Casual Care Worker

  • 8.80 Per hour
  • Faversham, Kent
  • Kent Autistic Trust

CASUAL CARE WORKER/ BANK SUPPORT WORKER

We are proud to say that casual care workers at the Kent Autistic Trust are quite unique. We have a superb track record of successfully supporting individuals with autism, including those with non-verbal communication needs and self-injurious behavior.

We provide 24-hour support and care for autistic adults. Staff provide physical, emotional, and personal care, as well as domestic services in various settings. Some of those we support also have medical conditions including epilepsy.

Working for us often means that no two days are the same, but the care and support we give is consistently high quality, with CQC rating all of our services good, and many outstanding.

Having a background in supporting people with Autism in a previous role within a social care environment is desirable, although it isn\'t essential. What is essential is that you understand that autism can be complex and challenging and that each person we support is unique.

We seek someone who really values every person, whether it\'s the people we support, their families or carers, or other staff by respecting their priorities, needs, abilities and limits. We provide comprehensive training and assessments, and after that we continue to develop our talent through an ongoing learning and development curriculum.

The logistics of the work we do necessitate transporting the people we support to appointments, activities or days out. Driving is therefore an integral responsibility of many of our jobs. Drivers need a full driving licence and the confidence and willingness to drive a small minibus (people carrier) or a mobility car. However, a driving licence is not always an essential criteria for every role but may be an overriding selection criteria.

You will need a sufficient level of fitness as the job is likely to place physical demands on staff including a range of motions of upper extremities, aerobic capacity, strength, body mechanics, balance and ability to follow directions, and are you do you understand that as part of the job you will assist people we support with activities such as swimming which would involve you entering the pool, or participating in activities such as walking or cycling.

If you are looking for flexible work to fit around your commitments our flexible workforce bank could meet your needs. We can offer regular work, occasional shifts or simply work to enable staff to keep their knowledge and skills up to date

We have excellent opportunities for Casual Care Workers to join us at our FAVERSHAM services.

CASUAL CARE WORKER/BANK SUPPORT WORKER

The successful candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

o A positive and compassionate attitude towards care

o Energetic approach to support with social activities

o Excellent communication skills

o Willingness to learn

o Team player

DESIRABLE SKILLS:

o Experience of working in challenging behavior services

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

o Experience and/or knowledge of epilepsy

o Hold a full driving licence and be willing to drive

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AS A CASUAL CARE WORKER/BANK SUPPORT WORKER:

o Comprehensive induction training

o An enhanced DBS check

o Ongoing accredited training and support

o Paid holiday

o Pension auto-enrollment

SUMMARY DETAILS

CASUAL CARE WORKER/ BANK SUPPORT WORKER

Hourly Rates plus holiday pay: Weekday £8.80 / Weekend £9.25 / Waking Night £10.50 / Sleep In per night £60.00

SHIFTS: Variable hours depending on the needs of each service.

LOCATION: Faversham

INDICATIVE CLOSING DATE: 28th October 2019

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

INTERVIEW DATES: To be arranged with the shortlisted candidate directly.

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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