apply to volunteer for Carers Choices via the Volunteer Essex website.