Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 30 October 2020
Salary: £9.23 per hour
Additional salary information: £9.23 p.h.
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 25 November 2020
Location: ME7 5AA
Company: The Kent Autistic Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 18968-124-10281002

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Support Worker

HOURLY RATE OF PAY: £9.23 p.h.


SHIFT: Shift: 3 week rolling rota with early and late shifts. Early Shift - 7.30am to 4pm / Late Shift - 4pm to 10.30pm

LOCATION: Brompton House, Brompton Gillingham.

CLOSING DATE: 25th November 2020

About the Support Worker Role:

As a Support worker you will help our residents with their day to day lives, encouraging them to live as independently as possible. Providing exceptional person-centred care. Building meaningful relationships with them, their families, and other professionals. Working within either our Residential, Supported Living or Day Services. Having a background in supporting people with Autism in a previous role within a social care environment is desirable, although it is not essential.

We are keen to hear from experienced staff and new to care staff.

A £500 golden hello paid to those with EXISTING SPECIALIST EXPERIENCE. To qualify for the golden hello you will need 2+ years care/support experience with autism, learning disabilities or mental health and you will be a confident in lone working with complex and challenging service users and also proficient in medication management. A care certificate is desirable ongoing specialist training will be provided.

We also have OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW SUPPORT WORKERS committed to developing as specialist support staff to those with autism - full training provided.


o Online Care Certificate and evidence portfolio (accept transferable evidenced certificate)
o 5 days virtual induction covering autism and care compliance
o 3 days Studio III
o Epilepsy
o First Aid
o On the job observation and assessments

About the Service: Brompton House

We are currently looking to grow our already established and dedicated team of support workers at Brompton House, one of our Specialist Supported Living Establishments that provides 24 hour support. It has 7 individual flats over 4 floors. Currently supporting 5 autistic individuals aged between 25 to 36, who also have other additional needs. They enjoy activities such as taking long walks or swimming and communal activities such as barbeques. Everyone we support is unique and at Brompton House they pride themselves on supporting everyone in their own individual way.

Tasks / Responsibilities of a Support Worker:

The Support Worker role may include but not be limited to:

o Support individuals within the community in activities such as bike rides, long walks & shopping,
o Uphold their privacy, confidentially and dignity
o Assisting individuals with personal care and hygiene
o Administering medication
o Household management tasks cooking, cleaning etc.
o Handle money to shop, going to the bank etc
o Working with individuals who can display challenging behaviours hurting self or others, running away, throwing things, swearing, shouting.
o Working with and supporting individuals with additional needs, such as epilepsy, pica, learning disabilities.
o To form good working relationships with other members of staff across different services.
o May include lone working
o Ensuring written records are correctly maintained
o Drive an individuals mobility car or service vehicle Manual Licence required (Optional)

Qualities of a Support Worker:

o Understanding everyone's abilities and support needs
o Promoting independence and choice
o Promoting equality, diversity & inclusion
o Form good working relationships with other members of staff
o A commitment to continuous personal development and learning.

Benefits We Offer you as a Support Worker:

We offer many benefits, which include some salary sacrifice arrangements, although some benefits are dependent on a minimum earnings threshold:

o Paid DBS Check
o 28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 1 year (Pro Rata for Part Time Positions)
o Life Assurance
o Long Service and Contribution Recognition Awards
o Pension (after 3 months)
o Employee Assistance Programme, with counselling services
o Significant Retail and Leisure Discount Scheme that could save staff an average of £1,000 pa
o Discounted Gym Membership
o Financial Well-being Scheme (loans and savings)
o Voluntary sleep-ins, currently £60 per night
o Opportunities to pick up additional voluntary casual shifts at enhanced rates
o Superb paid training
o Regulated Care Qualification Sponsorship
o Refer a Friend Recruitment Bounty (currently £500)
o We also have plans to introduce both a Cycle to Work Scheme and a Car Lease Scheme

About the Trust:

Supporting over 120 people in Medway and across Kent, The Kent Autistic Trust provides a wide range of services designed to meet diverse needs of the people we support with autism, learning disabilities and related difficulties. We provide residential homes, supported living accommodation, day resource services, respite, and outreach services. Ensuring the voice of those we support is actively listened to, working for us often means that no two days are the same, but the care and support we give is of consistently high quality, with CQC rating all our services good, and many outstanding.

Our Values and Commitment:

KAT is committed to providing high quality supports designed around individual abilities, needs and choices. KAT is committed to promoting independence and inclusion within communities. KAT believes everyone is able to make their own individual contribution. KAT seeks to work in partnership with all relevant parties but in particular with the individual themselves.

We seek Support Workers who really value every person, whether it's the people we support, their families, carers, or other staff by respecting their priorities, needs, abilities and limits.

We hope you are one of them!

We do not accept applications made via agencies for Support Workers.

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