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Want to work in care?

Residents looking for employment opportunities in care are being encouraged to attend one of two jobs events in December.

Organised by Waltham Forest Council, the ‘Opportunities in Care’ events will take place at Walthamstow Library (High Street, E17 7JN) on Saturday 3 December, 10am to 2pm, and Thursday 8 December, 3pm to 6pm.

The Council has more than 40 vacancies in roles to support vulnerable residents. These include day or night support workers, roles in residential care homes, domestic workers and senior day or night coordinators. There are full and part time positions, with a variety of salaries available.

Residents with experience of providing personal care, knowledge of health and safety procedures or an NVQ level 2 in care can book a job interview that will take place at the event. A limited number of interviews are available on a first come, first served basis, booked online at

Waltham Forest also needs new full time Shared Lives Carers, who foster adults with learning, physical and sensory disabilities or dementia. You don’t need special skills or qualifications; all you need is a spare room in your home and the time, patience and commitment to get to know an adult with a disability.

Officers from the Council’s Adult Learning Service (ALS) will also be on hand at the events to offer advice to people aged 18-25 who might be interested in becoming an apprentice. 

The Council is working on a plan to create 92 apprenticeships for local residents, due to be launched in spring 2017.

Finally, the ‘Steps Into Work’ team will also run a stall at the Opportunities in Care events offering advice to help residents gain employment. Find out how to develop your Curriculum Vitae (CV), improve your interview skills and more.

Cllr Angie Bean, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: “If you’re looking for a new career and want to help vulnerable residents live a good quality of life, come along to one of our two jobs events and find out for yourself what opportunities are available.”

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