Salary/Rate: £8.98 – £9.79/Sleep-ins paid at £70.47 per night
Location: Margate and Canterbury
Hours: Full time
Closing date: Thursday 9th July
At East Kent Mencap, our mission is to provide opportunities for adults and children with a learning disability, enabling them to achieve the things they want out of life.
We believe in:
- being people-centred
- empowering, including and respecting all people
- challenging wrong ways of thinking about learning disability
- developing new ideas
- transforming lives
This individual is studying at Canterbury college, living close by in student accommodation. He is engaging and sociable and requires support to further develop his independence and allow him to enjoy student life to the full. He enjoys films and music as well as Xbox. He will need support in undertaking some college assignments.
He needs help with all aspects of personal care and uses a powered wheelchair. You may need to assist with simple physiotherapy.
The successful candidate will sleep-in regularly in a private room with bathroom facilities. Shifts will vary and may include occasional support through the night.
Successful applicants will need to either hold an NVQ 3 or be prepared to undertake one, be flexible, prepared to develop a supportive and enabling relationship and enjoy supporting this individual in social situations.
In return East Kent Mencap will offer thorough training, supervision and support as well as generous holiday and sickness schemes and pension. Further work opportunities will also be offered for non-term time periods to ensure continuity of employment.
We are looking for someone who is:
- A good listener
- Confident with personal care
If this sounds like you, send your CV and covering letter to HR Manager: Alison Fengas.
The closing date for this opportunity is Thursday 9th July. However, if we receive an ample number of candidates ahead of this time, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early. If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Alison Fengas via email or call 01843 808964.
As proud holders of the Disability Confident Leader status, we offer applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria an interview in every circumstance.