Senior Support Worker

Location
Gillingham
Salary
£15,795 to £16,915 p.a.
Posted
14 Feb 2018
Closes
06 Mar 2018
Ref
0218/SPI/21H
Contact
HR Assistant Anna Baker
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

SENIOR SUPPORT WORKER

The Kent Autistic is a well-respected specialist provider of services for adults with autism, with Outstanding ratings from CQC . We pride ourselves on offering superb training and career opportunities. Being part of our team will involve you working alongside our engaged frontline expert staff who are passionate about providing truly unique person centred care.

We now have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join us at our Day Service in Brompton High Street, Gillingham.

WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE A SENIOR SUPPORT WORKER

As a Senior Support Worker you will need effective line management skills as you will deputise for Team Leaders, and will also be responsible for controlling petty cash.

On a day to day basis you will be providing support and care for the people we support with the aim of helping them to be as independent as possible and to achieve their personal potential.

There's no such a thing as a typical day, every day is interesting and varied. From providing personal care or emotional support to supporting someone in the community with food shopping or social activities such as swimming, eating out or attending healthcare appointments. You will be providing support that makes a real difference to people's lives.

There is also some important admin to do as well, such as dispensing and recording medicines for the people you support, along with updating support records on our computer system.

Whatever your day includes, as a Senior Support Worker you'll need to be patient, caring and a great communicator. You'll also need to work well as part of a team and be happy speaking to other healthcare professionals and family members of the person you're supporting.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar senior role and have the following experience and qualifications:

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

A positive and compassionate attitude towards care

Energetic approach to support with social activities

Excellent communication skills

Willingness to learn

Team player

Previous work experience as Senior Support Worker/Team Leader

Hold a full driving licence and be willing to drive

DESIRABLE SKILLS:

Experience of working in challenging behaviour services

NVQ Level 2 or higher in Health and Social Care (Adults)

Experience and/or knowledge of epilepsy

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AS A SENIOR SUPPORT WORKER / SENIOR PROGRAME INSTRUCTOR:

An immensely satisfying career

Comprehensive induction training and career progression

33 days holiday

Company sick pay

Health and life benefits package

Pension Scheme

Summary Details

SENIOR PROGRAMME INSTRUCTOR

Salary - £15,795 TO £16,915 per annum

Hours - 37.5 hours per week

Shift - Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm

Location - Brompton High Street, Gillingham

Indicative Closing Date: 6th March 2018

However, we will review applications promptly and will generally commence interviews before the indicative closing date.

Interview Dates: 2nd & 8th March 2018

We will review applications promptly and will generally commence interviews before the closing date.

We do not accept applications made via agencies.

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