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Current vacancies at Age UK Manchester

Job Description

Location:             Crossacres Day Centre

Hours of Work:   35 hours from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
                             5 days per week.

Salary:                  £14,484 rising to £14,918 after probation period


You will be amotivated and dynamic individual with a commitment to providing a high quality service for older adults.

You must have an understanding of the needs of older people

Preference will be given to candidates that can also demonstrate some or all of the following skills and experience.

  • A basic understanding of mental health needs/issues.
  • A formal education qualification in care (for an appropriately experienced person, the opportunity will be given to obtain National Vocational Qualification Level 2 in care).
  • It would be desirable if you have a clean full driving licence with a D1, and a willingness to drive Age UK Manchester's transport when required
  • If you are interested in this vacancy please complete an application form and send to contact Michelle McKinney michelle.mckinney@ageukmanchester.org.uk

Due to the nature of the job and where it is situated the successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check; costs will be met by the employer.

AGE UK MANCHESTER - Striving for Equality

Job Description

Job Title:                   Senior Support Worker

Job Location:            Crossacres Day Centre

Reporting to:             Day Centre Manager

Hours of Work:         35 per week normally Monday-Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm excluding lunch.     

Salary:                       £16,259 after probation £16,747                   


PURPOSE OF JOB (as set out in the draft contract of employment)

a)     To care for older people in the Day Centre as part of a care plan intended to help the users of the service achieve maximum independence, observing the practices and procedures set out in the Age UK Manchester Handbook.

b)     To assist in the provision of a flexible transport service for older people to and from the Day Centre.

c)     To work with other members of the care team to help maintain and improve the quality of care provided within the community for individual users.

d)     The ensure the Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies of Age UK Manchester as they apply to the Day Centre situation are adhered to.

e)     To provide relief cover for other staff when required.


TASKS

  1. To provide care and support to older people with complex mental and physical health problems attending the Day Centre in accordance with the practices and procedures set out in the Age UK Manchester Handbook.
  2. To support the Day Centre Management team with the provision of all activities relating to the Day Centre service.
  3. To maintain a high standard of care, which responds to individual, assessed needs and that is recorded within the Care Plan.
  4. To assist with the provision of assessment, care planning and monitoring of the Care Plan; liaising with other professionals within the Day Centre network.
  5. Develop warm and trusting relationships with clients to encourage them to express their needs, views and concerns reporting any changes in their mental or physical state to the Day Centre Management team.
  6. To assist with the identification of problems / situations which may be affecting the maintenance of individuals within their own homes.
  7. To monitor the mental and physical health of clients receiving the Day Centre service and accompany clients to GP appointments and hospital reviews, where appropriate.
  8. Maintain contact with Day Centre clients receiving hospital in-patient treatment or assessments by undertaking visits and developing close liaison with ward staff, client’s carers/relatives.
  9. Maintain client information in accordance with Day Centre recording systems and policies, ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  10. To participate in staff/volunteer training and development including team meetings as appropriate.
  11. To follow Health and Safety guidelines carefully and alert the Day Centre Management team immediately of any concerns in relation to Health and Safety issues.
  12. To work with and provide support to volunteers within the Day Centre.
  13. To assist the Day Centre Management team with the provision of a flexible transportation system which meets the needs of clients receiving Day Care Services.
  14. To work flexibly and provide relief cover within the organization as required.

Person Specification - Senior Support Worker

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have the following primary requirements:

a)     Honesty and integrity and a commitment to the mission of Age UK including its equal opportunities policies.

b)     Ability to communicate simply and effectively orally and in writing, with people from a wide range of backgrounds, to understand the needs (often unspoken) of frail, older people and their carers, and to respond to those needs with sensitivity.

c)     Ability to work under pressure as a team member with self-assurance, self-confidence and a sense of humour, and to provide a cheerful, positive environment within which the well being of users can be promoted.

d)     NVQ level 2 in Care.

e)     A basic understanding of mental health needs/issues.

f)     Knowledge and experience of Health and Safety regulations.

g)     Knowledge and experience of administering first aid.

h)     Experience of providing care, support or domestic services to older people in a community or residential setting.

i)     Ability to liaise in a professional manner with other agencies.

j)     Good written communication skills, with an ability to contribute to a record keeping system and the charities database ‘Charity Log’.

k)     Ability to plan and organise a programme of activities for day care clients.

Preference will be given to candidates that can also demonstrate some or all of the following skills and experience.

l)     To have a clean driving license with a D1 and willingness to drive Age UK Transport when required.

Relief Deputy Shop Manager Vacancy

Primarily working from Withington and Chorlton shops

May be required to work at our other shops.
Please send an up to date CV or complete an application form and send to:  enquiries@ageukmanchester.org.uk

Application form

Job Description

Job Title:                   Deputy Shop Manager

Job Location:           Withington and Chorlton

Reporting to:            Shop Manager

Hours of Work:         5 days (35 hours per week) 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. over 6 days working Saturday on a rota basis

Salary:                       £14,299 increasing after successfully completing a 6 month probation period; plus bonus


PURPOSE OF JOB (as set out in the draft contract of employment)

  1. To assist the Manager generate income from the charity shop for the benefit of older people in the City of Manchester
  2. To be responsible for the management of a charity shop in the absence of the Shop Manager, including the supervision of volunteers, the management and pricing of the stock, and the taking of cash from sales.
  3. To ensure that the Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies of Age UK Manchester, as they apply to the shop situation, are adhered to.
  4. To work with other members of the team to improve the effectiveness of Age UK Manchester, providing relief cover for other members of the team when required.

TASKS

  1. Ensure the proper handling of cash and other valuables in accordance with the procedures laid down by Age UK Manchester.
  2. Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and a safe environment is maintained in all parts of the shop in accordance with the Health and Safety policy.
  3. Receive, sort and price all goods donated in accordance with the guidelines.
  4. Encourage sales of goods to the general public.
  5. Assist the Shop Manager in all aspects of retailing i.e. stock preparation, presentation and rotation.
  6. Ensure that adequate levels of first aid supplies are maintained.
  7. Assist with the generation of supplies of donated goods and ensure their acknowledgement as appropriate.
  8. Assist the Shop Manager in supporting and training shop volunteers in all aspects of retailing in accordance with their abilities.
  9. In the absence of the Shop Manager ensure the safety of all monies received until banked.
  10. In the absence of the Shop Manager be responsible for the payment of volunteers’ expenses.
  11. In the absence of the Shop Manager be responsible for petty cash and daily cash handling, reconciling any differences.
  12. In the absence of the Shop Manager ensure that all cash received is paid into the bank promptly and that petty cash is replenished as required.
  13. If required, assist on our delivery van, collecting and delivering goods to client’s homes

Person Specification

Relief Deputy and Shop Manager


Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have the following primary requirements:

  1. Honesty, integrity and a commitment to the mission of Age UK Manchester  including its equal opportunities policies.
  2. Ability to communicate simply and effectively, orally and in writing, with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
  3. Ability to work under pressure as a team member with self-confidence, self-awareness and a sense of humour and to provide a cheerful positive environment.
  4. Basic, accurate record keeping abilities.
  5. Experience of handling petty cash systems and processing invoices.
  6. Ability to maintain high standards of cleanliness and tidiness.
  7. Ability to work flexibly and provide relief cover in all Age UK Manchester shops as required by the Retail Manager.
  8. Ability to work methodically to complete tasks.
  9. Ability to work on own initiative and with minimum supervision.
  10. Ability to lift on a frequent basis, items of various sizes.
  11. Good standard of numeracy.

Preference will be given to candidates that can also demonstrate some or all of the following skills and experience.

  1. Knowledge and experience of the Health and Safety regulations.
  2. A healthy personal lifestyle and attitude, able to set a good example to others. 
  3. Ability to drive and have a full driving license

Home Care

Age UK Manchester recruits dedicated, committed Home Carers to work in all areas of Manchester.

Successful applicants will care for older people in their own homes as part of a care plan intended to help the clients achieve maximum independence.

We are also looking for Home Care workers to work 35 hours per week in various locations.

For further information and an application form, follow the links below.

Home Carers - Crossacres - Covering Northenden and Wythenshawe

Applicants should hold a formal qualification in care or demonstrate a willingness to undertake training to at least NVQ Level II in Care.

Interested?

For further information for working in South Manchester - Covering Northenden & Wythenshawe, please contact Debbie Meek on telephone no. 0161 637 8898

Apply

Home Carers - Openshaw Resource Centre

Applicants should hold a formal qualification in care or demonstrate a willingness to undertake training to at least NVQ Level II in Care.

Interested?

For further information for working in North, Central and East Manchester please contact Pam Bryan or Lisa Westwell on telephone no. 0161 914 9623

Apply