SUPPORT WORKER / WAKING NIGHTS SUPPORT WORKER, Bearsted, Kent

  • Job Reference: 00045109-1
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Bearsted, Kent
  • Salary: £9.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

SUPPORT WORKER / WAKING NIGHTS SUPPORT WORKER, Bearsted, Kent
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of others? Why not join our team!
We have two established residential services in Bearsted, near Maidstone in Kent that support up to 16 adults across both sites with learning disabilities, mental health and physical disabilities.
Staff support our service users with varying degrees of sensory impairments, also those who communicate using visual prompts. Staff are trained in the use of other personal support needs such as PEG feeding, and support people with epilepsy or diabetes, additional ongoing training is available to adapt to changes in requirement.
Bearsted is a traditional pretty English village featuring quaint cottages, several village pubs, restaurants and a large village green which plays host to a variety of different social and sporting events.
35 hours per week
£9.00 per hour
£500 Welcome Bonus (*terms apply)
*Welcome Bonus
Valid for this service and position only
Paid after successful completion of probation period (6 months) or, if part time or bank, work the equivalent of 975 hours.
Payments are subject to taxable deductions
The welcome bonus can be withdrawn at any time and without notice.
Benefits:
Various contracted hour shifts available
20 days holiday + bank holidays
Flexible Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme
Full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards
Dedicated learning & development programmes.
We offer Apprenticeships to those with less experience looking to join the Care Sector
We provide FREE training to achieve qualification in Social Care.
Access to a wide range of free online courses for all staff on a variety of topics
DBS check paid by Caretech prior to starting with us.
Refer a Friend Reward Scheme – earn up to £250 per referral!
Stakeholder Pension
Share Save Scheme
Free Employee Assistance Programme
Annual Employee Awards Evening
Employee recognition schemes
Carer progression within the company.
CareTech Foundation – Opportunity to apply for family and friend’s grants.
Main duties and responsibilities:
To participate in the day to day implementation of individual support plans and activities within a challenging environment.
To maintain effective communication and liaison with service users, families and others whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality.
To support service users with the preparation of Meals, Laundry duties, cleaning and social events.
To maintain accurate notes and records as and when required.
To work as part of a team to provide high quality care.
Personal Characteristics:
Diploma (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards one.
Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues.
The ability to keep calm under pressure.
The confidence to work alone or as part of a team.
Excellent communication skills
The passion to work with vulnerable adults
The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding.
The Organisation:
CareTech Community Services Ltd, established in 1994, is one of the largest providers of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for vulnerable people to live in community settings. We support people to take control of their lives – this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence.
CareTech Community Services are proud to inform you that they are a “Disability Confident Leader”.
Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant. We will be in touch 7-10 days after receipt of your CV if progressing your application to the next stage.
* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
You may be aware of new regulations which require that anyone entering a CQC-regulated care home in England to be fully vaccinated subject to certain exemptions.
The Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 were made on 22nd July and come into force on 11th November 2021.
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