Permanent, full & part time hours available (37.5 hpw if FT)
Salary: c£23,000 per annum pro rata depending on skills and experience plus On Call and Sleep-In Enhancements
Delivering support with a difference. That’s when it hits home
We have a hugely rewarding opportunity for you to join our Transforming Care team, helping our brilliant customers to live a fulfilling life in their own home and within the local community.
Our customer is a lady in her 40’s with complex needs and challenging behaviours including learning disabilities, autism, OCD and curvature of the spine. She is looking for an experienced team to support her in her daily living activities, creating such good bonds that you will be considered family.
Our customer, let’s call her J, will be supported on a 2:1 basis. J enjoys going for daily outings to cafes listening to CD’s or the radio and watching DVD’s. She also has a love for makeup, lipstick and nail varnish, as well as learning new activities and expanding her vocabulary. J, who can get frustrated when not following a conversation, needs you to be able to adapt your language and explain things in familiar terms so that she is able to understand more clearly. You’ll be trained to support our customer’s mental and physical wellbeing and to take positive risks to enable her successful journey. If required (and only as a last resort), you may need to use physical intervention and we will provide you with the training and support to do this safely.
Where and when you’ll work
We are building a team to work with J in her own home in Snodland, as well as working with her when she is out and about in the wider community. You will part of a team that we are building to support her needs and together with your Team Leader and Deputy Manager, you will be assisting her to enjoy the best quality of life and live as independently as possible.
We will be working with J on a 24/7 basis, so you need to be aware that you’ll be working shifts on a rota basis covering days, evenings, waking nights and sleep ins, whilst taking your turn working weekends and bank holidays.
We need you to be flexible to meet J’s support needs, but we will be flexible too to find and agree a working pattern that suits all our needs.
You’ll be joining Home Groups wider Kent transforming care teams (we have bases in Gravesend, Canterbury, Broadstairs, Ashford and Rainham), and you may be asked to support our other customers as and when there is a requirement.
You’re passionate and motivated and will impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing our customer to work towards her goals and aspirations. You’ll also be willing to provide personal care when required, so some experience in physical assistance to help wash, (shower or bath) dress, and oral care is also highly desirable.
It’s important that you have experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality and daily care plans. We’d also love for you to hold your Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent or be willing to work toward obtaining this.
While experience and skills are important, none of these matter without the right attitude, energy and approach. If you think you fit the bill, then we would welcome your application. We can nurture your talent, just let us know in your cover letter why you have a passion for working here and explain in detail how you meet the criteria. Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll help you to understand how things work at Home Group!
It would also be amazing if you drive and have access to a vehicle (we do pay your expenses to cover this use!), but it's not a deal breaker if you don't!
When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.
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