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Amy Woodgate Specialist Resource Centre

The Amy Woodgate Specialist Resource is based in Chessington and is a centre that provides a residential and day care service for older people with dementia. They work to promote independence within a secure, safe, caring environment, ensuring all residents are treated with dignity and respect and as individuals. Amy Woodgate is committed to making sure that each resident and service user receives a fair and person-centred approach to their care and use the Eden Alternative to ensure that the residents get the very best out of their daily lives.

Residential / Care Officer Staff Bank Days and Nights
Salary: RBK Grade D+2 (£20,472-£22,956)
Appointment Type: Casual
Hours: Zero

About the role
We are looking for motivated individuals to join our dedicated team in providing high quality personal, practical and emotional support to our residents. Applicants will need to have an understanding and empathy for people with dementia whether this has been gained through working with people with dementia or personal experience.

We are seeking passionate Residential and Day Care Officers to join our team who will make a positive impact on the lives of our residents and service users. We encourage our residents to participate in the matters that affect them so that they can lead active, dignified lives within a secure and responsive environment. Creating the home-like atmosphere in which we pride ourselves depends greatly on all the people who work in our staff teams.

You will work as part of one of those teams to help residents achieve their full potential, using the everyday life skills that you already possess and which you can put to good use regardless of your age or background.

We provide a high standard of care for our day centre clients ensuring that they lead active and dignified lives in a friendly home environment. If you are applying for the day care officer job we are seeking candidates who are passionate about leading and creating activities which will engage the residents / clients. 

You will receive full training and we offer a supportive working environment. You must hold an NVQ level 2 in care qualification. A genuine regard and respect for older people with Dementia and a sense of humour and flexibility are essential to be successful in this role

Benefits we offer
The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:

• Local government pension scheme
• Interest free season loan ticket
• Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
• Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
• Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
• A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
• Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.

How to apply
For an informal discussion about any of these roles please contact Dian Sampson on 0208 274 4058.

Before applying please refer to the role profiles and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined the role profile.

Day Residential.pdf

Night Residential.pdf

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants

Given the ongoing situation, we have not set a closing date for this job vacancy. We are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:

· increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic

· the need to support more vigilant public health measures.

We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

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