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Recreational Assistant/ Driver - Stepney

Location
Brenner/ Stepney Community Centre, Tower Hamlets, Stepney, Greater London, E1 4NQ

Employment Type
Part Time

Salary
£8.59 + Benefits
Hourly

Contact Type
Permanent

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The aim is to bring older adults into an environment where they will be less isolated, take part in activities which will give them a sense of wellbeing, whilst allowing them to stay as independent as possible.

This post is for 24 hours per week and will include evening and weekend working.

The Role

The main purpose of the role is to maximise members’ independence, dignity and choice through the provision of the activity programme, use of transport and providing person centred care

Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities  

  • To encourage service users to maintain their independence by understanding their needs, wants and limitations, ensuring that members are given the opportunity to express these fully.

  • To participate in the care planning process for individual service users to ensure their needs are fully understood, agreed and documented to the agreed standard.

  • To assist in personal care for female and male service users as agreed with them and in accordance with the information documented in their individual care plans.

  • To facilitate and lead activities where required and to assist in the provision of an environment that is motivating and stimulating for all service users, reflecting their Jewish identity and cultural needs.

  • To encourage and support the involvement of volunteers within the day-to-day programme of activities and care.

  • To provide transport for people to and from the centre   and carry out any other driving duties as and when required.

  • To ensure that the vehicles are maintained to a proper standard of road worthiness and cleanliness.

  • To engage with the day-to-day coordination of care services provided, including the daily driving rota, and the operational decision making within appropriate policies.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant NVQ or Care qualification.

  • Category D1 driving licence – required or willingness to undertake this training.
    Note that the post holder must be over 22 years old with 3 years driving experience and hold a current clean driving licence.

  • Midas (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) certificate or willingness to undertake this training.

  • Experience of community work and working with elderly and vulnerable people.

  • Experience or understanding of working in a multicultural environment.

  • A knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance, and the ability or willingness to learn to drive minibuses up to 7.5 tonne.

Benefits
Jewish Care offers excellent benefits and training to all staff. Benefits include, free meals, 20 day’s annual leave, Jewish Care Pension scheme, various discounts, Loans and mileage reimbursement, ride to work scheme, eye tests, employee referral bonus and more.

About
Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation. We are the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week. Approximately 1500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain their service. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community’s physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. We care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.
We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating excellent social care that enhances well-being and inspires them to stay connected to their community. The organisation is committed to finding innovative solutions tailored to the people who use their services.
We are a proud to be multi award winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades they have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, and The Investors in People Gold standard.

Please be aware that this vacancy will close, once a sufficient number of suitable candidates have been identified therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

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