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Roles at Carers Trust Thames

We have many different roles at Carers Trust Thames, offering our staff opportunities to progress and develop. We pride ourselves on our training (offered free of charge if you stay with us) and induction process, which will give you the ability to walk into your new role with confidence. This also gives our clients reassurance that our staff are well-trained and knowledgeable.

Care Support Workers

Carers Trust Thames is looking for friendly, practical, and reliable people to provide care in our clients’ homes and support them to get out and about. If you would like to make a difference to vulnerable or disabled people in your community, then we would love to hear from you.

You should have a positive attitude, common sense, and be committed to supporting others, plus be comfortable with carrying out personal care. Good communication skills are essential as you will be dealing with a variety of age groups, disabilities, and social and ethnic backgrounds.

Further Information

Pay ranges from £8.75 to £13, depending on qualifications and hours worked, plus mileage at 40p per mile or public transport expenses. Previous care experience is desirable but not essential as we provide a full induction programme and shadow training.

We require all applicants to work a minimum of 15 hours a week on average, and you must have your own car/motorcycle (except in Hounslow and Ealing).

Please contact one of our friendly local teams on the numbers below for a chat to see if the job is for you! You can also ask for an application pack to be sent to you, if required.

Applying by Email

To apply for a job via email, please download, complete, and return the application form and equal opportunities form below to jobs@carerstrustthames.org.uk.

All applicants are subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and reference checks. Please note that pay rates include an allowance for time spent travelling between clients.

Senior Care Practitioner- Milton Keynes

Senior care practitioners are required to provide care in our clients’ homes for part of the week and take on additional tasks including staff spot checks and client reviews and assessments the rest of the time. If you are experienced in care work and reliable, enthusiastic, and IT literate, and would like to help make a difference to vulnerable and disabled people in your community, then we would love to hear from you.

You should have a positive attitude, a willingness to develop your skills, and be comfortable in carrying out personal care. Good interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills are essential as you will be dealing with a variety of age groups, disabilities, and social and ethnic backgrounds.

You must work a minimum of 16 hours a week, and be available during some office hours. Successful candidates will also need to be available to work 2 evenings or early mornings per week and to cover some weekend shifts on a rota. You will also need to have your own transport.

Pay ranges from £8.75 to £13, depending on the tasks you are doing, qualifications and hours worked, plus mileage. The hourly rate for your senior care practitioner duties is £9.20 if you have an NVQ/Diploma Level 2 or equivalent in health and social care, and £9.67 if you have level 3. We provide a full induction programme and pay for your DBS and equipment.

Quick Apply

All applicants are subject to a DBS check and references. We will continue to recruit until we find the right people for these roles. Please return completed applications to jobs@carerstrustthames.org.uk.

Locality Manager- Milton Keynes

We are recruiting a Locality Manager to help coordinate and
manage our successful services for carers and people needing care in Milton Keynes. You will be experienced in social care and confident in supervising
staff and dealing with clients. You will manage a team of Care Support Workers,
carry out client assessments and roster visits for your geographical area.
Every day will be different – from ensuring that a carer’s respite break is
delivered on time, to mentoring a new worker, to working with your manager to
grow the business, to networking locally - your job will be diverse,
challenging and very rewarding.
You will be part of a small, supportive office team who cover each other’s work where necessary, but you have responsibility
for what happens in your area – when it is successful you can take the credit
and know it is because of the hard work of you and your team

You should have a positive attitude, a willingness to develop your skills, and be comfortable in carrying out personal care. Good interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills are essential as you will be dealing with a variety of age groups, disabilities, and social and ethnic backgrounds.

Pay ranges from £20,000 to £23,000 pa depending on experience and qualifications. Ideally, you will have an NVQ level 3 or be willing to work towards and you must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

We pride ourselves with our hands on and personal approach to clients and employees alike, so we are looking for someone who strives for perfection whilst keeping it real!

Quick Apply

All applicants are subject to a DBS check and references. We will continue to recruit until we find the right people for these roles. Please return completed applications to jobs@carerstrustthames.org.uk.

Live-In Care Support Workers

Can you provide consistent, high-quality care and support every day? Are you patient, resilient, and compassionate? When you are willing to become a key part of a client’s household, supporting them to live their lives in the way they choose, then we may have a great opportunity for you.

About the Role

As a live-in care support worker, you will support our client as and when they need it, and live your life alongside them. You will prepare and assist with meals, washing and dressing, personal care, and also escort them on trips out.

We offer full training, DBS checks, and all the required equipment. Paid holidays include 28 days per pro rata annum. You also receive up to 4 hours of breaks per day. You receive £89 per day, and job share is considered, for example, 2 weeks in 4. Accommodation is provided with food and all bills taken care of for you.

Quick Apply

Guidelines on Completing the Application Form

Thank you for your interest in Carers Trust Thames.

Please complete the application form in black ink or type (preferable). We use this application form to decide if you will be given an interview so please fill it in very carefully.

Please complete all sections of the application form. We do not accept CVs. If you need more space for a particular section, then continue on a separate sheet of paper.

Part A - Referees

You must give your last 2 employers as referees. If you have only 1 previous employer, you may give the name of another person who can provide a reference for you, but this should not be a partner or a member of your family. If you are currently self-employed, you may use a client as a referee. If you are still in full-time education, please give details of someone in authority from an educational establishment.

Part B – Employment History

Please give details of your present post together with the full name and address of your employer. It is essential that you provide a full work history and account for any gaps.

Information in Support of Your Application

Selection for interview will be made on how well you demonstrate you meet the criteria in the specification. Read through the job description and person specification and think of an example from your present or most recent job that shows you have the required skill or experience.

If you are unemployed or have been out of paid employment for some time, or have just left school/college/university, you may wish to include relevant experience from voluntary work or education. Do continue on additional sheets if necessary.

The Equality Act

We accept applications in a number of formats including audio and large print.

A disability is defined under the Act as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal activities. If you tell us you have a disability we will make reasonable adjustments during recruitment. If you are appointed to the post, we will make reasonable adjustments to where you work and your working arrangements.

Equal Opportunities Form

Please complete the equal opportunities form to help us to monitor our recruitment process. The information given will be used for statistical purposes only.

Data Protection

The personal details on this application form will only be used for selection and interview purposes as well as employment records if the application is successful. If the application is unsuccessful, the information on the application form will be kept for 6 months and then destroyed.

Acknowledgement of Applications

Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to everyone who applies for a post. We do appreciate the time you have taken with your application and thank you for your interest in Carers Trust Thames.

CONTACT our care charity in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, when you would like to join us.