Cover staff

Salary £8.50 (under 25 £7.75)


Salary £8.54 per hour


Wickford, Benfleet, Southend and Orsett

Salary £8.21 to £9.00


Castle Point

Salary £8.21 to £10.50


Salary: £8.50 per hour (weekdays) to £10 per hour (weekends). Under 25 starting salary £7.75 per hour. 

Location: Benfleet

Job Description

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Special Needs Support Assistant

We are looking for bank workers to complement our existing staff in our day centre for adults with disabilities in Benfleet (the Rainbow Centre). Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm. With a growing number of staff we require bank staff to cover for staff holidays and sickness.


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.


Salary: £8.54 per hour 

9.30am – 4.30pm (opening hours 10am to 4pm) Saturday and Sundays

Location: Benfleet

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Cafe Supervisor - Weekends

We are looking for a Supervisor(s) who will be responsible for The Coffee Grind community café on Saturdays and/or Sundays. This will include opening and closing, preparing food, maintaining a clean environment, stock management and handling money including cashing up.



  • Assembling customer orders of food and drink

  • Monitoring stock levels of food and drink and ensuring Café Manager is advised of needs

  • Operate the till and cash up at the end of each shift ensuring takings are secured

  • Ensure hygiene standards are adhered to in line with environmental health requirements

  • Cleaning the café following each shift and during opening times if necessary

  • Ensure the Coffee Grind is well presented

  • Proactively talking to customers

  • Supporting staff and volunteers who work in the café to deliver high standards

Applicants should have Level 2 Food Handling certificate and will also ideally have experience in customer service or hospitality. Barista training for the right candidate can be arranged. 

We are interested in hearing from individuals who would like to work both or just one day at the weekends.

Cover: 9am to 4pm Tuesdays and Fridays

Salary: £8.21 to £9.00 depending on experience

Centres: Wickford, Benfleet, Southend and Orsett

Cover Staff Job Description

Mobile Activity Co-ordinator Job Description

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Dementia Activities Co-ordinators

Full time - Mobile Activity Co-ordinator

Cover staff - all areas

We are recruiting for a full time Activity Co-ordinator (closing date for applications Friday 20th March) who is willing to be mobile across our centres in South Essex (will include occasional driving of company vehicles including mini-bus) and cover staff at all Silver Birch Centres. Candidates should be creative thinkers and have a good understanding of dementia.


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

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

  • Provide transport to clients (mileage reimbursed) and possibly drive company minibus occasionally (to cover Driver's leave etc.) enabling a door to door service to clients.


From 16 hrs to 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £8.21 to £9 depending on qualifications

Job Description

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Respite Care Worker

Basildon/Wickford and Castle Point areas

We are looking to recruit additional staff to our current team of fantastic workers who provide a vital short respite break for family carers.  As a charity our role is to support those who look after loved ones and our Respite in the Home service allows family carers to have some much needed 'me' time. Our service provides quality care for the cared for while giving reassurance to carers that their loved ones are well looked after. 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.


Working in the Basildon or Castle Point areas you will work for a company that cares about its staff as much as it does for its clients. You can work anything from around 16 hours to 37.5 hours per week.


Most of your visits will be at least one hour with many lasting for a whole morning or afternoon - so there is no rushing in or out.


You will need a full driving licence and a car to travel to clients houses and occasionally take clients out.  We often assist clients to get ready in the morning and then bring them into one of our day centres.


If you don't have any qualifications in care don't worry we will train you to get the Care Certificate.


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