Salary/Rate: £11.52 per hour and Sleep-ins payable at £70.47 per night
Location: ME13, Sheerness, Kent
Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week
Closing date: 23rd December 2021
Senior Support Worker
We have a full-time opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to support people with a learning disability in our 4-bedded supported living property in Sheerness, as well as individuals based in the surrounding community. Your role as Senior Support Worker will be to work as part of a team, be a key worker and support your colleagues to promote the independence of our service users. You will be required to support the manager in the daily running of the service and must be IT literate. You will also undertake staff supervisions and chair team meetings.
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).
Senior Support Worker Requirements
Our service includes community access for the tenants that we support and we would therefore welcome applications from candidates with a full, clean driving licence.
Previous experience is essential for this opportunity and you must be able to demonstrate a reliable and flexible approach to people with a learning disability. Ideally, you will hold an NVQ3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) or be willing to working towards it. For the right person, a fully-funded apprenticeship can be provided to gain the qualification if needed.
You will be working within a team to provide 24-hour cover, 7 days a week. Therefore, you may be required to work evenings and weekends and cover sleep-ins (paid at £70.47 per night).
You can apply by sending your CV and covering letter to HR Manager, Alison Fengas (email@example.com).
The closing date for this role is 23rd December 2021. However, we reserve the right to close the job immediately should we receive sufficient early applications. If you would like an informal chat about this post, please contact our HR Manager, Alison Fengas by calling 01843 808964.
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.