Carers in Hertfordshire has joined forces with Crossroads Care Hertfordshire South. We see this as a great opportunity for the future and plans for integration of services are well underway.
We are pleased to be an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. It is currently £8.45 per hour for outside London.
We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage. You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk
We have six job vacancies at the moment - a Young Carers Worker, a Locality Worker (Carers Support) and three Admiral Nurses and an Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead. An application pack for each role is available to download below and includes: Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form, Job Description and Person Specification and information about general employment conditions at Carers in Hertfordshire. You can also find some Background Information about Carers in Hertfordshire in the download section below.
If you have any questions please contact 01992 58 69 69.
We also welcome enquiries from people who wish to share their knowledge, skills and time as a volunteer.
Young Carers Worker
Fixed term contract until March 31st 2018
Salary range £21,086 - £23,194 pa
The post holder will work as part of a small dedicated team to provide support to young carers in Hertfordshire. Their aim will be to:
- Minimise the risk of young carers undertaking inappropriate caring.
- Enable young carers to achieve their potential and to have the same opportunities that other young people enjoy.
- Ensure young carers and their families have access to specialist information and universal services that supports them and responds to their needs.
- Enable young carers to access appropriate help and support, including peer support, especially those who find it hard to access services and professional advice.
- Provide young carers with a platform to speak up about the issues that concern them and coproduce services for young carers and their families.
- Raise awareness of the needs of young carers and their families with schools, services and commissioners at every level and promote the health, development and emotional wellbeing of young carers.
Applicants will need a knowledge and understanding of; the experiences of young carers and their families; safeguarding children and vulnerable adults; health, social care and education systems for children and young people; and experience of working with children and young people.
They will need excellent communication skills and the ability to produce well written correspondence and reports that are concise, timely, clear and with supporting evidence.
Deadline: Wednesday 25th January 2017
Locality Worker (Carers Support)
Two year fixed term contract. Salary £22,054 pa (full-time)
This role is part of a new countywide community based dementia project that will support older people, people with young onset dementia and people with learning disabilities with mild to moderate dementia and cognitive impairment and their carers with accessing information and advice on rights and entitlements as well as providing community countywide activities to improve mental and physical wellbeing.
The Locality Worker (Carers Support) will work with carers to identify any unmet support/counselling needs they have and refer them to existing statutory or voluntary services or agencies that could help meet these needs.
They will also set up and facilitate any weekly groups, one-to-one sessions or activity groups for carers, in community venues, where there is a need for them.
For more information about the role or to apply please visit www.ageuk.org.uk/hertfordshire/job-opportunities/current-vacancies/locality-worker-carers-support/
Deadline: Friday 20th January 2017
Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead
Salary NHS band 7 £31,383 - £41,373 pa
Admiral Nurse x 3
Salary NHS band 6 £26,302 - £35,225 pa
Carers in Hertfordshire will be setting up a new community dementia service in Hertfordshire. The service, which starts in March 2017, has been commissioned by Hertfordshire County Council and is for people with dementia or memory loss and their carers.
As a result Carers in Hertfordshire will be working with Age UK Hertfordshire and other partners on part of the contract, which covers activity, information and infrastructure.
In addition we will be working with Dementia UK to recruit and host four Admiral Nurses. The Admiral Nurses are registered nurses with experience of working with people with dementia. They will provide practical, emotional and clinical support to those affected by dementia and their carers throughout Hertfordshire.
The purpose of the Admiral Nurse roles is to provide specialist dementia nursing expertise and support to those affected by dementia, with a specific focus on family carers/ supporters who experience difficulties within Hertfordshire. More information on the role is on the Dementia UK website:www.dementiauk.org/for-healthcare-professionals/become-an-admiral-nurse
Applicants for both roles should be Registered Nurses (RMN/RGN/RNLD) with formal knowledge of and also experience of dementia/older people with mental health needs.
For the Clinical Lead role, a clinical post graduate qualification in dementia/older people plus experience of recent involvement in practice/ service development are essential.
Deadline for both roles: Wednesday 25th January 2017
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