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Ethelbert Children's Services

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Kent

2 days ago

Are you seeking to join a residential childcare company that values and cares for its employees? …..

Are you considering a change in career and believe you could make a difference to young people in care? .......

If so, we welcome applications from individuals to care for and support vulnerable and at times challenging young people in our homes across Kent.

Vacancies for residential workers and seniors currently exist in East Kent, especially in Thanet and Folkestone. Salaries range, as follows, dependant on home location, experience and qualifications:

Residential Workers £18,000 to £20,000
Senior Residential Worker £20,000 to £22,000

Salaries shown, are for full time posts involving a shift pattern rota, including weekends and a sleeping in allowance. Part time positions are available.

Previous experience or transferable skills are desirable but opportunities exist for candidates with a desire to develop their own skills and understanding of working with young people and a willingness to undergo further training at our own dedicated training centre.

Further information about us and the work we do along with application forms can be found at jobs.ethelbertonline.co.uk

Application forms can also be requested via the JobsinKent website or by telephone request on 01843 823762.

Enhanced DBS and relevant checks will be required for all applicants.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note:
Ethelbert Children's Services also operates its own Fostering Agency across Kent, London and adjacent counties. We are currently actively recruiting in these areas and welcome applications from existing or prospective individuals or couples who would consider this challenging but rewarding role. Excellent training and development is provided along with payments starting at £455.00 per week per child. For further information please contact our fostering ream via the above links, directly on Freephone 0898 1681228 or visit us on our website or Facebook.
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Crossroads Care Kent

£15,815

Tunbridge Wells, Kent

13 days ago

Carer Support Workers – Urgent Response Team
West Kent areas

Full time 37 hours £15,815 per annum

Are you a people person?
Are you caring, and committed to making a difference?
Are you reliable and flexible?
Do you have your own transport and telephone?
Then this is the job for you!

Crossroads Care is Kent’s leading charitable provider of Carers support. We are now looking for special, caring people to join our Crisis Response Team in West Kent delivering enhanced support for carers.

All areas in West Kent required but ideally located to cover Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

Experience is not essential for Carer Support Worker roles as full training will be given to the right applicants.
Own car and telephone are required for all posts.

To apply please email melanieturner@crossroadscareek.org.uk
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We value diversity in our workforce and we encourage applications from all sectors of the community.
Appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks and references
Registered Charity number 1073896
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Imago

£17k - £20K depending on experience

Kent

15 days ago

Imago (formerly Voluntary Action within Kent) is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, London and East Sussex to deliver a range of services to individuals, voluntary and community organisations, the public and private sector.

Our mission is to promote, develop and facilitate social action, support independence and empower communities. User and volunteer engagement, leadership and involvement in decision making are core principles.

We deliver a wide range of services in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers.

Underpinning our work is a commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people.

Imago offers a competitive remuneration package consisting of salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefits and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

The Care Navigator Service offers free information and support to help vulnerable adults to manage change in their lives. We work in partnership with and provide a key link between statutory, voluntary and private services in order to promote and facilitate the preventative, early intervention and health promotions themes, and support timely and efficient hospital discharge.

Main Responsibilities:

♣ To offer a telephone service signposting vulnerable adults to support services including financial and benefit advice, housing, health and safety home systems, and leisure and social activities
♣ Work with service users/carers with the aim of encouraging independence, enabling
people to remain at home, assisting in reducing unnecessary admissions to hospital and supporting early discharge from hospital, improving the quality of care.
♣ To undertake face to face and home assessment visits to support individuals and
their families/carer enabling them to maintain/improve their quality of life to function as independently as possible
♣ To facilitate the individual in the identification of services within the local community,
and where appropriate the purchasing of services, to meet both their short term and long term needs as identified.
♣ Support individuals to access their local health and social care system (statutory and
non-statutory), providing emotional support and advocating for them as appropriate
♣ Assess and identify adaptation and equipment needs.
♣ To work with other professionals to identify those who would benefit from the Navigator Service and instigate referrals (statutory, voluntary and private services).
♣ Work in partnership establishing effective working relationships with GPs, Health and
Social Care professionals, specialised support services, and a range of voluntary/community providers, to ensure a holistic and joined up approach to individual support.
♣ Provide feedback to health/social care stakeholders and at practice Multi-Disciplinary
Team (MDTs), troubleshoot and escalate actions as necessary.
♣ To undertake research and necessary training to ensure we are offering a well inform high quality service.
♣ To accurately gain and record service user information that will assist in directing them
to the right support services, and will be used to measure positive outcomes for individuals.
♣ To provide written reports, upload the database and provide monitoring as required
to support delivery of the Service.
♣ To work under the direction of the Care Navigator Service Manager

Key qualities/skills:

Knowledge
♣ An understanding of the aims and principles of person centred planning, the Personalisation Agenda, Care Act 2014 and Your life, your well-being KCC December 2016.
♣ Knowledge of the Self Directive Support model, the Mental Capacity Act and the Data Protection Act, and Kent & Medway Safeguarding Policy and Protocols
A practical understanding of physical, emotional and attitudinal barriers facing vulnerable people

Qualifications & Experience
♣ Experience of working with vulnerable adults
♣ A high standard of education, preferably degree level or equivalent
Evidence of continuing professional development in health, social care or voluntary setting
♣ Experience of working in either a health, social care or voluntary role within the voluntary and community sector
♣ NVQ Level 3/4 in Information Advice and Guidance desirable

Key Qualities
♣ Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of people, particularly vulnerable people
♣ Creative and flexible in your approach
♣ A self-starter, able to work effectively on their own initiative and as part of a dynamic team
♣ Computer literate – ability to use multiple databases/websites
♣ Ability to build an effective network of contacts and gain the confidence of both professionals and the public alike

Other
♣ Willingness to work flexibly outside normal office hours as necessary
♣ A satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosure is a condition of Employment
♣ Full Clean Driving Licence and Access to a Vehicle Essential Ability to travel across the district

Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Please either submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY and or visit our website at www.imago.community for a full application.

Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.

Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.
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Crossroads Care Kent

£8.22 per hour

Dartford, Kent

20 days ago

Carer Support Workers required in the Dartford, Gravesham, and Swanley areas of Kent.

£8.22 per hour plus enhanced rates for unsocial hours.
Excellent mileage allowance and paid training.

Are you a people person?
• Are you caring, and committed to making a difference?
• Are you reliable and flexible?
• Do you have your own transport and telephone?

Then this is the job for you!

Crossroads Care is Kent’s leading charitable provider of Carers support. We are looking for special, caring people to join our team.
Full training will be given.

Email melanieturner@crossroadscareek.org.uk for an application pack.

We value diversity in our workforce and we encourage applications from all sectors of the community. Appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks and references.
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Meritum Integrated Care LLP

£8.00 to £12.00 per hour*

Maidstone, Kent

28 days ago

MAIDSTONE HOME CARE CONTRACT AWARD BY KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

MEDWAY HOME CARE CONRACT AWARD GOLD STATUS

We are currently recruiting domiciliary social care and support workers for Maidstone and villages and/or Medway towns and surrounding areas

Meritum is an independent family owned Kent based Care and Support company providing a wide range of services for people of all age groups We are looking for caring and confident people who would relish this opportunity to work in this rewarding area.

Our Maidstone office is based at the Maidstone Studios

Our mission statement is simple, we believe in providing a high quality care and support to all our clients through a professional and engaged workforce. In order to meet these goals we provide a workplace that is different from the rest.

• Earn between £8.20 and £12.00 per hour . Includes tax free travelling allowance

* Good loyalty bonus payable after six months.

* Extra pay for Evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and nights

* Full and part time positions available

* Weekend and evening work available

* Contracted or flexible hours

• NO experience needed, we can offer a full and thorough induction and mentoring program which will give you confidence and a full range of necessary skills

* Mileage allowance payable to surrounding areas

• 28 days paid holiday, pro-rata

* Uniform supplied

• Continual professional development through extensive in house training and free training for QCF/NVQ in social care

• Opportunities to progress into specialist areas with responsibility and leadership roles.

Confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory references. We are an equal opportunities employer

Must be able to drive, have use of a car and be available to work some evenings and weekends

For more information send your CV or ring Jean on 01622 684471 or Carol on 01233 620071
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Imago

£17K - £19K Depending on experience

Kent

29 days ago

Imago (formerly Voluntary Action within Kent) is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway and East Sussex to deliver a range of services to individuals, voluntary and community organisations, the public and private sector.

Our mission is to promote, develop and facilitate social action, support independence and empower communities. User and volunteer engagement, leadership and involvement in decision making are core principles.

We deliver a wide range of services in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers.

Underpinning our work is a commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people.

Imago offers a competitive remuneration package consisting of salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefits and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Purpose of Role:
To work with colleagues to successfully deliver and develop a range of exemplary, innovative and responsive services to support Young Carers. To provide proportionate and holistic assessments of Young Carers’ needs and to develop support plans.

Main Duties:

o Receive referrals from the Central YC Hub and assess level of need
o To support Young Carers to plan how they would like to live their lives and create support plans to achieve these outcomes, reviewing regularly
o Deliver local ‘Chill Clubs’ that are Young Carer focused youth groups
o Signpost appropriately in accordance with agreed action plan
o Identify local universal respite and short breaks for Young Carers
o Support Young Carers to access mainstream community services
o Recruit and manage volunteers to support Young Carers
o Work with community partners to identify opportunities for Young Carers
o Assist with and ensure any Safeguarding concerns that occur within the project are dealt with appropriately with the support of Imago’s Safeguarding Lead
o Give a voice to Young Carers through awareness raising and identification
o Work in partnership with the Young Carers team, education, health, youth services, voluntary sector, early help, social care providers to ensure they comply with young carer related legislation, and are able to identify, assess and support young carers within their own setting
o To undertake regular evaluation of the services provided ensuring that Young Carers experiences are at the heart of evaluation
o Keep up to date with issues affecting Young Carers [both nationally and locally]
o Attend training, team meetings and regular supervision
o Any other tasks and responsibilities that may be identified as necessary as the service evolves and develops

Qualities/skills:

o Knowledge of the needs of Young Carers, Social Care system for both Children and Adults
o Knowledge of issues relating to Disability, Long term illness, Mental health and Substance misuse
o Ability to work independently, organising work to meet targets, objectives and deadlines
o Ability to stay calm in a crisis and be measured in your response; be non-judgemental and measured in your actions
o Excellent oral communication and written skills, good organisational and time management skills
o Self-reliant and able to work with minimal supervision, as well as good team working skills
o A willingness to work flexibly
o A commitment to equal opportunities, diversity and making services accessible to all sections of the community
o Excellent computer skills, including the use of social media
o Hold a current driving licence and have access to own transport is essential

Essential Experience:

o Relevant personal or professional experience in social care, health, education, private or voluntary and community sector
o Educated to degree level or equivalent

Desirable Experience:

o Personal experience of being a Carer
o Knowledge of policy and legislation relating to Carers

Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Please either submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY and or visit our website at www.imago.community for a full application.

Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.

Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.
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Leeds Castle

Expenses only

Maidstone, Kent

11 hours ago

We are looking to set up an on-going internship programme within the marketing department at Leeds Castle. The intention would be to provide a marketing student with the opportunity to work on projects for a multi-disciplined marketing team for one day a week over a set period (TBA), possibly as part of their college course or for their individual learning. They would be providing valuable input into a very busy department and in exchange would gain hands on experience in what is an ever-changing and fascinating sector.

This would be an unpaid position, but we would expect to pay travel expenses from within Kent

Their duties would include (but are not exclusive to):

• Competitor Research
• Digital marketing, assisting with management of PPC campaigns
• Updating paid-for and partnership websites
• TripAdvisor & Google Reviews Monitoring
• Basic design work using InDesign or Quark, (operational posters, menus, etc.)
• Press cuttings administration and updating press lists
• Copy writing – blog stories for website and simple press releases
• Assisting photoshoots and filming (planning admin and runner for shoot days)
• Responding to press requests for images and copy, preparing press packs
• Blogger Outreach and contacting Social Media Influencers
• Data input
• Updating Listings
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Queen Elizabeth Court, RBLI

from £7.60 per hour to £8.10

Aylesford, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent

12 hours ago

Part time - 18 hours and Bank positions available

Main Purpose of Job:
To provide domiciliary support to residents and relatives in their own flat. A policy of “promoting independence of residents need” to be adopted as much as practically possible to ensure residents stay active and independent. Work in a team environment.

Your Key Responsibilities:
• As part of the individual residents care plan and when required attend to the comfort and personal appearance and hygiene of residents at all times including assistance with dressing and undressing, eating and drinking, self-administration of medication, toileting, bathing, combing hair, assisting with dentures and hearing aids. Assist with ordering prescriptions and food vouchers.
• Prepare and cook food for residents in their flats. Prepare residents for meals. Provide assistance to residents with eating as required. Wash and tidy away crockery for residents. Prepare snacks for residents as detailed in care plan in their flat.

Under take a range of domestic task including:

•Vacuuming, cleaning and washing floors
• Polishing
• Cleaning baths, sinks, toilets, ovens windows (inside only).
• Removing cobwebs from ceilings and walls
• Shopping
• Clean and tidy residents flat keeping clothing and possessions in order and how they would wish their property to be cleaned and stored.
• Make beds and change bed linen. Dispose of soiled linen in accordance with procedures for safe transfer to washing machine.
• When required wash dry and iron residents linen and clothing in accordance with instruction labels. Put linen and clothing away tidily.
• Document all care given to Residents in accordance with CQC/RBLI requirements.
• Where CPD or other in house training is offered or provided, employees have a responsibility to attend and take advantage of this in order to ensure they maintain and develop professional competence. Where required, staff must keep records of such CPD for the purpose of continued registration to practice.


Personal Attributes:
• Caring
• Compassionate
• Compliant
• Of high integrity
• A self motivated, resilient & tenacious self starter with strong team ethics
• Empathetic and approachable whilst ensuring that boundaries are maintained
• Flexible, reliable and responsive to change
• Good interpersonal skills

Skills and Experience Required:
• Basic numeracy & literacy skills
• Demonstrates a basic understanding of the needs of the patient and the role of the Domiciliary Carer.
• Proven customer care / carer experience
• Must be over 18
• The job is a physical one and often requires manual handling, so a good level of fitness is required
• Hold NVQ Level 2 Care Award is an advantage
• Experience of caring, or able to demonstrate knowledge of what domiciliary carers do, ideally in a residential/nursing home or sheltered housing environment.
• Knowledge of Health and Safety in the workplace
To hold the Care Certificate or willing to complete this within the probation period.

RBLI offer 20 days holiday per annum pro rata, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan, Life Assurance and Childcare Vouchers.

If you wish to be considered for the above roles, forward your CV and covering letter including a supporting statement.

* RBLI reserves the right to remove a vacancy at any time prior to the published closing date

RBLI is an equal opportunities employer
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Strode Park Foundation

£7.99 per hour - £8.44 per hour

Rainham, Kent

13 hours ago

We are currently looking for enthusiastic, caring, reliable individuals to join our highly motivated team to provide support and promote independence to people who have experienced; ill health, disability, or lost confidence to lead independent lives.

Experience of working within rehabilitation, respite, dementia and day service settings is desirable but not essential as all training will be provided to successful applicants.

You must be able to lead by example and be confident in organising, and supervising, the home’s living and working environment. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

You must have a Diploma/NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards the award within twelve months of being in post.

Full Driving Licence is preferred

We offer an hourly rate of £7.99 per hour Social and £8.44 per hour Unsocial.
£15.98 on Bank Holidays and an additional 20p enhancement paid on the hourly rate for NVQ/Diploma Qualificationworked on a 24 hour rota which includes weekends and evenings.

Working hours: 35 Hours per week. Working hours are to be worked on a 24 hour rota which includes weekends and evenings.

The above post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service

For a link to our application please email: recruitment@strodepark.org.uk. Or visit our website
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Porchlight

£16,420 - £18,580 per gross annum

Canterbury, Kent

13 hours ago

Location: Canterbury
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: £16,420 - £18,580 per gross annum
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 9am Friday 12 May

Because like you, we’re dedicated to changing attitudes and changing lives

Porchlight is recruiting for a Voice Worker 37.5 hours per week (job share considered) , to be based in Canterbury but work across Kent & Bexley. Have you accessed supported housing services or community services within the last 5 years? Do you have experience of service user involvement? Can you motivate others and support service users to have their voice heard? If so we want to hear from you.

Please note working hours need to be delivered flexibly with considerable evenings and weekends.

The closing date for applications is 9am Friday 12 May. Interviews are due to take place on 22.05.17.

Porchlight is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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