JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Housekeeping Assistant

Job Description

Job Title:                    Housekeeper

Accountable to:        HR & Office Manager

Salary:                        £7.50 per hour      

Hours:                        16 hours Monday – Friday (1pm until 5pm Monday & 2pm until 5pm Tuesday to Friday inclusive) There may be some flexibility to these hours which can be discussed on application.

Holidays:                   23 days holiday per annum (3 days to be held over for the

                                   Centre’s Christmas shutdown) plus all statutory BH’s                        

 Purpose of the Role:

To keep the Centre tidy, clean, maintain a high level of hygiene for the welfare of the children/participants, parents/carers and staff.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To carry out cleaning and associated duties at the centre on a daily basis in line with planned rotas/task split

Specific responsibilities include:

Cleaning, washing, sweeping, mopping, dusting and vacuum cleaning

  • Washing/drying up crockery and cutlery and store.
  • Loading/unloading dishwasher.
  • Emptying litter/recycle bins and removing waste to designated areas
  • Clean dining tables and areas in service areas
  • Disinfect potties, as required
  • Cleaning of toilets, scrubbing floors
  • Using powered equipment where/when necessary (buffing machine, wet/dry vacuum cleaner)
  • Cleaning of working surfaces and other furniture as directed
  • Use initiative and prioritise if other incidents have occurred i.e. spillages, mess
  • Undertake any other duties which may reasonably regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities
  • Load washing machine/unload dry towels
  • Replenishment of hygiene supplies in all toilet facilities
  • Undertake Legionella prevention measure/monitoring as per schedules

Additional jobs when necessary:

  • Clean window sills, glass and mirrors when needed
  • Deep clean of service equipment, kitchen & offices termly
  • Keep stocks up to date, add to shopping list – weekly
  • Disinfect children’s furniture, carpets and toys based on cleaning rota

Person Specification:

 Health and Safety:

  • To use equipment within Health and safety regulations and report any faults to service director/health and safety officers
  • Be responsible for own health and safety as well as children/participants/parents/carers/ colleagues

Knowledge and Understanding

 

  • Knowledge of Health & Safety Regulations as they relate to the operation of cleaning equipment and the dilution of cleaning materials.    

Experience

 

  • Experience of undertaking a range of cleaning duties

Skills & Abilities

  • Undertake a range of manual cleaning activities
  • Maintain high standard of cleanliness
  • Work effectively and supportively as a member of the rainbow Centre
  • Work in an organised and methodical manner
  • Act on own initiative, dealing with any unexpected problems that arise
  • Demonstrate commitment to Equal Opportunities

 Personal Qualities

  • Willingness to clean any area of the Centre as requested by the Office Manager
  • Willingness to take personal responsibility for standard of work carried out.
  • Willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities to further knowledge
  • Willingness to maintain confidentiality
  • Be sensitive to the needs of children/parents and participants/carers
  • Ability to work flexible hours on occasions

All staff are subject to a DBS check through the Disclosure Barring Service; are required to provide proof of their right to work in the UK and if they have lived abroad overseas police clearances will need to be sought.

This job description sets out the main duties of the post at the date when it was completed. Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility.

Please call Emma on 01329 289500 or email enquiries@rainbowcentre.org

 

FULL-TIME NEWLY or RECENTLY (up to 3 years) QUALIFIED CONDUCTOR in Adult Services – The Rainbow Centre for CE, Fareham Hampshire
 
The Rainbow Centre is seeking a new conductor to join its adult team from April 2018. Ideally the candidate should have experience working with adults (Parkinson’s, PSP, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Head Injury and Cerebral Palsy). However, we would consider candidates wishing to gain experience in this field.

We offer excellent opportunities for developing knowledge and playing a significant role in the development of Adult Services within the Rainbow Centre. This also allows the applicant to gain further experience, not just in working with adults, but also to gain an insight and support our Children’s Service.

Since 2007 The Rainbow Centre has provided Conductive Education (CE) to adults with motor disorders, in addition to our services for children with Cerebral Palsy. The Nursery Group is registered with Ofsted as a full day care provider and has received an “Outstanding” grade by Ofsted for the last four consecutive inspections.

To be considered for this role you will be confident and experienced:

  • Leading sessions in the adults’ rehabilitation groups and supporting children’s sessions.
  • Teaching of the highest standard.
  • High quality Conductive Education.
  • A high standard of written and spoken English.
  • A lively and enthusiastic style.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to join the current team and skillset and to follow the Centre’s policies and procedures including manual handling, risk assessments.

We offer in return:

  • Supportive and professional staff.
  • Well motivated and enthusiastic adult participants and children.
  • Opportunity to join a supportive team of conductors with differing levels of expertise and experience which will support you in your personal and professional development.
  • A purpose built, state of the art building.
  • Wide range of resources, educational tools and equipment.
  • Potential to take part and actively form the potential growth of Adult Services at the Rainbow Centre and the range of services that it provides.

If you feel that your experience, skillset and attitude would fulfil this role, then please apply as this could be the job for you.

For more information (application form and job description) please contact us on enquiries@rainbowcentre.org

DBS check required.

Application deadline 9th March 2018, interviews to take place in early March.

Visit our website: www.rainbowcentre.org

 

CONDUCTOR required immediately – The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education, Fareham

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, qualified Conductor to join our team of conductors at The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education.

The successful applicant will be working within the children’s service, with ages 0-18.

A BA Honours or Diploma in Conductive Education is essential.

Candidates should preferably have a minimum of 3 years’ experience, but candidates with less experience could be considered.

To be considered for this role you will be confident and experienced:

  • Leading sessions in the children’s service and supporting adult sessions.
  • Teaching of the highest standard.
  • High quality Conductive Education.
  • A good standard of written and spoken English.
  • A lively and enthusiastic style.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to join the current team and skillset and to follow the Centre’s policies and procedures including manual handling, risk assessments.

We in return offer:

  • Supportive and professional staff.
  • Well motivated and enthusiastic adult participants and children.
  • Opportunity to join a supportive team of conductors with differing levels of expertise and experience which will support you in your personal and professional development.
  • A purpose built, state of the art building.
  • Wide range of resources, educational tools and equipment.
  • Potential to take part and actively form the potential growth of Adult Services at the Rainbow Centre and the range of services that it provides.

If you feel that your experience, skillset and attitude would fulfil this role, then please apply as this could be the job for you.

For more information (application form and job description) please contact Jo Candy joannec@rainbowcentre.org

Salary is dependent on experience.

This is a 2 year fixed term contract with the possibility of extending at the end of the fixed term.

DBS check to be carried out by the center for the successful candidate.

Application deadline is the 1st of March 2018, interviews to take place in mid-March.

Visit our website: www.rainbowcentre.org

 

FULL-TIME CONDUCTOR in Adult Services – The Rainbow Centre for CE, Fareham Hampshire

The Rainbow Centre is seeking a new conductor to join its adult team from September 2018. The ideal candidate should have experience working with adults (Parkinson’s, PSP, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Head Injury and Cerebral Palsy).

There are excellent opportunities for developing knowledge and playing a significant role in the development of Adult Services within the Rainbow Centre. This also allows the applicant to gain further experience, not just in working with adults, but also to gain an insight and support our Children’s Service.

Since 2007 The Rainbow Centre has provided Conductive Education (CE) to adults with motor disorders, in addition to our services for children with Cerebral Palsy. The Nursery Group is registered with Ofsted as a full day care provider and has received “Outstanding” grade by Ofsted for the last four consecutive inspections.

To be considered for this role you will be confident and experienced:

  • Leading sessions in the adults’ rehabilitation groups and supporting children’s sessions.
  • Teaching of the highest standard.
  • High quality Conductive Education.
  • A high standard of written and spoken English.
  • A lively and enthusiastic style.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to join the current team and skillset and to follow the Centre’s policies and procedures including manual handling, risk assessments.

We in return offer:

  • Supportive and professional staff.
  • Well motivated and enthusiastic adult participants and children.
  • Opportunity to join a supportive team of conductors with differing levels of expertise and experience which will support you in your personal and professional development.
  • A purpose built, state of the art building.
  • Wide range of resources, educational tools and equipment.
  • Potential to take part and actively form the potential growth of Adult Services at the Rainbow Centre and the range of services that it provides.

If you feel that your experience, skillset and attitude would fulfil this role, then please apply as this could be the job for you.

For more information (application form and job description) please contact Jo Candy joannec@rainbowcentre.org

DBS check required.

Application deadline 30 March 2018, interviews to take place in late April.

Visit our website: www.rainbowcentre.org

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist at The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education to deliver our new project

“Finding a Voice”. 
We have been fortunate enough to secure funding to allow the lead in this project to develop and add additional value to the service we already provide.

The Role:

Finding a Voice Project – Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist 

Location:                    The Rainbow Centre, Fareham

Contact Type:           Fixed Term (12-18 months)

Hours:                        Full/Part time – Hours negotiable

Band:                          7

Start date:                  To be confirmed

We are seeking a qualified Speech and Language Therapist who can work with a diverse base, including children with physical and learning disabilities, with a range of conditions. The person who will launch this programme must be able to work within the ethos of the Rainbow Centre and understand the principles of Conductive Education, as this project needs to be delivered in conjunctions with the professionals already working at the Centre.

The Rainbow Centre has been providing Conductive Education to children with Cerebral Palsy since 1990 and services for adults with neurological conditions since 2007.

Conductive Education is an integrated programme of learning, enabling people with damage to the nervous system to overcome the challenges they face.

Because of the complex and multiple disabilities our children experience, it will be necessary for you to be specialized in Paediatric Brain Injury to provide a package of services.

Areas identified as necessary:

  • A Complex Oromotor Assessment of each child.
  • Direct 1:1 SALT assessment and intervention.
  • SALT programmes in group format for oral and facial weakness.
  • Assessment of AAC systems needs of each child and the trialling, provision and use of AAC systems (low technology and high technology systems).
  • Purchase of AAC devices to help individuals communicate more easily and effectively. These devices can be a simple board with pictures representing a person’s daily needs or electronic speech synthesizers.
  • Purchase of oral and facial equipment.
  • Specific parent training programmes regarding feeding and swallowing.
  • Training of staff in early years language development to ensure their communication supports early years and continuing language acquisition.

Areas identified as desirable:

  • Facial and Oral Tract Therapy aimed at decreasing hypersensitivity related to Nil by Mouth Status.
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy to support parents in the interactions with their child to support emerging cognitive and language systems.
  • Training and education of staff regarding Facial and Oral Tract Therapy and how this can be used in a group format to further support their programmes.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with children with CP and head injury
  • Preferably experience with adult with neurological condition such as MS, PD, Stroke, Head Injury
  • Knowledge of a range of assessment tools
  • Experience with multi-professional working
  • Experience in teaching and training
  • HCPC registration
  • Member of the RCSLT

In return we offer:

  • Well established, high quality provision with an “Outstanding” reputation.
  • Supportive and professional staff.
  • Well motivated and enthusiastic children and adult participants.
  • Opportunity to join a supportive team of conductors with differing levels of expertise and experience which will support you in your personal and professional development.
  • A purpose built, state of the art building.
  • Wide range of resources, educational tools and equipment.
  • Potential to take part and actively form the potential growth of the Children’s Service at the Rainbow Centre and the range of services that it provides.

If you feel that you can use your experience, skillset and attitude to fulfil this role, then this is the job for you.  Help will be given from the team.

For application form and job description please contact enquiries@rainbowcentre.org

DBS check required.