If you are looking for a fun, exciting and deeply fulfilling place to work then look no further. 

At the Chiltern Centre we pride ourselves on providing a great place to work. Not only will your role be interesting, and incredibly varied we are also a caring and fun team that supports one another to provide the best possible care for all the young people who come through our doors.

We believe that our team are at the heart of our success as a charity and we value every member, ensuring they are fully trained to have the skills, knowledge, expertise and confidence required to support the young people that we work with. Scroll down to find our current vacancies. 

So, give us a ring and find out more about joining the Chiltern Centre. 

‘It’s a fun environment to work in, it gives a huge sense of variety. The team here is a close-knit team because it’s a very small team. We’re all very much signed up to the culture and philosophy of the Centre.’ 

Gareth Groves

‘Since working here I have become more confident in myself. I think that’s because being around such humbling people. It’s just very inspiring.’

Anna Williams

I absolutely love my job because it’s just so rewarding, and it’s so humbling. If you can bring a smile to a young person’s face who is uncomfortable or in pain or unhappy in some way, then that’s enough for me.’

Allison Spary-Hawthorn

FULL TIME TEAM LEADER

We are looking for a dedicated, passionate person who can motivate and lead others in delivering support to young adults with disabilities

Starting Salary £21,850 – £22,350 (based on a full-time contract + one sleep in per week)

Duties

  • Effectively lead, motivate and support a team of carers to deliver person centred care
  • Building professional relationships with key internal and external personnel
  • Clear, precise documentation, training and mentoring
  • Medication management and administration.
  • Being On-Call on a rotational basis
  • Able to work shifts, some weekends and Sleep in duties

We require

  • NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care
  • Great communication, ICT, organisational and leadership skills
  • 2-years’ experience Social Care preferably with Shift Leader experience
  • Empathy and passion when delivering care

click here for application form for Team Leader

 

FULL / PART TIME SUPPORT WORKER

Are you a fun, flexible, friendly person who is willing to provide support and enrich young adults’ lives, helping them live life to the full?

Starting Salary £18,600 – £21,350 (based on a full-time contract + one sleep in per week)

Duties

  • Supporting young people and adults with complex learning disabilities
  • Being positive and having a can-do attitude
  • Working some weekends, evenings, and sleep in duties on a rota basis
  • Full or part time hours available

We require

  • Good Communication, ICT skills
  • Empathy and Passion when delivering care
  • Good Team Player

 

WAKING NIGHT SUPPORT WORKER (P/T)

Do you have a patient and calming nature with plenty of enthusiasm and dedication.  We are looking for a part time Waking Night Support worker to join our busy team.

Starting Salary £13,930+ PA dependant on experience and qualifications

Duties

  • 20 hours per week 21.30 – 07.30 (2 nights Friday and Saturday)
  • Occasional additional nights as and when required
  • To Support young people and adults with complex learning disabilities
  • Being positive and having a can-do attitude

 We require

  • To be available for Team Days (one a month) and any training days.
  • To have Experience dealing with medication, Gastrostomy feeding (Peg), Epilepsy/Buccal administration would be desirable
  • Ideally have experience working with young people with learning disabilities
  • Able to work using your own initiative
  • Good communication and ICT Skills 

 click here for application form for Support Worker / Waking Night

Based in Henley on Thames we can offer you –

  • 28 days paid holiday (including all Bank Holidays off)
  • DBS paid for by us
  • Free comprehensive ongoing training (including Care Certificate)
  • Total Earnings Pension Scheme (with Employer Matched contributions)
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • £250 recommend a friend incentive scheme for employees
  • Additional Pay for Sleep ins

In return we expect you to support our values by being

  • Respectful – we will respect everyone we work with and for, every day and in everything we do.
  • Courageous – we will have the courage to do the right thing for the people we care for, always speak up when we have concerns and have the vision and strength to adapt and embrace new ways of working.
  • Positive – we will meet both challenges and opportunities with positivity in order to champion the rights, needs and wants of people with disabilities.
  • Caring – we will treat everyone we work with and care for with kindness, compassion, empathy and dignity.
  • Inclusive – we will work inclusively to ensure that everyone we work with and care for feels valued and empowered to achieve their potential.

 

 

Volunteers

Our team of caring volunteers who freely give their time are a great asset to the Centre.  We rely on their endless help with maintenance, gardening, washing the minibus and more.  Volunteers do not work with young people directly, as a core group of long serving volunteers provide specialist care.

Fundraising

The team always welcome additional support to raise funds to continue the incredible support we give families.