Carers in Hertfordshire is a well-respected, independent, carer-led charity, established in 1995. The charity works to ensure that all Hertfordshire's unpaid family carers are recognised, valued and supported in their caring role and have the opportunity for a life outside caring and can exercise a collective voice in the county. We support adult carers and young carers and provide information and support. We also arrange a variety of ways for carers to work closely and collaboratively with professional staff in a wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations to link our services and help those organisations to develop a carer friendly focus. 3 in 5 people will be an unpaid carer at some point in their life and 1 in 3 carers will have to give up work to meet the demands of caring. Although this unpaid care saves the NHS billions of pounds a year, it comes at a cost to the unpaid family carer - physically, emotionally and financially.
In 2016, Crossroads Care Hertfordshire South was integrated into Carers in Hertfordshire to strengthen the services and support for unpaid carers and the people they care for. Our Care Service provides Carers Breaks and Domiciliary Care in Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford. For some carers a great break is the best support as it enables them to have time to themselves and a life outside of their caring role.
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 £9.30 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 vacancies for Care Support Workers for our Care Service. The Application Pack for the Care Support Worker posts are available for downloading at the bottom of the description and in the download area at the bottom of the page (please scroll down). The pack includes: an Application Form with Recruitment Monitoring Form and a Job Description and Person Specification. You can also find some background information about Carers in Hertfordshire in the download area.
Project Development Officer – Urgent Carers Breaks
Hours: Full time (37 hours per week) Part time or Job Share will be considered.
Salary: £27,174 per annum FTE (rising to £29,824)
This exciting new project is designed to make sure that carers in West Hertfordshire can take a break knowing that the person they look after is happy and well cared for. Whether it is time to recharge their batteries or to attend their own health appointments, this service will make sure they get the support they need. Taking a break can be a vital support to enable a carer to stay well and continue with their caring role.
This role will plan a personalised service for all referred carers that meets the needs of both the carer and person they look after. They will source that care, either internally from our own care services, or if required from other specialist providers.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about high-quality person-centred care and has the skills and experience to lead this exciting new development. You should have a level 5 diploma in leadership for health and social care, and un understanding of what it takes to develop a new service.
Closing date: Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 9am
Interview date: Wednesday 3rd February 2021
The application pack can be downloaded from this link.
Young Carers Co-Ordinator
Full time (37 hours)
Salary: £20,344.39 FTE
Are you looking for a new challenge supporting young people to achieve their potential? Join us as a Young Carer Coordinator. You will support the team by taking referrals and holding a small caseload of families with emerging needs who need information and advice about local services. You will work with the administrator and a team of volunteers to ensure cases are regularly reviewed and young carers are offered appropriate support at key transitions. With experience there is potential to progress to become a Young Carer Support Advisor.
Closing date: Wednesday 6th January 2021
Interview Date: Tuesday 19th January 2021
The application pack can be downloaded from this link.
Young Carers Support Advisor
Full time (37 hours) Part time hours will be considered.
Salary: £22,269.37 FTE (37 hours)
Are you passionate about supporting young people to achieve their potential? Join us as a Young Carer Support Advisor. You will build strong relationships with professionals across a range of services, including schools, in a geographical area to improve understanding and support for young carers and their families. You will hold a caseload of young carers and their families and work with them, to reduce age inappropriate caring and help them to have all the same opportunities as their peers. Some families will need very little support whilst for others you will need to lead a team around the family to ensure they receive the help they need.
Closing date: 6th January 2021
Interview date: Tuesday 19th January 2021
The application pack for this role is available to download at this link.
Care Support Workers
Salary: Competitive (rate depends on the days and times worked with enhanced rates for evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays). Full and part-time hours available.
Are you a reliable, compassionate person and want to help people with care needs stay safe and happy in their own homes if that is where they want to be? Did you want to make a difference to family members by giving them a break from caring?
If the answer to any or all of these is yes, then you may be interested in joining our Care Service as a Care Support Worker. The Service aims to provide high quality, flexible services that respond to the individual needs of carers and the people they care for.
• Excellent hourly rates - £9.30 per hour weekday up to £13.24 per hour for Bank Holidays;
• Mileage at 40p per mile between clients homes;
• Paid holiday (based on the hours you work);
• Free uniform and DBS check;
• Training and ongoing opportunities for career progression;
• Support from office based staff and a 24/7 on call team.
Applicants will need a full UK driving licence and use of a car. You will also have good written and verbal communication skills and a calm and caring manner.
We are particularly looking for people able to work:
• Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8.30pm to provide homecare in the Borehamwood and Bushey areas.
• Weekends (to work 8am – 12pm noon and/or 3pm to 8.30pm) to provide homecare in the Borehamwood and Bushey areas.
• Flexible, but ideally regular hours Monday to Sunday to provide Carers' Breaks in all the areas we serve - the boroughs of Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford.
You can find out more or apply via the Care Support Worker pack available to download below or call us on 020 8905 1158 to discuss the role.
We welcome enquiries from people who wish to share their knowledge, skills and time as a volunteer. We have a great range of volunteer opportunities, including Trustees. check here for the latest vacancies.