Wellbeing Teams do whatever it takes to support people to live well at home and be part of their community.
We challenge the loneliness, boredom and helplessness that many older people experience, and support people to feel connected, to contribute, be active and have purpose, their own way. Wellbeing Workers use their head, heart and hands to support people and bring our values to life.
Our values are: Compassion, Responsibility, Collaboration, Curiosity, Creativity and Flourishing.
What are we looking for in you?
Warm, friendly, reliable, full of energy, a great listener, flexible, a good problem-solver, helpful, honest, trustworthy, someone with a ‘can-do’ attitude, confident, self-motivated, caring, generous and kind.
- You are a people person, you love getting to know other people, spending time with people and working as part of a team. You would describe your family, friends and neighbours as very important in your life.
- You enjoy knowing your local neighbourhood, and being connected to what is happening locally – whether that is as a member of local groups, or just being in touch with your neighbours.
- You love to know that you are making a difference in people’s lives, and making a positive difference in the world, however small this may be.
- You love having a go, trying something new, are up for learning new technology, and having variety in your life and work.
- You are not one for standing still or being bored. You love being on the go. You have lots of interests and hobbies (when you have the time!).
- You would hate to do exactly the same job in the same way every day and love variety and you are a bit of a risk taker.
- You are happiest working in a supportive and connected team making decisions together and trying new ideas.
We welcome people who have never done care work before – we will provide you with all of the training and support you need. If you have not done care work before, you might want to look at this to check whether it is for you http://www.aquestionofcare.org.uk/instructions-page
If you have done care work before – we will provide you with all the training and support you need to work differently, as the Wellbeing Workers role is not the same as traditional care. If you have done care before you might want to look at this link to our website page that summarises the difference between traditional home care and Wellbeing Teams. http://wellbeingteams.org/the-model/12-ways-that-wellbeing-teams-are-different/
To apply please follow the link and answer the 3 questions below in the space provided.
1) We're curious. Being part of a self organising Wellbeing Team is not everybody's cup of tea: why might it be yours?
2) We support people to have great days. This begins by helping people get washed, dressed and have a decent breakfast (usually called personal care). Wellbeing Team members support people to get ready for the day and then make the most of it. How does a 'good day' begin for you?
3) How many miles do you live from Tilbury or Chadwell? How do you get around? Do you have a car, ride a bike, walk or use public transport?
- Complete the three questions
- Successful submissions will be offered a telephone interview with one of our Wellbeing Leaders. This will allow us and you to see if we think this is the job for you.
- If you are successful at telephone interview stage, you will be invited to attend a recruitment workshop on the 1st March 2019.
Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy – full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate.
How to Apply
Please apply online by clicking Apply. Please note, we do not accept CVs. If you have any difficulties in submitting your expression of interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.