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Vacancies at Carers Choices

Work for a company that really cares!!! In our recent CQC report one staff member said. "Management is open and transparent. Everything we need to know we get told. [Registered manager] is brilliant. She listens to us and will help us out 110%."

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


Respite Care Worker - South East Essex area
 
We are currenly recuiting new staff to add extra capacity to our team of Care Workers. This is a great opportunity for Care Workers who are looking to work for a company that cares about its staff as much as it does for its clients. Our staff generally work around 20 hours per week. 
  
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All our visits are a minimum of one hour with many lasting for a whole morning or afternoon 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. It is essential our staff have a vehicle they can use for work purposes as we are sometimes required to provide transport as part of our services e.g. assisting a client to get ready in the morning and then bring them into one of our day centres.

Salary starts at £9.00 per hour for staff with a care qualification.  Ideally applicants will have relevant qualifications but if you are keen to get involved in Care Work then you can still apply. We will train you to achieve the Care Certificate although the salary offered would be reduced to reflect this.
 
Download a copy of the Job Description/Person Specification here.  
 
For an informal chat about this position please contact Carol Doble on 01268 881130. 
 
To apply please submit your CV with a covering letter including your level of availability.  
 
Confirm you have a vehicle which you can use for work purposes.
Please confirm you have a qualification in Care.
Please upload your CV
 

Activities Co-ordinator
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We are currently recruiting for additional staff to assist with providing cover at our Silver Birch Dementia Day Centres located across South Essex for staff holidays and sickness. The Centres are open Monday to Friday and staff work 9am to 4pm. 

The centres offer a wide range of activities including music, crafts, reminiscence, games, singing and exercises to encourage social interaction in a safe and secure environment.

Salary: £7.83 - £8.48 per hour, dependent upon experience

Duties include assisting in the following:

  • To encourage Silver Birch clients to engage with stimulating activities including discussing local news topics, arts and crafts, gardening etc.
  • To support Silver Birch clients to lead healthy lives including encouraging them to eat and drink.
  • Contribute to planning future activities
  • Drive company minibus occasionally (to cover Driver's leave etc.) to provide a door to door service to clients.
To apply please submit your CV with a covering letter including your level of availability. For more information download the Job Description.

Please provide a telephone number that you can be contacted on.
Please upload your CV
Please attach a covering letter.
Please provide details of qualifications in Health and Social Care e.g. Care Certificate.
Please confirm you have a full driving licence.
Please confirm if you have your own vehicle with business insurance.
 


Special Needs Support Workers - bank staff

We are looking for bank workers to complement our existing staff in our day centre for adults with disabilities in Benfleet. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Duties:
To assist in the following:
• To encourage Rainbow Centre clients to engage with stimulating activities including arts and crafts, sports, gardening, cooking etc.
• To support Rainbow Centre clients to lead healthy lives including encouraging them to eat and drink.
• Contribute to planning future activities
• Drive company vehicles to provide a door to door service to clients and on days out in the community.
• To provide personal care to clients with and without a hoist.
• To adminster and prompt medication to clients

DBS and 2 references required. Full training will be provided.
Health and Social Care Level 2 is desirable but not essential.
A sense of humour however, is essential.
Rates of pay £8.50 per hour over 25. Under 25 £7.75 per hour.

To apply please submit your CV with a covering letter including your level of availability.  


 

Cook
We have a vacancy for a lunchtime cook at our Silver Birch Centre in Southend to assist in the following:
• To complete final preparation of a two-course lunch for approx. 12-15 people each day
• Assist with serving meals to clients
• To ensure kitchen is kept clean and tidy adhering to food hygiene standards
 
Hours of Work: 10 per week to be worked on Monday to Friday 12-2pm.

Salary: £8 per hour

For more information take a look at the Job Description.

To apply complete send us your details, a short covering letter and current CV.

Please upload your CV
Please upload a Covering Letter
 


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.