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 or 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

CURRENT VACANCIES

TEAM LEADER – Based in Henley on Thames

ARE YOU DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE ABOUT CARE?

Download the application form or get in touch to discuss further. 

We are looking for someone who can motivate and lead others in delivering support to young adults with disabilities 

We can offer you – 

  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) raising after 2 years
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Easter, and other bank holidays off
  • DBS paid for by The Centre
  • Free comprehensive ongoing training (including the Care Certificate)
  • Total Earnings Pension Scheme (With Employer matched contributions)
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Additional pay for sleep ins (£68 per sleep in)
  • £100 recommend a friend incentive scheme for employees
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free Uniform
  • Twice weekly testing for Covid-19
  • Salary up to £23,536 (based on a full-time contract + one sleep in per week)
  • Overtime available 

 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. 

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 (at an additional cost)
• Able to work shifts, some weekends and Sleep-in duties 

We require
• NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable but not essential
• Good communication, ICT, organisational and leadership skills
• At least 2-years’ experience in Social Care preferably with Shift Leader experience
• Empathy and passion when delivering care 

ALL GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ARE ADHERED TO IN RELATION TO COVID-19

WE ARE A COMMITTED SERVICE TO SAFEGUARDING YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS AT RISK, AND ALL POSITIONS AT THE CHILTERN CENTRE ARE SUBJECT TO ENHANCED DBS CLEARANCE AND SATISFACTORY REFERENCES

 

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.