St Martins is a specialist provider of supported accommodation for people who have Mental Health needs complicated by other areas of need, such as from learning disability, drug and alcohol addictions and forensic histories.
Bruce Grove is a 24 hours supported living project in Haringey for 12 people whose needs include mental health and learning disabilities. Service users will be of working age and will have often spent considerable time in hospital before coming to the project where recovery support will be given to help increase their capacity and confidence to live and thrive within the community more independently.
Project workers provide a central role, particularly in providing key working to a small caseload of service users, creating support and risk management plans with service users and overseeing aspects of service delivery with the central aim of helping service users to move onto more independent accommodation settings.
NB: Due to male/female ratio we are, at this time, seeking to employ male staff for this role.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.
Closing Date: 13/10/19*
Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.
*Please note that we reserve the right to close the advet early.
Please send a CV and covering letter (to include a supporting statement) via the button below.
Please also note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Recovery Assistant (Weekends)
12 hours per week (Saturday / Sunday) Salary £17,800 - £19,825 Per Annum (pro rata)
Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT) is an East London charity providing practical help, support and training to people who have been homeless and suffering from addiction. It runs a homeless drop-in, a Recovery Hub (which includes an abstinence-based residential recovery accommodation, a Primary Programme and a Continuing Care Programme), supported houses and two social enterprises supporting people in recovery from addictions to put their lives back together. Our integrative approach is based on the ‘Recovery Capital’ methodology and is a wholeperson approach, which takes into account physical, cultural, social, human and spiritual factors and assets.
Role and Responsibilities:
In a professional manner, welcome all volunteers, external agencies and new residents offering assistance where needed.
To work with the Supported Housing team to ensure people are safe, secure and maintain their tenancy.
To interact with all residents in a flexible and sensitive manner, and with due regard for individual need.
To implement procedures, paying particular attention to registers of residents as they come into and leave the premises.
To be particularly vigilant during open access times and to implement the basic rules with regard to alcohol, drugs and violence.
To be responsible for the safety of all volunteers and visitors, as they relate to the activities of the residence
To take charge of the main entrance to the building, and to monitor all other areas.
To inform the appropriate staff of any problems that may arise and to use initiative in dealing with any difficulties, either with or without the assistance of the police.
To undertake cleaning of the main communal areas on a daily rota system.
To check all areas for safety to ensure that for example, drug use and/or drug exchange is not becoming a practice.
To provide information on residents to staff
To contact the appropriate persons in the event of deliveries of goods, and to authorise the acceptance of goods, if appropriate to do so.
To attend and participate in formal handovers, meetings and training sessions as required.
To provide cover at the main reception when required.
To support Housing and Counseling staff with general duties
See attached for further information
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
You will work to the Individual Placement and Support Model of employment support and will be embedded within the relevant secondary care team. You will also spend time working in community based settings as required by the Model.
Direct employer engagement is an important part of the role.
Employment specialists are trained to provide people with support, coaching, CV development, interview training, and on-the-job support. IPS puts the service user's preferences at the centre of attention, as the service user decides whether or not employers and potential employers know about their mental illness and whether or not their employment advisor contacts the employer on his or her behalf. The service user also decides which jobs to apply for and how many hours he or she wants to work. The decision about how much to work is often influenced by a desire to transition to a working life while minimising the risk of being both out of work and without benefits.
Individual Placement Support is based on 8 key principles:
1.Primary goal is to achieve competitive employment with central focus to support job seekers gaining paid employment
2.Everyone is eligible with free service user decision of when to start return to work process
3.Job search is consistent with individual preferences
4.Job search is rapid
5.Co-location of employment specialists and clinical
6.Information about benefits is provided to help
7.Support is time unlimited and customised, to both the employee and the employer.
8. Employment specialists develop relationships with employers based upon a person’s work preferences.
We currently have two vacancies of which one is a slightly more senior role requiring enhanced experience of IPS fidelity and data management systems. Please indicate which vacancy you are interested in. Full job descriptions can be downloaded.
To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter. Your covering letter should be a supporting statement covering the following points:
Why you are interested in the position?
What is your strongest personal quality that will enable you to succeed in the role?
What are your relevant skills and experience? Please align to the person specification
Hft is a national charity that’s been supporting people with learning disabilities since 1962. We put the people we support at the centre of everything we do and use our experience to work in partnership with them to provide personalised services to more than 3,000 people.
Position: Support Worker
Location: Walberton, Sussex
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Up to £8.60 on gaining a Health & Social Care Diploma / NVQ Level 2
Benefits: Apprenticeships - gain a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning. Hft Plus benefits package (discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out), 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after first year, contributory pension scheme and life assurance, an Employee Assistance Programme, annual staff award schemes, access to award winning training and development.
Closing date: Friday 11 October 2019
About the role:
As a Support Worker at Hft you'll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. In this role, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives; creating flexible services that meet their needs and always looking for the best way of doing things.
You will be supporting people to:
- Build their confidence.
- Be more independent.
- Enable them to make as many choices as possible.
- Gain confidence to develop their interests.
- Achieve their personal goals.
- Feel secure in their surroundings.
- Reach their potential.
There's no such thing as a “typical day” for one of our Support Workers. You never know what you might end up doing. You could be supporting someone to make their breakfast in the morning, go swimming or to a local cafe in the afternoon - or even helping them plan their birthday party or a family event. Sometimes it's challenging, but it's always rewarding. You'll go to work knowing that you're making a positive difference to someone's life. And you'll be working in a team of skilled, dedicated colleagues who'll support you all the way.
We provide 24/7 support to some people, so this role would suit you if you like the idea of working shifts and hours that include some weekends, nights and Bank Holidays. You may also get the opportunity to accompany the people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.
You don't need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job - you'll get plenty of training along the way. It's great if you already have experience of learning disabilities or autism, but this is by no means essential. What matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.
Ideally you will hold a full and current UK / EU driving licence due to the rural nature of the area.
What we offer:
We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We'll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support others to live the best life possible.
Join us and help us change lives.
Strictly no agencies please.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Community Support Worker, Disability, Disabilities, Care Staff, Charity, Charities, Not for Profit, NFP, Third Sector, etc.
Housing Led Worker
£25,295 - £28,785
Fixed-term contract until March 31st 2020
37.5hrs per week
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
Housing Led in Reading is part of a wider initiative funded by the Government until 31st March 2020, to reduce rough sleeping across Reading. The service will concentrate on those who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping, for whom traditional routes into accommodation may not be appropriate.
As the Housing Led Worker you will offer support to up to 10 clients (at any one time), who will be provided with Bed and Breakfast accommodation for up to 6 months, to allow them to work with intensive support to identify a longer term housing solution.
Unlike traditional pathways into homelessness accommodation, there is no requirement for Housing Led clients to demonstrate that they are ‘housing ready’, moreover emphasis is placed on providing the accommodation first and then delivering a person centred support package.
To succeed, you will have experience in helping and supporting vulnerable homeless and/or formerly homeless people through a process of change and liaising with a number of individuals and/or agencies to achieve effective outcomes.
You will also have an understanding of the needs and issues involved in resettling vulnerable clients on low (or no) incomes. The ability to support people with complex support needs including; enduring mental or physical health needs, alcohol and substance dependency is also required.
In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.
To find out more and apply please visit our website.
To view job descriptions on our vacancies page, please click on the document available tab above the relevant job advert.
Closing date: 10.00am, Tuesday 1 October 2019
Interview and assessments on: Friday 11 October 2019
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check, will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are looking for one full time or two part time Link Workers to work in Primary school settings in White City.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a passion for providing young people and families with the opportunities and relationships to enable them to flourish in life. Applicants will be highly proactive, professional, meticulous in their attention to detail and able to recognise the rigour required in reporting and data collection so as to evidence their own and other organisations’ work. WLZ Link Workers are individuals who are creative, constantly looking for new situations and solutions to improve the lives of young people and families, and who have great energy and enthusiasm for this work.
Based in schools, Link Workers work with families, WLZ colleagues, teachers and partner organisations to plan, co-ordinate and deliver a two year programme of support for children and young people. WLZ aims for every child to achieve good wellbeing, confidence and aspiration, positive relationships and improved academic achievement.
There are five key components to the Link Worker role:
- Build positive relationships with children, young people and families, developing a detailed understanding of each child on the WLZ programme
- Co-ordinate the programme of support delivered by WLZ’s partner organisations, ensuring that it complements what is on offer in the school and runs smoothly
- Create and deliver tailored interventions for individuals and small groups, responding to changing needs over the course of the programme
- Connect families to opportunities in their community by linking them to organisations, events and activities
- Support the children, young people and families to engage consistently with the programme of support so that they make progress towards positive outcomes
Applications received before 11.00pm on Thursday 3rd October will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 6pm on Friday 4th October. The first round assessment days be on Friday 11th October.
Working as part of a team, you will support people to live in their home in the local community and enable them to engage in that community in line with their wishes and aspirations. You will adopt a flexible approach to the needs of the service users in order to ensure that, as far as possible, their physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs are met and that they are supported and encouraged to become participating and valuable members of the society around them.
Aurora’s service philosophy centres around rights, independence, choice, and inclusion in the local community and staff will at all times respect and reinforce this philosophy in their work practices. The main thrust of your work will be in the following areas.
To assist in all aspects of personal care when necessary, ensuring dignity and respect is maintained at all times.
To support service users with health requirements and supporting individuals to manage their medicines.
You will by all practical means enable and encourage service users to develop meaningful relationships with other people (including learning disabled people, family members and people from the general community), and encourage and support service users to participate fully in the community around them. You will make every effort to broaden their understanding of, and participation in, community life.
You will support service users to make appropriate informed choices in every possible area of their lives. You will use whatever strategies are possible and reasonable to this end.
Respect and dignity
In your work practice you will ensure that service users are treated with dignity and respect at all times. You will at all times uphold a positive image of persons with learning disabilities and support and encourage our service users in ways and activities which will enhance their status in the local community and in the eyes of the general public as well as members of other professions.
Acquiring and developing skills
You will support service users to acquire new skills both social and practical to foster independence and enjoyment of their lives.
Staff will support service users to participate in a variety of community activities including, for example, adult education classes, work placements, and in using community facilities for the purposes of day to day living such as shopping for supplies, and leisure pursuits. Staff will encourage and support service users to take full advantage of community life.
Person – centred planning
All staff will be responsible for contributing to working with service users to draw up plans for their service provision. In addition each support worker will be allocated a particular service user to whom they will act as a Key Worker, for whom they will have particular responsibilities. You will be required to plan new initiatives, monitor these and liaise with other appropriated individuals and agencies in line with Aurora’s guidelines and policies.
You will support service users in financial matters as required, with a view to promoting independence and appropriate management of personal finances. This will include assistance with budgeting and keeping account of personal expenditure.
Creating a Home
You will encourage and support service users to be actively involved in keeping their homes clean, secure, safe, tidy, and homely, as well as other related domestic matters such as laundry. Where service users are unable to carry out such tasks as are necessary to maintain the home on their own, you will be required to undertake these on their behalf.
It will be your responsibility, as part of the staff team on duty, to ensure that good hygiene standards are maintained throughout and that all matters relating to Health and Safety are adhered to.
Staff are expected to keep appropriate records as required by the home and company e.g. shift work plans, daily record book and medical records. Staff are expected to participate in the provision of appropriate reports as required by Aurora or other agencies.
Key workers are expected to ensure that records of their particular service users are kept up to date and relevant.
Conduct to Company
Staff must at all times act with regard to the reputation and interests of Aurora. Any staff member found acting in a manner which brings the company into disrepute will face disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
Hours of Duty
Staff will work 37.5 hours per week as required by the service. These hours will be allocated by the house manager dependant on needs of the service users. Aurora reserves the right to change your hours of duty with 48 hours notice being given. Staff are required to work one weekend in three.
Service Users Holidays
Staff will be required to accompany service users on one week holiday per year for which an allowance will be paid.
The company provides training for staff to carry out their duties. It is a requirement of the post that the post holder makes themselves available for training as deemed necessary by the company. Staff are also required to participate in regular supervision and appraisals and attend regular staff meetings. All staff will be required to work towards an NVQ in Care qualification.
The abuse of people with a learning disability, whether financial, physical, or sexual, in nature or by neglect, is taken extremely seriously by Aurora, and we work with statutory agencies including Social Services and the Police to formulate policy in this area. All staff must follow these policies at all times.
The Charity reserves the right to amend or add to job descriptions, and to change the employee’s place of work. All staff must be aware of the requirements of the Charity’s Policy documents and must adhere to Health & Safety requirements. Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a capable, well-motivated and personable graduate who is seeking a paid internship to work within our three Extra Care service offices for older people in Bromley. You will need to be resourceful and able to work independently, as well as work positively alongside others.
This fantastic role will be based in Bromley, very close to public transport links.
Hours: 37.5 per week (3 month opportunity)
The Role: To provide support to the Registered Manager and Project Managers by working closely with our personnel department to set up client files in line with CQC, data protection and confidentiality requirements. In addition you will offer assistance and support with local recruitment processes for staff and volunteers.
You will need to have a degree qualification and demonstrate good administrative, planning, organisational, filing, writing and planning skills. A warm, enthusiastic and empathetic approach is essential. Direct experience in health/social care is not required, although you must have an interest for working within this sector. The role will give you confidence as well as providing invaluable skills, life and work experience and knowledge that will serve you for many years to come!
To set up and maintain client files.
Maintaining accurate records of client files.
To assist with the recruitment of staff, volunteers and other related administrative duties associated with recruitment.
To audit client files and ensure they meet contractual and CQC standards.
To develop good filing systems in line with data protection and confidentiality policies and procedures.
To communicate effectively with Creative Support Head Office Personnel department in order to ensure robust procedures are put in place.
To assist with setting up and maintaining Registered Office operational files.
Any other duties as required.
As a Charity Creative Support can offer you:
Great overall experience and satisfying, responsible work
An opportunity to develop/enhance transferable skills that can be applied in a range of settings, as well as health and social care.You will be able to build up your CV and we can provide you with a reference.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Main duties and responsibilities Work with clients
- Provide casework covering the full range of debt work, including financial capability advice.
- Advise and assist client in negotiating with relevant housing, welfare benefit and justice agencies, and in budgeting, paying bills, maximizing income, and claiming relevant benefits.
- Act for the client where necessary by calculating, negotiating, and acting on debts, including offering advice on remedies such as challenging debts, debt relief orders, and bankruptcy, informal debt management plans.
- Clarify with the client their priority and non-priority debts, and assist the client to budget and negotiate realistic repayment plans with creditors
- Attain project targets and outcomes as set by the funder.
- Ensure that clients receive a prompt and professional service
- Ensure that all casework conforms to the organisations Advice Quality Standard and/or the Specialist Quality Mark as appropriate.
- Maintain case records for the purpose of continuity of casework, information retrieval, and statistical monitoring and report preparation .
- Set up and maintain casework and other admin systems as required.
- Maintain agreed monitoring and outcome information for commissioning agencies and internal management purposes.
- Keep up to date with legislation, case law, policies and procedures relating to money
advice, and attend appropriate training; including reading relevant publications
- Attend meetings, supervision and training as required by line manager
- Uphold the aims and principles of the organisation
- Comply with all the organisation’s published policies and procedures, paying particular attention to Health and Safety, Confidentiality, and Equal Opportunities.
- Comply with organisational, statutory and legislative requirements
- Maintain regular contact with voluntary and statutory agencies.
- Undertake other such duties as may be required to ensure the effective delivery and development of the service
This job description provides an indication of the roles and responsibilities of the post. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of the duties. It may be re-negotiated, in consultation with staff, as the organisation develops. Some aspects of the role may be limited by the terms of a particular contract or funding.
Person Specification Essential Desirable
1. Trained in Specialist Debt Advice work and related areas.
2. Ability to plan, prioritise own work, meet deadlines and manage caseload.
3. Ability to monitor and maintain own standards.
4. Effective written and oral communication skills with particular emphasis on negotiations.
5. Understand the issues involved in interviewing vulnerable clients.
6. A non-discriminatory attitude
7. Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team
8. Ability to research, analyse and interpret complex information
9. Access to transport and ability to work in a variety of locations
10. Numerically competent and able to advise and support individuals in assessing their financial situation.
11. Understand and empathise with the aims and principles of the CAB service and its various policies.
12. Adhere to the organisation’s CORE values
13. Ability to use IT in the provision of advice
14. Be a DRO Intermediary.
15. Previous experience of delivering advice under the Citizens Advice quality framework (Generalist Adviser).
Application Guidance Notes
Your C.V. plays a key part in our recruitment and selection process. We use the information you provide about your skills, experience, career and education history to decide whether or not to invite you for an interview. It is important that you provide a full and accurate covering letter as fully and accurately as possible, ensuring that you give specific examples which demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role for which you are applying.
Please let us know if you require any adjustments to be made to the application process or would like to provide any information you wish us to take into account when we are considering your application. If you are selected for interview, we will ask you to let us know if you have any access needs or may require reasonable adjustments to the interview or assessment (if applicable) at that stage. Please be assured that we will be supportive in discussing reasonable adjustments with you at any stage of the recruitment and selection process.
Entitlement to work in the UK
A job offer will be subject to confirmation that you are permitted to work in the UK in accordance with the provisions of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996. You will be asked to provide evidence of your entitlement to work in the UK if you are successful and an offer of employment is made.
Please note that Citizens Advice Mid Mercia does not hold a sponsor licence and, therefore, cannot issue certificates of sponsorship under the points-based system.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. Some positions may require additional assessments (practical task/test or assessment centre). If this is the case, further details will be provided if you are shortlisted.
All job offers are subject to the receipt of two satisfactory references: One should be from your current or most recent employer or line manager (if you are employed through an agency), or your course tutor if you have just left full time education. The other should be someone who knows you in a work related, voluntary or academic capacity. Both referees should be able to comment on your suitability for the role.
References will only be taken up for successful candidates following interview.
Anyone who applies to work within Citizens Advice Mid Mercia will be asked to disclose details of unspent convictions during the recruitment process.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working for Citizens Advice Mid Mercia – much will depend on the type of job you have applied for and the background and circumstances of your offence. However, we are not able to employ anyone with a conviction for fraud or a sexual offence against a child or vulnerable adult, regardless of when the offence took place. All other convictions will be considered on an individual basis.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible.
An excellent opportunity has arisen for several Care Assistants to join our client’s friendly and supportive team providing residential care in Buckinghamshire.
Location: Gawcott, near Buckingham, Milton Keynes
Salary: £17,082 per annum, £8.76 per hour, plus overtime and bonuses available on top of your basic salary and an annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week) and part time (22.5 hours per week) available - Ability to work shifts as part of a rota system, including some weekend and bank holiday working
“Our residents do not live in our workplace, we work in their homes"
As Care Assistant you will work in at an adapted home providing residential care for five individuals with learning disabilities, some of whom also have physical disabilities. Working as part of a dedicated team, you'll support service users with their day to day needs to enable individuals to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
The role of Care Assistant will involve assisting individuals with:
- Personal care needs
- Mealtimes and social activities
- Attending appointments and maintaining their health and well-being
- Promoting skills and involvement including shopping and domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning
- Support in any other areas of their daily living
You'll follow agreed support plans and risk assessments to ensure that a highly effective service is provided, that meets each individual's needs, supports their aspirations and maximises their independence.
You don’t need to have previous experience, but you will be a caring and enthusiastic individual with a 'can-do' attitude, who is driven by the desire to make a difference and have the ability to recognise and understand the needs of vulnerable adults with learning disabilities. Desired qualities will include:
- Effective communicator using different methods according to the complex needs of those in your care.
- Teamwork and flexibility are key to the success of the services provided, as is a clear commitment to equality and diversity
Our client is committed to their staff and in return for your hard work they offer a considerable benefits package, including:
- Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, plus statutory bank holidays, rising with service (pro rata for part time hours)
- Comprehensive training and development support from day one with the opportunity to gain a recognised vocational qualification
- Regular support from your line manager and colleagues
- Monthly attendance bonus
- Annual salary and cost of living review
- Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
- Workplace pension scheme
- Life assurance of three times your annual salary
- Fully paid DBS
- Employee assistance helpline
- Mileage paid for car usage
- Structured rota so you know your work pattern in advance
If you are interested in joining our client’s friendly team, please apply today!
In accordance with CQC regulations, appointment to this position will be subject to satisfactory DBS, reference and medical checks.
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Our client is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Starting Salary: £28,000 pa
Post duration: Fixed-term contract of 18 months
Reports to: HNHCT Senior Policy Officer
Working conditions: 37.5 hours per week – Job share and flexible hours of working will be considered for the right candidate
Benefits: Pension, 25 days annual leave pro rata
HOPE not hate Charitable Trust (HNHCT) are looking to hire a policy and partnership coordinator to work on a new project.
The HNHCT and Centre for Towns report, Fear, Hope and Loss, laid out some of the core drivers of hate: a feeling of loss, a lack of opportunity and economic decline, most profound in post-industrial and coastal towns across England and Wales. This new project will find policy solutions that can turn these communities around and bring hope to these places, in order to stem resentment, which is all too often channelled towards migrants and minorities.
The project will :
- Help us better understand the interaction between attitudes to immigration and multiculturalism and the changing social, economic and urban conditions of Britain's towns
- Develop frameworks together with local authorities and key stakeholders in three pilot areas to create more inclusive communities based on how local people feel about identity issues, social and economic change, the issues facing their communities, and the strengths and assets of towns that give hope for the future
- Assist in bringing these lessons to a national level
- Build a network of leaders to implement change locally, to promote tools that empower local communities and improve integration
Role of the Policy and Partnership Coordinator
Your role in this position will be to coordinate the community and stakeholder engagement work on the ground, to develop and nurture relationships, to build networks, to manage these networks and build sustainability, all of which will shape policy change.
You will liaise with stakeholders, local authorities, and community activists to establish and then build and manage steering groups in three pilot areas. You will work with these networks to facilitate locally-embedded change in policy and practice, to challenge hate and to work for greater inclusion across the three pilot areas. You will also work towards building a national towns leadership network and working with them to facilitate national change.
This is a perfect opportunity for someone who cares about making our communities inclusive for everyone.
The role will be office-based in London but will require some travel to work with partners across three pilot areas in England and Wales.
Skills and Experience
You’ll be a self-starter with experience of multi-stakeholder engagement, with strong interpersonal, relationship building and organisational skills. You’ll also have strong research and written skills, be computer literate and have an interest in policy.
You will be a good fit for this role if you have experience or knowledge of working with local government. You will have a passion for challenging prejudice and racism, and building resilience in our towns and in communities facing a multiplicity of challenges.
- To identify and build relationships, and liaise with key stakeholders and local authority leaders
- To develop and maintain steering groups in three pilot areas
- To develop a sustainable Towns Leadership Network at the national level
- To organise meetings, events, workshops and community forums
- To facilitate meetings, workshops and events
- To lead the development of local inclusion frameworks with local steering groups and a national leadership network
- To assist in writing reports relating to the project
- To work with the Senior Policy Officer on research associated with the project
- Associated administrative tasks, for example minute taking, collating frameworks, chasing action points etc.
- To assist in the dissemination of project outputs
- To support the process of project evaluation, together with regular reporting and tracking towards the overall project outcomes.
- Maintain and promote the mission of HNHCT
- Uphold HNHCT’s values when working with communities, stakeholders and colleagues.
- Participate in events and activities to showcase the work of HNHCT and the Centre for Towns
- Attend agreed supervision and review meetings with your line manager.
- Contribute creatively to the future development of HNHCT.
- Identify and undertake other duties as appropriate to this role.
We believe that our work will be at its best if it is created by people with a range of backgrounds. We are keen to interview people who will add diversity to our team. We do not require degree level formal education.
To apply, submit your CV and cover letter, using “Policy and Partnership Coordinator Application” as your subject line and apply through our website. Also please complete the diversity and monitoring form on our website.
Your CV should be no longer than 2 pages and your cover letter should be no longer than 600 words, explaining how your experience and skills match the criteria we’re looking for. We welcome links to examples of your work, but this is not a requirement.
Applications will close at 11.00pm on Friday 27th September. Interviews will commence on the week of the 7th of October.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Service Support Worker
Location: Inverness (requires travel within the area)
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35 and 30 hours positions available
Salary: £16,380 per annum/pro rata (GBP 9 per hour)
We've got an opportunity...
If you love helping people in need, looking for a rewarding role or to kick start your career in Health and Social Care sector this position might be for you! We are looking for an individual who loves helping people in need to join our fantastic Independent Living (IL) team in Inverness.
You will work in partnership with service users and under the supervision of senior staff to fulfil service users' agreed Personal Plans, thereby enabling service users to maintain or develop independence skills and maintain appropriate housing or prepare for appropriate housing in the community.
You will support service users to allow them to remain in their own homes. Duties can include personal care, meal preparation, administering medication, provide support to attend appointments, provide support to manage their finances and their tenancy etc. In addition, you will also support individuals to gain the skills to live independently, or secure work.
Say hello to the team...
Sometimes a little help can go a long way.
The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) service (IL/CR) are dedicated to making lives of vulnerable people a little bit better. We're a small team dotted all over the country that shares the same goal - to help those that need it most.
From picking up groceries to helping out around the house, we're there to make a difference. There's nothing better than knowing the time we spent with someone made them feel safer, happier, and more able to deal with crisis.
This role could be for you if...
You can make things great. You know how to improve service quality for the benefit of users.
You're professional. You can to deal with queries in a diplomatic and confidential manner
You love being flexible. Working hours out with the norm suits you.
Also, you should be the following:
Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)
Full driving licence holder and access to own vehicle (desirable)
Have a good knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care
Closing date for application is 23.59 on the 1st of October 2019 with interviews to follow.
Should you have any questions on this role please email us at or call us on 0300 004 0554 quoting reference REQ0000024MV.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Flexible working policy
A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination.
Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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Connecting human kindness with human crisis
Our client is recruiting for motivated, enthusiastic and positive thinking Support Workers to join the team in a brand new bespoke 'housing with support' scheme at Saxon Court in Northampton.
Salary: £16,816 - £19,088pa + enhancements for Night Working
Hours: Full time, Part time hours & Bank Hours available
Closing Date: 30th September 2019
As well as a great benefits package and flexible, family friendly working policies, our client fully supports the career progression of their staff and on-going training is provided, as well as opportunities to progress within the organisation. In short, it’s a great place to work!
About the role of Support Worker:
How awesome would it be to be paid to play scrabble or plan a holiday?
Although the role will be challenging it will also be highly rewarding and you would be making a difference in someone’s life and putting a smile on their face.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the set up team for this new service. It will be home to 17 residents with complex learning disabilities and or have a condition on the autistic spectrum with behaviours that concern and associated mental health conditions.
Residents will be coming from either an institutionalized environment or living away from home for the first time, you will go on this exciting journey with them and play a big part in helping them integrate and live independently in the community. To do this, you will work with them to find out their interests and hobbies and plan activities accordingly, provide emotional wellbeing support and advice, encourage them to access befriending and advocacy services.
As this is a new service opening in February 2020, you will be required to work in our client’s other projects in Northampton (5 minutes’ walk from Saxon Court) and Burton Latimer whilst the project is set up. All travel expenses will be reimbursed during this period.
Please note that although the position is based in Northampton, you will be required to attend a one-day Corporate Induction event at Head Office in Nottingham as part of the induction process; travel expenses will be reimbursed.
You don’t need to have experience in care as our client will provide you with the required training to help you fully meet the needs of the residents. All you need is common sense, a ‘can do’ attitude, be willing to learn and share our values as an organisation.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people whilst further developing your social work skills and career. If you want to be a part of a successful team and share these values, then apply today!
Flexibility is key for this role. All shifts will be on rota basis and will be spread across weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. This includes nights and sleep- ins; a 33% bonus is paid for waking nights and double time paid for Christmas and New Year shifts. In addition, an allowance of £36.78 also paid for sleep-ins.
All successful candidates will be required to take a numerical and literacy as part of the selection process.
Benefits included with the role of Support Worker include:
- Free Health cashback plan; claim up to £100 for dental treatment, optician fees and other benefits
- 28.5 days statutory annual leave + bank holidays
- On-going training and development opportunities
- Free Enhanced DBS
- Benefits scheme offering discounts and cashback at high street shops and major supermarkets, gyms etc. via Health shield Perks
- £250 for referring friends and family who share our values for a job
- Free confidential access to 24hr assistance program for counselling, advice and support
As a Disability Confident and Equal Opportunities Employer, our client welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups and disabled candidates.
Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided we very much welcome previous experience working as: Support Worker, Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.
Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.
About the Service
Our Refuges provide emergency accommodation to women and children fleeing domestic abuse and sexual violence. We are there for women at a time of crisis and help families take their first steps to freedom and recovery.
About the Role
You will provide advice and support to women who have experienced domestic abuse in a refuge setting. You will carry out risk and needs assessments, develop support plans and carry out key work with women survivors. You should have a minimum of two years’ experience of working with this or a similar client group. An in depth understanding of the needs of women and children from a diverse background is essential.
The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
You will have experience of managing risk and following case management procedures to meet the needs of the client group, and the ability to work with women to help them to understand their needs, risk assess, develop safety plan and support them in linking with other agencies.
You will have a working knowledge of the available legal remedies, housing and welfare benefits, as well as experience of providing workshops.
Outside of this, you will have excellent administrative and time management skills and the ability to effectively manage a caseload.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Have you ever thought about supporting people with a learning disability to be empowered and in control of their own lives?
Our client is a charity dedicated to improving people's quality of life and helping them to be totally in the driving seat when it comes to planning and living their lives to the full.
Position: Support Worker
Location: Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Job type: Permanent (guaranteed hours)
Hours: Full time, part time and bank hours available
Salary: Up to £17,279.36 per annum, overtime and sleep-ins available
Benefits: A minimum of 28 days holiday per year, Flexible working arrangements, Contributory pension plan, occupational maternity pay, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, health cash plan, access to thousands of retail discounts.
Full induction process, outstanding training opportunities, development and career progression, opportunities to gain recognised qualifications, free DBS screening.
About the role:
The role of role Support Worker is incredibly varied, this particular role involves supporting an individual with Complex Behaviours, he enjoys theme parks, swimming, trampolining and being outside the home a lot!
Supporting someone with a learning disability isn't just personal care; it's so much more. The ideal candidate for this role will be fun, with plenty of ideas for activities and fun things to do.
This is a very rewarding role, however you need to be the sort of person who can take things in your stride, remain calm and be confident in dealing with sometimes difficult situations.
Our client in committed to ongoing learning and development, their ‘Learning Together Academy’ will make sure you have the tools and resources you need to do your job really well. You will also have the opportunity to complete recognised social care qualifications.
You don't need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker, simply the right attitude, a supportive nature, good communication skills and a great sense of humour is a must.
You'll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.
Due to the nature of the role a driving licence is required. You will also need to be flexible and able to work various shift patterns including early and late shifts and sleep-ins for which additional payments will be made.
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be paid for.
Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided we very much welcome previous experience working as Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.