The Salvation Army Centre in Southport

Are you interested in learning more about a fulfilling new career?

People are being invited to call into a Social Care Jobs Fair taking place in Southport this September.

Representatives from six local companies will be on hand to answer any questions and to chat about their experiences of life in the social care sector.

The Jobs Fair takes place at the Southport Salvation Army Centre, on Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AJ, between 11am and 2pm on Thursday, 29th September 2022. All are welcome.

This is a friendly, informal event with people able to stay for as little or as long as they like, with no appointments needed.

Tea, coffee, cake and other refreshments will be on hand, with free parking available.

The local companies on hand to meet people include: Amber Family, Tezlom, Community Care Direct, Autism Initiatives, Nugent and Dovehaven Care Homes.

There are dozens of jobs available right now which people can apply for if they wish to.

Visitors with a longer-term view in mind can also pop in to learn more about why social care is such a rewarding career, for people of all ages and abilities.

The Social Care Jobs Fair is being organised by Amber Family, which has three Residential Family Centres in Southport.

Amber Family Strategic Business and Training Manager Kate Hannon said: “We are all looking for new members of staff at the moment.

“We have invited some other employers from the Southport area to be present at this event too.

“It will be held at the Salvation Army Centre on Shakespeare Street in Southport, which is centrally located for everyone, and has free parking outside.

“The idea was to host a special event where people can call in at whatever point they want, to find out more about the social care industry, and why it is such a fulfilling and rewarding career.

“It will be a very relaxed event. There will be people present from all the companies that guests can come and chat with if they like, to find out from the horse’s mouth just what it is like to work there.”

Kate began working at Amber Family four years ago. She loves her job, and particularly the difference it makes to people’s lives.

Amber Family works in partnership with Mums and Dads over the age of 16.

Along with the local council and Universal Services, Amber Family will work with the parents to assess their parenting capacity. The 13-week placement considers the parent’s ability to respond to their children’s needs and to safeguard and promote their welfare, now and in the future.

Kate said: “Before working here I worked in the corporate sector, which was very cut-throat, and very target driven.

“I never thought I would be working in this environment. Now that I am, I think why did I waste all those years before working here?

“This is a very rewarding sector to work in. It is so fulfilling, and it feels like I am really making a difference.

“The salaries that people can earn are very competitive too, while there are lots of training opportunities that people can enjoy to help them to learn new skills and to further progress their careers.”

  • The Social Care Jobs Fair takes place at the Southport Salvation Army Centre on Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AJ, 11am-2pm on Thursday, 29th September 2022. For more details please email: kate@amberfamily.co.uk or lauren@amberfamily.co.uk 

 

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