Attleborough Day Centre require a dedicated Manager required to join the team providing high quality day care, primarily for elderly members of the community, but also other adults requiring additional support. Currently providing outreach services Monday to Friday in response to the Covid pandemic. Attleborough Day Centre opened in 1994 to provide day care for those in need of such a service. Clients are mainly elderly but may include people with mental health problems, a learning disability or a cognitive, sensory or physical impairment and requiring a higher level of individual care. The Centre caters for around 30 clients requiring varying levels of support daily, three days per week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and is open from 9am to 3.30pm, The Centre is open 51 weeks per year in St. Mary’s Community Hall. The Centre also offers a range of adjunctive outreach services, some of which have been developed during the Covid-19 pandemic, and these are available five days a week. The Centre has a contract with Norfolk County Council for a large proportion of clients who are referred and funded by Social Services. The Centre also takes private clients – self funders. Attleborough Day Centre is run as a Charitable Trust. The day to day running of the Centre is managed by the Day Centre Manager on behalf of the Trustees who operate a Management Committee. It is run in accordance with Norfolk County Council Adult Social Services ‘Service Specification for Day Care’. The aim of the Centre is to provide high quality day care, thereby assisting people to remain living at home and to provide a break for family members who otherwise provide care. The dignity and independence of Centre users and their carers is respected at all times as are other basic values of privacy, choice, individual rights and personal fulfilment. The Day Centre Manager will lead a small team and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Centre and is accountable to the Trustees. Our successful candidate will have significant experience of working within the care sector either at management level or be able to demonstrate that this is the next step in their career. The candidate will be able to provide professional leadership encouraging an innovative approach to the delivery of quality, person-centred care and associated services, whilst also demonstrating: Relevant Health and Social Care qualification (minimum Health and Social Care Certificate Level 3 at entry)
Excellent organisational and leadership skills
Professional and methodical approach to work
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent literacy, numeracy and record-keeping skills, including Word and Excel
An understanding of working within a budget
Able to use initiative, make decisions but know when decisions need to be made by or endorsed by Trustees
Have a flexible approach to work, as necessary
Experience of working with or as a volunteer
Experience of interfacing with other health care professionals, family carers and community groups
Good understanding of care legislation, local and national policy
Commitment to supporting vulnerable Older People through high quality service provision
Commitment to training and development of entire staff team
Relief Care Worker:
Duties and responsibilities: Outreach: To visit service users in their homes, provide companionship, stimulation by facilitating activities including games, puzzles, crafts, daily living skills, IT skills, accessing the local community and accompanying on trips etc. Building based service (when this resumes): To provide assistance to users of the centre including help with feeding, toileting, bathing or with other personal tasks. Work with other members of the team to provide activities and assist service users to attend appointments as necessary and assist with the preparation and serving of meals. To maintain appropriate records to the required standard, undertake training or refresher courses and any other duties as required by the Manager. Previous experience working with older people with dementia is desirable but not essential. This position is for 10 hours per week at a rate of £9.00 per hour.
Tail-Lift Minibus Driver Part Time:
This position requires the driver to collect Service Users from their homes and transport them to the Day Centre in the mornings and take them home again during the afternoon, usually between the hours of 8.15 – 10.30, and again 1515 – 1730 (Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays accompanied by an escort to support passengers) and to and from a local Supermarket 9.30-11.30 on Fridays (exact hours may vary slightly). The Centre is currently providing alternative outreach services Monday to Friday in response to the Covid pandemic. Minimum 11 hours contracted per week with scope to increase as service develops. Applicants must have category D1 on their drivers licence and be aged 25 years or over. MiDAS and mandatory training will be provided. DBS check will be made prior to appointment. Experience of working with elderly people desirable. £9.00 per hour.
VOLUNTEER DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED:
To deliver hot meals to Older People living in the local area, monitor and support their well-being. Report to the Day Centre Manager. Experience working with Older People and knowledge of safeguarding issues desirable but training will be available. Use of car essential. Equipment provided and mileage and expenses will be paid. Needed for all weekdays 11.30-1.30pm (approximately). Please phone 01953 454613 for more information.
Appropriate PPE will be supplied. All appointments are subject to satisfactory checks and references. If you are interested in any of these positions, a full job description is available from Attleborough Day Centre (Mondays – Friday). Please contact us for an informal chat on 01953 454613.
We are looking for Volunteers to help at the Centre
Would you like to be involved with our Day Centre? Do you have a few hours to spare? We are looking for volunteers with an interest in helping older people living in and around Attleborough. We currently have opportunities to help with:
Supporting and befriending older people at the Day Centre (when building based services resume)
Befriending and engaging older people in their homes (own car/transport essential)
Delivering meals to the Elderly (own car/transport essential)
Assisting Older People to get out and about
Supporting Older People on small group trips ('bubbles')
All appointments are subject to satisfactory checks and references. If you are interested in any of these positions, a full job description is available from Attleborough Day Centre (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Please contact us for an informal chat on 01953 454613 or drop in for an application pack; St. Mary’s Community Hall, Church Street, Attleborough, NR17 2AH.