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Day Care Assistants

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: Fam/22/209045
  • Published: Tue 23/08/2022, 10:46 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 30/09/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: Day Care Assistants - 30hrs/28hrs/26hrs hours per week
  • Salary: Scale 4
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Waltham Forest

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Day Care Assistants

Day Care Assistant

George Mason Lodge, Leytonstone, - Care home for older people with physical and sensory disabilities, cognitive impairment and people living with dementia.

Mapleton Road, Chingford - Care home for older people and people with physical and sensory disabilities, cognitive impairment and people living with dementia.

Alliston House, Walthamstow - Care home for older people and people with physical and sensory disabilities, cognitive impairment and people living with dementia.

All services are inspected by the Care Quality Commission and aspire to be Outstanding.

Working Pattern:
working between 7:00am and 9:30pm, including weekend and bank holiday working as required in order to meet the needs of our residents.

Ideally applicants should be qualified to a minimum of QCF/NVQ level 2/3 for the Day Care Assistant posts, however the ability to demonstrate a caring demeanour and key skills such of empathy, respect, dignity, and a willingness to learn is equally important.  Candidates must demonstrate that they have the ability to read and write in English and be prepared to undertake a written test and demonstrate basic IT skills.

You must be able to work in line with CQC (Care Quality Commission) standards and the national and local strategy, whilst also remaining accountable for ensuring that you provide a safe, effective and quality service for those who use our service.

Regardless of your position in the team you will be able to rise to the challenges of self-motivation, teamwork, and commitment to the people of Waltham Forest whom we serve.

Waltham Forest offers regular training and development opportunities. Individual and team support is central to our philosophy of enhancing the performance of all our staff and supporting them to achieve their career aspirations and goals. We offer regular staff supervision to support you in your job role.

Waltham Forest offers numerous staff benefits such Discount staff cards, Employee Assistance Helpline etc and actively support their staff wellbeing. Waltham Forest is a great place to live and work, full of history but with a focus clearly on the future.  It is a Borough with fantastic diversity; it is traditional but modern and full of aspiration.

Candidates who have been interviewed for this job role and have been unsuccessful within the last 6 months should not apply.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy