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

FULL or PART TIME SUPPORT WORKERS and a FULL TIME TEAM LEADER

email (chiltern@chilterncentre.org.uk) or call us (01491 575575) to discuss further. 

You can also  click here  download our Application Form

ARE YOU DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE ABOUT CARE?

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

we can offer you –

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays off) 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
  • Weekly testing for Covid-19
  • Salary up to £23602.00 per year (based on a full-time contract + one sleep in per week) – For Support Worker role
  • Salary up to £25061.00 (based on a full-time contract + one sleep in per week) – For a Team Leader role

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

  • 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 and part time hours available (Full Time for Team Leader role)
  • Effectively lead, motivate, and support a team of carers to deliver person centred care (Team Leader)
  • Building professional relationships with key internal and external personnel (Team Leader)
  • Clear, precise documentation, training, and mentoring (Team Leader)
  • Medication management and administration. (Team Leader)
  • Being On-Call on a rotational basis (at an additional cost) (Team Leader)

We require

  • Previous experience in the care sector ideal but not essential as full training will be given
  • Good communication, ICT and organisational skills
  • Empathy and passion when delivering care
  • Good Team Player
  • A knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding
  • NVQ Level3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent (for Team Leader role)

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

COVID-19 considerations:

Current guidance regarding COVID-19 is followed with PPE provided where required.

Weekly LFT and PCR testing provided

Legislative requirements that come into effect from 11 November 2021, will make it mandatory for social care staff that work in a CQC regulated care home to be double vaccinated for COVID-19. This can be discussed prior to or at interview.

 

TRUSTEES INCLUDING CHAIR OF TRUSTEES 

The Chiltern Centre is seeking to strengthen its Board of Trustees with two new appointments as well finding a new Chair designate.

Chair of Trustees

The current Chair is standing down in 2022 after 20 years association with The Chiltern Centre. His successor will be committed to The Centre`s continuing progress and will be experienced in leading a strong Board of Trustees whilst being adept also at networking with all The Centre`s stakeholders in the local community.

Safeguarding Trustee

The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional in safeguarding and able to lead the Centre and The Board in ensuring that the highest standards of compliance in this area are achieved.

Legal Trustee

A qualified solicitor is sought to provide the Board of Trustees with pro bono advice on a wide range of legal issues.

 

All these Trustee positions are voluntary and suitably qualified candidates are now invited to apply. Please send a brief CV and covering letter to explain your interest to Lorraine Green, The Chiltern Centre, Greys Road, Henley –on-Thames, RG9 1QR or by email to chiltern@chilterncentre.org.uk to arrive by October 31st.

 

 

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.