Current vacancies

Registered Nurse

Exciting Opportunity for a Registered Nurse with an interest in epilepsy.

An autonomous role, without any shift work, where you can make a real, lasting difference to your patients.

Salary: £40 000, depending on experience. 

JOB SUMMARY

Independence Homes is a unique community based specialist epilepsy care and support service of the highest quality. Our Head Office is in Caterham.

We provide 24 hour care and support to 150 people with epilepsy and a variety of needs such as learning difficulties, complex neurological needs, multiple medical needs, physical difficulties, mental health and other co-morbidities. We enable our service users to reach their full potential despite their medical difficulties.

We are a growing organisation with 14 services in Surrey and Greater London. We are shortly opening a new site and hence are growing our medical team. Unlike a hospital setting our nurses really get to know their patients, their families and their carers and exert a huge influence as to how their medical needs are managed.

 

BENEFITS

Opportunities for continuing professional development in compliance with meeting NMC revalidation standards.

Your own patients that you are responsible for.

A multifaceted role, including running medical meetings, monitoring  drug changes, training staff, managing emergency situations,  justifying funding.

Working within a great team that have a common passion and share on call responsibilities.

Being part of a holistic approach, working with other nurses, doctors and therapists.

Rewarding work with a great sense of achievement.

Seeing the long and short term results in  Service Users  lives.

Salary; £ 40 000, depending on experience.

Bonus; Performance related bonus in addition to salary.

Pension; NEST.

 

To find out more and apply, please download the application pack below and email your completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting job reference: IHLWEB

Or call 01883 333 1777

SQL / Junior Business Analyst

REPORTS TO: Business Analyst
DIRECT REPORTS: None
HOURS: 40

JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for working alongside the Business Analysts and accepting delegated responsibilities and duties related to the automation of business processes.
Job role entails software administration responsibilities.


Technical knowledge / Experience

Essential:

  • Significant interest in understanding and improving business processes/efficiency
  • Proven analytical and process mapping skills
  • Ability to design databases from ground up: Normalisation/Relationships
  • Ability and experience with building and administrating databases in SQL Server (SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2005)
  • Experience with Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Ability to learn about and take responsibilities for new software

Driver / Escort

REPORTS TO: Manager of a service/location
HOURS: 40 hours per week
SALARY: £8.97 per hour

JOB SUMMARY

  • To assist with the transportation of our service users for all service/locations.
  • To support service users to be able to participate fully in community activities.
  • To escort service users to those activities.
  • To work as part of the staff team within a home when driving is not required.

You will be expected to demonstrate flexibility on hours, availability and location.

Support Worker

Hours: 40, 30 and 20 hours available

Salary: £8.15 per hour

Service Location: Croydon Area, Sutton and Ealing

We are seeking professional and well organised Support Workers to join our team within the Croydon Area, Sutton and Ealing Service.

You will provide professional day-to-day care for service users whilst ensuring that a caring environment exists and maintaining high standards of professional practice at all times.

Team Supervisor

JOB TITLE: Team Supervisor
REPORTS TO: Service Manager
HOURS: 40 per week (including weekends and Public holidays)

Job summary
The team supervisor is responsible for ensuring the day-to-day smooth running of the service including staff management and record keeping. The team supervisor is to lead the shift ensuring service users receive the highest standards of care and support whilst adhering to Independence Homes' policies and procedures and ensuring requirements of the Care Quality Commission are met. Ensuring service users are treated with respect, dignity and in a way that enables and promotes their independence as individuals.

Waking Night Support Workers

Hours: 40, 30 and 20 hours available

Salary: £8.99 per hour

Service Location: Croydon Area, Sutton and Ealing

We are seeking professional and well organised Waking Night Support Workers to join our team within our Croydon, Sutton and Ealing services.

You will provide professional care to our services users throughout the night and early morning. We need responsible, motivated and committed individuals whilst ensuring that a caring environment exists and maintaining high standards of professional practice at all times.

Deputy Manager

REPORTS TO: Service Manager
DIRECT REPORTS: Team Supervisors/Support Workers as required
HOURS: 40 per week 

JOB SUMMARY
The Deputy Manager is responsible for the safe operation of their assigned service/s. Responsible for managing a staff team of team supervisors and support workers.
Ensuring the service operates at full CQC compliance, whilst ensuring the service users receive the care and support at an individual level, as set out in their Person Centered Plan (PCP). Ensuring service users are treated with respect, dignity and in a way that enables and promotes their independence as individuals, in line with Independence Homes values. 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensuring the service has the required level of resources to support the service users. Including ensuring that the service is fully staffed according to agreed levels.
  • Maintain the resource maps, working with the scheduling department.
  • Monitor service provision to ensure full compliance with all relevant legislation in line organisational, regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Keep up to date with any changes, or new legislation affecting the provision of services.
  • Support in the delivery of training for inductees and existing employees, as required.
  • Attend and support CQC inspections to ensure 100% compliant.
  • Plan and attend service user reviews.
  • Support Service Manager with service based finances and budgets, in accordance with the finance department procedures.
  • Support Quality Assurance activities of own and other services, achieving 100% compliance.
  • Acting as a representative of Independence Homes at all times.
  • Liaising with external stakeholders including medical professionals, care managers, families, advocates, therapists, prospective service users.
  • Ensure individual service user documentation is kept up-to-date and accurate at all times.
  • Line manage allocated staff team, including conducting staff supervisions and appraisals.
  • Ensure a high quality of service user care and support is maintained at all times, in line with the PCPs.
  • Develop the performance of others through effective coaching and line management.
  • Conduct investigations and lead on formal performance management hearings for any employee issues not limited to own service location.
  • Responsibility for reviewing and editing company-wide policies and documents, as required.
  • Ensure all identified staff training is up to date and in accordance to their roles and needs of the service.
  • Administer and deliver medication in line with senior medication training.
  • Support the Service Manager in the management of medication within service.
  • Supporting referrals activities - including service visits and assessments.
  • Support service users' ongoing medical needs.
  • Support service users who may require behaviour management.

 

General:

  • Observe and operate at all times in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • Provide a flexible working pattern, to ensure the smooth operation of the service including working out of core hours, weekends and public holidays.
  • To undertake any other duties as appropriate and as reasonably required to meet the changing needs of the service.
  • Ensuring that service user needs and business objectives are met.
  • Ensure effective on-call cover for designated services.

 

Person Specification:

  • Minimum 1 year's supervisory experience in the health and social care sector.
  • Minimum of Level 3 NVQ or QCF Diploma in Health & Social Care and working towards Level 5 Diploma.
  • Full working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Safeguarding frameworks.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and as an individual. To provide direction to team supervisors and support workers.
  • Self-confidence and the ability to manage challenging situations.
  • Ability to address and respond to employee issues in a fair and consistent manner. Including informal and formal performance management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Minimum Level 1 in numeracy.
  • Minimum Level 2 in literacy.
  • Strong organisational, time management and planning skills, with a commitment to self management and continuous personal development.
  • IT literate. Use of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Flexible, professional and positive approach to multi-site working.
  • Proven reliability in terms of full attendance and timekeeping.
  • Full UK driving licence (preferred).

 

Competencies:

  • Service User Focus
  • Learning and Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Leading, Managing and Planning
  • Company Standards
  • Team Work
  • Communication
  • Medical
     

This job description is intended to provide an outline of the role at present. It may be subject to change in light of future changes and developments within the business.

To find out more and apply, please download the application pack below and email your completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting job reference: IHLWEB

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard back from us within 14 working days then unfortunately your application has not been successful. Please allow 6 months before you re apply.

 

Cleaner

Reports To: Service Manager

Hours: 20 per week

Job Summary

To provide designated services with the highest level of housekeeping and cleanliness. Ensuring service users are treated with respect, dignity and in a way that enables and promotes their independence as individuals.