Carers in Hertfordshire is a well-respected, independent, carer-led charity, established in 1995. The charity works to ensure that all Hertfordshire's unpaid family carers are recognised, valued and supported in their caring role and have the opportunity for a life outside caring and can exercise a collective voice in the county. We support adult carers and young carers and provide information and support. We also arrange a variety of ways for carers to work closely and collaboratively with professional staff in a wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations to link our services and help those organisations to develop a carer friendly focus. 3 in 5 people will be an unpaid carer at some point in their life and 1 in 3 carers will have to give up work to meet the demands of caring. Although this unpaid care saves the NHS billions of pounds a year, it comes at a cost to the unpaid family carer - physically, emotionally and financially.

In 2016, Crossroads Care Hertfordshire South was integrated into Carers in Hertfordshire to strengthen the services and support for unpaid carers and the people they care for. Our Care Service provides Carers Breaks and Domiciliary Care in Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford. For some carers a great break is the best support as it enables them to have time to themselves and a life outside of their caring role.

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The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. It is currently £8.45 per hour for outside London.
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We have vacancies for a Carer Support Advisor, a Carer Involvement & Development Worker - Mental Health and Substance Misuse, a Registered Manager and Care Support Workers in our Crossroads Care Service. The Application Packs for the posts are available for downloading in the download area at the bottom of the page (please scroll down). The pack includes: an Application Form with Recruitment Monitoring Form and a Job Description and Person Specification. You can also find some background information about Carers in Hertfordshire in the download area.

If you have any questions please contact 01992 58 69 69.

Carer Support Advisor

22 hours a week. Salary pro rata of £21,723 per annum (37 hour week) 

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills to join our Information and Carer Planning Service and provide maternity cover for 10 to 12 months.Our team of Carer Support Advisors provides information, advice and emotional support primarily over the phone. Some face to face support is offered at our community hubs and forums.
Experience of providing support is essential and prior working with carers desirable. The successful candidate will be able to problem solve and remain calm under pressure.

Closes: Monday 19th November 2018 at 9am.

Interview: Tuesday 27th November 2018.

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Carer Involvement & Development Worker - Mental Health and Substance Misuse 

18.5 hours a week. Salary pro rata of £23,895 per annum (37 hour week)

We are looking for a confident and outgoing person to join our team of Carer Involvement & Development Workers. This role supports and enables unpaid carers to speak up about the issues that are important to them, particularly in the areas of mental health and substance misuse. It will primarily cover East and North Hertfordshire, although the post holder will be required to work across Hertfordshire on occasions.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and an understanding of carers needs. A good standard of IT Skills is required, including use of databases, MS office and the internet. You will need the ability to travel independently, have access to a car and have a valid driving license.

Closes: Friday 9th November 2018 at 9am.

Interview: Friday 16th November 2018.

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Registered Manager

£30,796 per annum (37 hours a week) - (plus on-call payments as and when required)

We are looking for a highly motivated carer focused Registered Manager with a positive attitude, to lead our care services team. This role is presently based in Borehamwood and provides Care Services across the boroughs of Hertsmere, Watford and Three Rivers.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and communication skills and a Level 5 diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care. 

Closes: Friday 30th November 2018 at 9am.

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Care Support Workers

Salary: Competitive (rate varies dependant on days, hours and times worked).  Flexible regular hours available Monday to Sunday.

We are looking for reliable, compassionate Care Support Workers to join our Crossroads Care Service, based in Borehamwood. Our Care Service aims to provide high quality, flexible services which respond to the individual needs of carers and the people they care for.

Good written and verbal communication skills and a calm and caring manner are essential for this important role in our organisation.

Applicants need a full UK driving licence and use of a car.

Our Care Support Workers receive comprehensive training enabling them to achieve the highest of standards in their work and there are opportunities for personal development. You can find out more and apply via the Care Support Worker pack available to download below. 

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