Salary/Rate: £9.20 – £9.34 with sleep-ins payable at £70.47 per night.
Location: Sheerness & Swale areas
Hours: Full and part time positions available
Closing date: Friday 10th September
Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary People!
We have exciting full and part-time opportunities for community support workers in our close-knit Swale team. We provide care and support for people with learning disabilities within our 4 bedded bungalow in Sheerness and community-based homes in the surrounding areas.
This opportunity involves using person-centred plans to develop life skills such as cooking, budgeting and community access for individuals so that they become as independent as possible within their own homes.
Support Worker Requirements:
This role will involve some elements of travel within the community and applicants should hold a driving licence and have the use of a vehicle.
Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will preferably hold an NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care (or we can support you to gain one through fully-funded opportunities) and you will have experience in this field (though we would be happy to interview candidates with no experience who have an enthusiastic attitude and person-centered approach).
We offer a full induction and training programme, salary progression, a generous holiday allowance, increasing with length of service, and sickness allowance as well as a pension scheme and mileage reimbursement scheme (40p per mile).
You will be working within a team to provide 24-hour cover, 7 days a week, which may involve working evenings and weekends and also cover sleep-ins (paid at £70.47 per night).
About East Kent Mencap:
East Kent Mencap offers high-quality Day Services to adults with learning disabilities. Working with person-centred principles, user involvement and a committee made of representatives from our service users, we ensure that the people using our Day Resources are always at the centre of running their own service.
We are committed to safeguarding, equal opportunity and welcome applications from all members of the community. As proud holders of the Disability Confident Leader status, we will guarantee an interview for all candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria.
You can apply by sending your CV and covering letter to HR Manager, Alison Fengas (email@example.com).
The closing date for this opportunity is Friday 10th September and candidates selected for interview will be contacted after this date. However, if we receive an ample number of candidates ahead of this time, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
For an informal chat please contact our HR Manager Alison Fengas, whose contact information can be found on our website.
We are committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and welcome applications from all members of the community. As proud holders of the Disability Confident Leader status, we will guarantee an interview for all candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria. East Kent Mencap was awarded this symbol in recognition of our commitment towards the employment, retention, training and career development of employees with disabilities by the Jobcentre Plus.