Support Worker job in Folkestone at The Kent Autistic Trust

Support Worker

Company: The Kent Autistic Trust

Location: Ashford UK

Date Posted:May 08, 2018

Top of FormINDIVIDUAL SUPPORT WORKERThe Kent Autistic Trust is a well-respected specialist provider of services for adults with autism, with Outstanding ratings from CQC . We pride ourselves on offering superb training and career opportunities. Being part of our team will involve you working alongside our engaged frontline expert staff who are passionate about providing truly unique person centred care.We now have an excellent opportunity for an Individual Support Worker to join us at our Residential Centre in Jemmett Road, Ashford Kent.WHAT YOU NEED TO BE AN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT WORKER:As a support worker you will be providing support and care for the people we support with the aim of helping them to be as independent as possible and to achieve their personal potential. There's no such a thing as a typical day, every day is interesting and varied. From providing personal care or emotional support to supporting someone in the community with food shopping or social activities such as swimming, eating out or attending healthcare appointments. You will be providing support that makes a real difference to people's lives.There is also some important admin to do as well, such as dispensing and recording medicines for the people you support, along with updating support records on our computer system.Whatever your day includes, as a support worker you'll need to be patient, caring and a great communicator. You'll also need to work well as part of a team and be happy speaking to other healthcare professionals and family members of the person you're supporting.The successful candidate will also have the following experience and qualifications:ESSENTIAL SKILLS:A positive and compassionate attitude towards careEnergetic approach to support with social activitiesExcellent communication skills Willingness to learnTeam playerDESIRABLE SKILLS:Experience of working in challenging behaviour servicesNVQ Level 2 or higher in Health and Social Care (Adults)Experience and/or knowledge of epilepsyHolda full driving licence and be willing to driveWHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AS A INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT WORKER:An immensely satisfying careerComprehensive induction training and career progression33 days holidayCompany sick payHealth and life benefits packagePension SchemeSummary DetailsSupport WorkerSalary - £15,300 per annum. Additional £60 per Sleep In if applicable.Hours - 37.5 hours per week on average Shift - A two week rolling rota of split shifts, which also includes long days, weekends and sleep in's. You will be working four days one week and three days the other, which will included one day at the weekend.Location - Jemmett Road, Ashford KentIndicative Closing Date: 5th June 2018However, we will review applications promptly and will generally commence interviews before the indicative closing date.Interview Dates: 30th & 31st May 2018We will review applications promptly and will generally commence interviews before the closing date.We do not accept applications made via agencies.Bottom of Form  View full job description
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