Avondalecare are committed to providing a genuinely effective service that is of real benefit within mental health services. To provide a high quality service it is essential that we invest heavily in our workforce as they are vital to the success and effectiveness of this goal.

If you are a person who feels they have the compassion, determination and enthusiasm to contribute to this goal and you are looking for rewarding work that makes a real difference in peoples’ lives then we will be happy to hear from you.

As one of our aims is to help as many people in our community as possible we welcome applications from every sector of that community irrespective of age, race, gender or any other factor. We are principally interested in the strength of your motivation to help other people.

Working in the social care field is not like working in an office or a shop, it is at times emotionally challenging but equally it is deeply satisfying to be able to really help a person in their time of need. Avondalecare fully support their staff to give of their best and help provide the training, resources and support structure necessary to give high quality care.

We offer a comprehensive training programme that goes beyond just the basic legal requirements so that all of our staff are able to continually progress and improve in their professional development.

Opportunities

Community Support Worker

Avondalecare requires a community support worker to provide support to persons recovering from poor mental health. We are looking for a motivated person to fit into a pre-existing team within the East Kent Area. This position will include managing a case load of individuals living in the community whilst ensuring a good rapport and trusting relationship is built with individuals to help deliver the best possible outcomes. We are looking for an individual with:
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
A practical outlook with problem solving skills.
A genuine interest in people.
A positive and encouraging effect on other people.
Good self management skill and awareness.

An interested in developing their own practice and life long learning.
An understanding of CQC standards for providing support.
Good literacy skills to communicate in writing and within care plans/risk assessments the current concerns and plans of support for dealing with service user issues.

Desirable
NVQ/QCF L3 or higher in Care or equivalent subject.
Experience working with persons recovering from Mental Health issues.

Essential
NVQ/QCF L2 in Care or equivalent subject.
2 years experience working in a health and social care setting.
ICT, Maths and English GCSE grade C or above.
Clean driving licence and car.
An interest in mental health.

Positions are subject to satisfactory CRB check.

Please supply 2 references along with a complete job history within your CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you do not hear from us to invite you to interview with 2 weeks, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.
Closing date: Ongoing
Interview dates: Ongoing

Apprenticeship

Avondalecare is a provider of practical, effective, recovery focused support for persons with poor mental health. We are seeking apprentices to work along side our patient, calm and motivated team that ensure the highest level of support for our clients. We will offer our apprentices full training in a practical working environment and specific qualifications in order to develop and further their new skills.

We are interested in applicants who may have had a desire for higher education. Successful applicants will work within in our Community Team offering specialised support for people recovering from a range of mental illnesses.

Apprentices will be paid at an hourly rate of £3.00-6.00 on a progressive pay scheme, 30-38 hours per week and on a full time basis.

Desirable:GSCE A*-C in Maths, English & ICT. Full UK Driving Licence.

Please send a CV with two references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing date: Friday 8th February 2013

Interview date: Friday 22nd February

 

 

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