Getting involved with Vivo Care Choices Ltd could not be easier. We offer a range of options to meet your needs and the requirements of the business.
Become a Volunteer
Vivo Care Choices Ltd has a number of Volunteer placements both in our establishments and in the community across Cheshire West & Chester.
Our Volunteers work within their communities, delivering services to customers who like to stay close to their home partaking mainly in activities within their local area within secure environments.
The Saughall Friday Club is otherwise known as the “Hug Club”. We are one big happy family and the members and volunteers all love each other. There is never a cross word and we all enjoy each other’s company. The members often say Friday is the best day of their week. We have a wonderful band of superb cooks, who provide a very professional lunch, which varies every week – variety the spice of life! We always celebrate Birthdays, sometimes with special entertainment, Christmas is extra special, and a wonderful meal is served up to over 30 people, which includes our volunteer drivers. All volunteers give their time freely, only cost of food comes out of the modest donation paid by members and volunteers included. Our Friday is the most wonderful community gathering, appreciated by everyone who attends members and volunteers alike.
We currently work in partnership with University of Chester to offer placements to students undertaking qualifications in the field of health & social care who are required to perform work based learning for their course. We offer work placements for those who are seeking practical work experience in either older people’s services or supporting adults with learning disabilities.
We provide nursing students with an insight into social care provision and have facilitated a number of Occupation Therapy student placements in our service to give them a better understanding of Profound Intellectual Multiple Disabilities. These students have worked quite closely with the service and service users to help shape how we deliver some areas of care.
We are eager to offer business students the opportunity to contribute to the development of the business as it moves from being a public sector organisation into a company operating in a commercial setting.
During our time on placement, we had many opportunities to develop our professional and therapeutic skills, interacting with service users and staff. We have been able to gain a better understanding of Learning Disabilities and how this impacts on a person’s occupation. The staff and management are motivated to develop the service further, which has really inspired us and will influence our future practice.
Employment – permanent, temporary and casual contracts;
Casual Contracts are suitable for people who do not want to commit to formal hours or patterns of work, and offer the opportunity for people to gain a real insight into the caring profession.
We also have a range of permanent and temporary assignments across the business. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as we will post our vacancies as soon as they are on the website!
Benefits of working with Vivo Care Choices Ltd
- Competitive rates of pay
- Option to join the local government pension scheme (LGPS)
- Full induction, training and support to achieve QCF level 3 in Care
- Range of contractual options available
- Company sick pay paid at incremental rates
- Mileage allowance payable
- Employee Assistance Programme
- 5 weeks Annual Leave rising to 6 weeks after 5 years of service
- Working Rewards benefits and discounts such as;
- Salary sacrifices schemes on cars, bicycles, mobiles phones and TV’s.
- Childcare Vouchers
- Workfit promotions
- Medicash active and many more
Here’s what some of our staff say;
I think it is appropriate also to state how much I enjoy working for the Winsford Network. Having worked for you since September 2011 (and therefore for most of my nurse training) it has helped me not only to support myself through training, but it has strengthened my understanding of caring for people holistically and as individuals. The support provided to the service users to live as independently as possible, and the care provided to them by all the staff, has been heart-warming and I am pleased to have been a small part of that. I think you have a brilliant team of staff, who not only put the interest of the service users first, and advocate for them so well, but who clearly enjoy coming to their job. This, as well as the senior/management support, has made my time since joining the ‘Network an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding job, so much so that I do not want to leave!
For me it’s a very rewarding job, enabling adults with Learning Disabilities to gain life experiences that you or me take for granted. Whether it be as small as a train ride or a day out in the centre of a busy city, the reaction is priceless.
…to help ensure that our service users have the best opportunity possible to engage and participate with activities and the local community. To make them Happy!
If you would would like to become a Volunteer or have a Work Placement with us, please contact us on 0300 123 5059, alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a range of contracts across the business.