Care for others, make a difference

Applying to work in healthcare at this time could be a hugely rewarding career choice.

Private one to one Healthcare Support Worker

Full-time / Part-time circa £23,800 pa (36 hours pw)

Day / night shifts available

May be ideal for someone looking for a new direction to pursue a rewarding career

Our 27 year old son requires 24/7 support from his family and care team. He is happy and enjoys living in a purpose built annexe next door to his family. He has a small team of established support workers and we are looking for an additional member of staff.

You must be compassionate, caring, committed and professional. A clear communicator who is reliable and patient with your own vehicle due to location.

We provide an excellent working environment in a lovely rural location and you would be joining a dedicated team to provide support for our son who has complex healthcare needs as well as learning disabilities (no challenging behaviour).

The role will include personal care, sensory activities and keeping our son safe and happy.

For further information about the role call Polly on 07711 985363 or Cathy on 07539 603690.

Competitive pay and enhanced benefits are offered, including paid annual leave and a pension scheme. We provide comprehensive induction and specialist training.

The position is subject to an enhanced DBS, costs covered by employer, and is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We also offer:

  • Comprehensive induction
  • Blue-light card
  • Regular supervision and support
  • Paid annual leave (increases with length of service)

Please note face to face interviews are subject to COVID19 Health & Safety guidance and safety measures will be in place

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Completed application forms and CV’s can be emailed to PA-Recruitment@s4il.co.uk  Please indicate which vacancy you wish to apply for.

Care and Support Assistant – JY

Job description

Fun and active personal assistant needed in Hereford to support a teenage girl with autism, visual impairment, and other additional needs. Support needed with arts and crafts, drawing, swimming, and going out and about.

I am quite quiet until I get to know you so you will need to be patient and cheerful as we build a rapport. As well as the fun things, you will be supporting me and ensuring my personal safety both when we are inside and outside the home and setting boundaries plus encouraging my development and improving my life skills.

Minimum of 6 hours per week during term time and some flexibility in school holidays paid at £9 per hour.

Personal Assistant to Disabled Employer

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Salary £9.00 Per Hour.

Location Hereford

Hours 6 hours per week plus holiday cover

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About Me

I am 14 years old and live with my family just outside on Hereford. I have multiple support needs for my Autism, ADHD, VI, sensory processing delay, Pathological Demand Avoidance, insomnia, and Learning Disability. I am able to communicate verbally and can be anxious at times.

Despite my additional needs I like arts and craft, drawing, horse riding, playing online games, bike riding in Queens wood and swimming.

I am equally happy being home or out and about.

Job details

Personal care.

  • You would be helping me with some aspects of personal care and hygiene .

Activities

  • You will be supporting me with the activities listed above
  • In addition, you will be helping promote my independence and teaching me some life skills like the value of money
  • I have no danger awareness so you will need to make sure I am safe at all times

About You

Previous experience of similar work is essential.

You must be able to understand the importance of confidentiality, be patient, calm, be a good communicator with someone who has complex needs and have a good sense of humour.

Be able to set boundaries and encourage my development.

You will need to be a car driver/owner.

About Direct Payments

Direct payments are available from Local Authorities for people who have a care and support plan in place following a social care assessment. An amount of money is allocated to purchase the assistance and care needed to live independently.

I should stress that my Mum will be your employer and have full responsibility for recruitment, contracts, supervision, pay, training etc. A support service assists her in meeting her responsibilities as an employer.

Salary: This is a flat rate of pay that takes account of unsociable hours and weekend working.

Hours: These are the minimally contracted hours. If I require additional support at other times I will try to give as much notice as possible, an ability to be flexible would be an advantage.

Completed application forms and CV’s can be emailed to PA-Recruitment@s4il.co.uk  Please indicate which vacancy you wish to apply for.

Care and Support Assistant – RH

Job description

Care and Support Assistant

Male* buddy needed for 16-year-old boy near Malvern with high functioning autism. He needs support with his social skills and is eager to attend live music events on the weekends.

5 hours per week mainly on a Saturday but this may vary during school holidays paid at £9 per hour.

* The requirement for a male to undertake this role is a Genuine Occupational Qualification. The above post is therefore exempt under Section 7(2)(e) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

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Salary £9 Per Hour.

Location Near Malvern

Hours 5 per week

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About the Young Person

You will be working with a 16-year-old boy with high functioning autism, who lives near Malvern with his family. He will need a buddy to support him socially away from the home. He is a big music fan so some of your time will be accompanying him to live events.

Job details

Hobbies and social activities

  • Supporting him to continue doing what he enjoys.
  • You will mainly be supporting him with various activities outside of the home

About You

You will need basic maths and literacy knowledge; basic IT skills will also be an advantage. Previous experience of similar work is desirable but not essential, as you will get the training you need.

You must be able to understand the importance of confidentiality, be very reliable, be patient, calm, be a good communicator and have a good sense of humour.

Teamwork is important as well as being able to work on your own initiative and have some flexibility to allow for holiday or sickness cover.

A non-smoker would be preferred. If you do smoke, we would ask that this is not during work time.

You will need to be a car driver/owner plus be confident on public transport.

About Direct Payments

Direct payments are available from Local Authorities for people who have a care and support plan in place following a social care assessment. An amount of money is allocated to purchase the assistance and care needed to live independently.

The Young Person’s parents will be your employer and have full responsibility for recruitment, contracts, supervision, pay, training etc. A support service assists them in meeting their responsibilities as an employer.

Salary: This is a flat rate of pay that takes account of unsociable hours and weekend working.

Hours: These are the minimally contracted hours. If additional support is required at other times, as much notice as possible will be given. An ability to be flexible would be an advantage.

Completed application forms and CV’s can be emailed to PA-Recruitment@s4il.co.uk  Please indicate which vacancy you wish to apply for.

Care and Support Assistant – SB

Job description

Care and support assistant needed in Hereford

5 hours per week based in the family home in Belmont, Hereford paid £8.91 per hour.

Role is supporting a visually impaired lady in her thirties with tasks including shopping, going for walks, jobs and hobbies around the home, and supporting to attend toddler groups with her young daughter. An interest in crafting would be useful but not essential.

Must have full UK driving licence and own car and be willing to transport working guide dog.

Previous guiding experience is not necessary but must be willing to accept direction and/or undergo sighted guide training.

Ability to follow direction, and a sense of humour are a must.

Personal Assistant to Disabled Employer

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Salary £8.91 Per Hour.

Location Belmont, Hereford.

Hours 5

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About Me

I am a lady in my thirties and I live in Belmont, Hereford with my husband and our daughter. I have a visual impairment and need some support to help me maintain independence.

I have a young daughter and although there will be no childcare involved you must be comfortable around children as well as cats and dogs.

Job details

Housekeeping

  • Cleaning of rooms, vacuuming, dusting, laundry, etc.

Shopping

  • You would be helping me with shopping and other associated tasks such as typing out cooking instructions and expiry dates.

Preparation and cooking of some meals

  • You do not have to be a fantastic cook. You would need to wash up and leave the kitchen clean & tidy afterwards paying particular attention to putting everything back in there original place.

Hobbies and social activities

  • Supporting me to continue doing what I enjoy. Assisting me to attend various craft activities and also some toddler and parent groups whilst remaining respectful of my role as parent.
  • Supporting me to go on regular long walks with my daughter and dog, so you must have a reasonable level of fitness.

Supporting me at various events and day’s out

  • To assist with any personal care needs such as obtaining drinks and refreshments and assistance to facilities.

Other small jobs

  • e.g. helping to sort papers and letters. Occasionally assisting to use websites, programmes or applications that i find hard to access independently. Reading product manuals.

About You

You will need basic maths and literacy knowledge; basic IT skills will also be an advantage. Previous experience of similar work is desirable but not essential, as I will make sure you get the training you need including sighted guide. An interest in crafting is also desirable but again not essential.

You must be able to understand the importance of confidentiality, be good at following instructions, be patient, calm, be a good communicator and have a good sense of humour.

A good attitude to independence is important to understand a disabled person and their choices.

Teamwork is important as well as being able to work on your own initiative and have some flexibility to allow for holiday or sickness cover.

You will need to be a car driver/owner and be happy to transport a working guide dog in your vehicle.

About Direct Payments

Direct payments are available from Local Authorities for people who have a care and support plan in place following a social care assessment. An amount of money is allocated to purchase the assistance and care needed to live independently.

I should stress that I will be your employer and have full responsibility for recruitment, contracts, supervision, pay, training etc. A support service assists me in meeting my responsibilities as an employer.

Salary: This is a flat rate of pay that takes account of unsociable hours and weekend working.

Hours: These are the minimally contracted hours. If I require additional support at other times I will try to give as much notice as possible, an ability to be flexible would be an advantage.

Completed application forms and CV’s can be emailed to PA-Recruitment@s4il.co.uk Please indicate which vacancy you wish to apply for.

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Trustee

Services For Independent Living Seeks New People

Services for Independent Living (SIL) is a multi-award winning Herefordshire based charity which supports disabled and elderly people to gain and maintain independence and live the lives they want in their own homes and communities. SIL works across Herefordshire supporting approximately 300 people and employing around 130 staff.

We are currently looking for additional trustees to join our Board. Trustees of charities work with the managers to develop future plans and steer the organisation. It’s a rewarding and enjoyable role that can make a real difference to the lives of the people we support.

We are looking for people with good interpersonal and team working skills. In particular, we are seeking people with lived experience of disability and/or financial or financial accounting knowledge. At least half the members of our Board have experience of disability. You do not need to have been a trustee before as support is available when you start from existing experienced trustees. SIL is a welcoming and accessible organisation that is looking for people from all sectors of the community, who can bring diverse experience to the Board. The Board meets each month.

Angela Higham, Chair, said ‘SIL is a wonderful organisation to be part of, its success is largely due to the joint working between our Trustees and the highly effective Senior Management Team. We are looking for people that can join us as we look forward to an exciting period of growth and development’

If you are interested in joining SIL as a trustee, contact Euan McPherson, Chief Executive on euan.mcpherson@s4il.co.uk or 01568 616653 for an application pack.

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Financial Security

So, why do we think SIL is the #EmployerOfChoice?

We want to professionalise care work by offering financial security along with a career path

As well as offering a great salary, one of the best locally and ahead of national increases, what we offer goes beyond that. Financial security isn’t just about your salary or hourly rate, it is about being able to afford to have time off when you need it and that is why we have introduced new enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policies and enhanced sick pay. This reflects the policies of other more corporate professions and until now has rarely been offered in the care sector due to the lack of funding.

We listened to our colleagues when they worried about taking time off, and when they rushed back to work when still not fully fit. We listened to those that pointed out that care work is undervalued. SIL values its staff. SIL is a financially sound business and as a not-for-profit organisation we reinvest profits to improve services and conditions for both our service users and colleagues.

Care and Support Assistant – CD

Dedicated Care and Support assistant needed on Ledbury supporting a lady with MS. Help needed with personal care, housekeeping, shopping, and supporting with hobbies.

Hours are

Week 1 9-5 Monday to Thursday

Week 2 9-5 Monday to Friday

Completed application forms and CV’s can be emailed to PA-Recruitment@s4il.co.uk Please indicate which vacancy you wish to apply for.

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Personal Assistant to Disabled Employer

Salary                 minimum £8.91 Per Hour.

Location             Ledbury

Hours                  as per contract.

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About Me

I am 71 years old and live in Ledbury.  I have MS and require support throughout the day.  When possible I enjoy shopping and visiting my sister in Hereford I have grandchildren and 2 dogs that keep me busy.

Job details

Personal care.

You would be helping me with tasks such as bathing and dressing.

Housekeeping

Making and changing of beds, cleaning of rooms, dusting, laundry and ironing, etc.

Shopping

I would need you to help me out of my vehicle and load and unload wheelchair, bags etc.

Preparation and cooking of meals

You do not have to be a fantastic cook. You would need to wash up and leave the kitchen clean & tidy afterwards.

Hobbies and social activities

Supporting me to continue doing what I enjoy. These will include shopping visiting my sister and walking my dogs.

Other small jobs

e.g. helping to sort papers and letters

About You

Previous experience of similar work is desirable but not essential, as I will make sure you get the training you need.

You will have basic cookery skills and be willing to attend any training needed e.g. first aid, manual handling etc.

You must be able to understand the importance of confidentiality, be patient, calm, be a good communicator and have a good sense of humour.

A good attitude to independence is important to understand a disabled person and their choices

You will need to be open and friendly but understand about keeping a professional distance.

Team work is important as well as being able to work on your own initiative, and have some flexibility to allow for holiday or sickness cover. 

You will need to be a car driver/owner and be physically fit enough to undertake any manual handling needed.

About Direct Payments

Direct payments are available from Local Authorities for people who have a care and support plan in place following a social care assessment. An amount of money is allocated to purchase the assistance and care needed to live independently.

I should stress that I will be your employer and have full responsibility for recruitment, contracts, supervision, pay, training etc.  A support service assists me in meeting my responsibilities as an employer.

Salary: This is a flat rate of pay.

Hours: These are the minimally contracted hours. If I require additional support at other times I will try to give as much notice as possible, an ability to be flexible would be an advantage

Employer of Choice

Here at SIL we have a passion for care and improving the quality of life for elderly and disabled people; and to do that we need great people!  

You will be aware that there is a great deal of discussion about social care recruitment, retention and pay rates in the national media at the moment, and we have taken the decision to try and do something about it.

We recognise that our greatest resource is our employees.

There are national and local initiatives to help encourage people to work in the sector being announced by the government but at SIL we’ve already started and our aim is to continue as an employer of choice in this sector locally. 

We have worked hard to improve the working environment for staff. This has included offering paid sick leave, enhanced maternity pay and free staff training opportunities well above the requirements of the Care Certificate. In line with this ongoing investment in our staff, the decision to significantly increase salaries was the next logical step.  This step has been taken to acknowledge the hard work of staff across the organisation and to help us increase recruitment so that we can grow further and provide care for more people who need it.

With the 10% increase, SIL becomes one of the market leaders for pay in Herefordshire’s social care sector and hopes that by increasing salaries well above the forthcoming increases in April to the national living wage, that we will attract new people into a rewarding and interesting career.  

Employees can expect not only a good hourly rate, but receive first class training and perks, while working in an organisation that values its staff and provides excellent terms and conditions.  We want to be an employer of choice to demonstrate we value the people who we employe and what they do. 

We will continue to ensure SIL is an employer of choice in this sector and make the best possible working conditions for our staff.

To see our full list of benefits go to: what we can offer you