Waking Night Support Worker job in Gillingham at The Kent Autistic Trust

Waking Night - Support Worker

Company: The Kent Autistic Trust

Location: Gillingham UK

Date Posted:Mar 23, 2018

Who We AreWe are a well-respected specialist provider of services for adults with autism and additional needs, with 40% of our services being rated as Outstanding by 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.Recruitment Open Day We are recruiting for Waking Night - Support Workers for our new purpose built, 7 flat Independent Living Service in Brompton Gillingham, Kent providing 24-hour support 7 days a week.We will be holding a RECRUITMENT OPEN DAY where you will be able to meet the team and find out about what we do on:-Date: Friday 6th April 2018Location: 24 High Street, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5AE Times: 10am to 12pm & 1pm to 3pm So, if you are passionate about supporting people to live a fulfilling and enriched life, using ordinary community facilities, please come along and meet us for an informal chat.You will be required to apply online for this role which you are invited to do either before or after you attend the Open Day. If you are unable to attend the Open Day please just apply online.INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT WORKER-WAKING NIGHTAs a waking night support worker you'll need to be patient, caring and a great communicator. You will attending to the needs of the people we support and ensuring their well-being and safety during the night, as well as assisting them in getting up in the morning to wash, dress and prepare their choice of breakfast.You will monitor those we support by carrying out periodic bedroom checks throughout the night. You will also assist those who have not retired to bed or comfort those who wake and help to reduce any distress or anxiety which may be preventing them from sleeping. This may include preparing drinks or light snacks if required.It is imperative that the waking night support worker remains alert throughout the shift. When not attending the people we support you will be required to undertake light domestic duties, such as general cleaning and ironing. There is also some important admin/tasks to do as well, such as dispensing and recording medicines for the people you are supporting, along with updating support records on our computer system.You will be supported by either another waking night support worker or there will be a sleep-in staff member who you can all on in the case of an emergency.The successful candidate will also have the following experience and qualifications:The successful candidate will 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 player DESIRABLE SKILLS:Experience of working in challenging behaviour servicesNVQ Level 2 or higher in Health and Social Care (Adults)Experience and/or knowledge of epilepsyHold afulldrivinglicenceandbewillingtodrive WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AS A INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT WORKER - WAKING NIGHT:An immensely satisfying careerComprehensive induction training and career progression33 days holidayCompany sick payHealth and life benefits packagePension Scheme Summary Details Waking Night - Support Workers Hourly Rate - £8.21ph  Hours & Shifts - Will be dependent on the support needed and will be further discussed at interview. Please note that the service will be 24hr support over 7 days a week. Location - Brompton High Street, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent. Indicative Closing Date: 15th April 2018.However, we will review applications promptly and will generally commence interviews before the indicative closing date. Open Day: DATE: Friday 6th April 2018                   TIME: 10am to 12pm OR 1pm to 3pm                   LOCATION: 24 High Street, Brompton,                                        Gillingham, ME7 5AE Interview Dates: 16th & 17th April 2018 We will review applications promptly and will generally commence interviews before the closing date.We do not accept applications made via agencies.   View full job description
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