Support Worker

  • Location:
    Kent
  • Salary:
    c£23,000 per annum
  • Closing date:
    25/11/2020
  • reference:
    201462

Home Group

Support Worker

Canterbury, Kent

Permanent, Full & Part Time hours available (37.5 hpw if FT)

c£23,000 per annum pro rata based on skills and experience plus sleep in or on call enhancements

Delivering support with a difference. That’s when it hits home

At Home Group it’s critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our awesome colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen.  We're doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep you and our customers safe, we’ll engage with you digitally.

We have a rewarding opportunity for you to join our Transforming Care team, helping our brilliant customers to live a fulfilling life in their own home within the local community.  Our team support our customers who have complex support needs which could include learning disabilities, mental health issues, autism and communication differences, alongside ongoing physical health conditions. Some customers may also have a forensic background and distressing behaviours.

You’ll be part of team of Care Workers providing support to our customer that is person-centred, recognises someone’s past life and experiences and builds on their strengths.  With your Team Leaders and Deputy Manager, you’ll be assisting her to enjoy the best quality of life and live as independently as possible.

About our team

You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team of Support Workers (known internally by us as Positive Behavioural Support Worker), Team Leaders and clinical colleagues who are super passionate about supporting our customer to reach her goals and celebrate her achievements.  You'll report into Lucy, our Deputy Manager, has worked with people with learning disabilities and those who communicate differently for over ten years, and she’s also a keen rugby player!  You’ll also work alongside Antonietta our Clinical Psychologist, who will regularly run wellbeing sessions for you and the team, and Wesley our Occupational Therapist who together will help you design and deliver a brilliant support package for our customer.

Where you’ll work

You’ll work primarily with our one female customer in her own home in Canterbury, as well as supporting her in the community. But there may be opportunities to work with our other customers in Kent!  You can use public transport to support our customer and we’ll pay your expenses to cover this!

Working hours

Our customer needs 24/7 help to meet her needs, so you’ll take your turn with your team working on a rota.  Shifts available include days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays or waking nights. You may also be required to do sleep ins or be on call which an enhancement will be paid.  As we’re asking you to be flexible for our customer, we’ll also give you the time back that you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you!   

About you

You’re passionate and motivated and will impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing our customer to work towards her goals and aspirations.  You will have some experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, support plans, alongside working collaboratively. You’ll also be willing to provide personal care when required, so some experience in physical assistance to help wash, (shower or bath) dress, oral care is also highly desirable. 

You’ll have relevant experience and it would also be amazing if you have worked in this type of environment before, however it’s your “can do” positive attitude and enthusiasm that are important to us.  You’ll ideally hold Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent or be willing to study for this which we’ll support you with. 

When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.

How we’ll support you

We’ll develop your talent and help you learn quickly how things work here and you’ll have a fantastic induction with ongoing learning and development! You’ll be trained to support our customer’s mental and physical wellbeing and to take positive risks to enable his successful journey to having his own home and being part of his community. If required (and only as a last resort), you may need to use physical intervention and we will provide you with training and support to do this safely.

Want to know more?

If you’re not reading this advert on our career’s pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the Positive Behaviour Support Worker job description  and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

To apply

Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.

You’re unique!

Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So, whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences and make Home Group a great place to work!

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