Casual/Bank Support Worker
Day Services - £9.00
Residential and Supported Living - £10.25
Waking Nights £11.00
In CQC Registered and Supported Living services you are able to undertake sleep-in shifts and receive an allowance, topped up to NLW where appropriate.
SHIFTS: Varying shift patterns depending on the service and cover required.
LOCATION: Perrys Close, Faversham
About the Role:
The Kent Autistic Trust are a well-established autistic care provider for adults. We are now recruiting for experienced specialist support workers for our casual bank. The Trust utilise its own bank of support staff to fill vacancies and staffing gaps and only use agency staff as a last resort. We are particularly keen to attract specialist support workers with 2 yearsplus similar experience.
KAT provide practical and emotional support to ensure the adults we care for enjoy active lives in the community. We support individuals on a 1:1 basis with complex needs, including physical and learning disabilities.
Having a well-trained, flexible pool of workers available to undertaking flexible shifts is essential to the smooth running of our business. We are very proud of the specialist PBS training, coaching and ongoing support that our practice development team provide to our staff, and as one of our bank/casual support workers you can expect to receive full training, which is exactly the same as the specialist training, we provide to our permanent workforce.
About the services in this area:
Our business is regionally split by Local Authority areas in Medway (Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester and Walderslade) and Kent (Ashford, Canterbury and Swale). We support autistic adults in small service residential homes, in supported living flats, day centres and also offer outreach packages.
There\'s a lot of activities that the adults we support like to pursue, so you could be in the garden or our allotment one day or supporting someone with cycling, swimming, horse-riding trampolining and much more. We are particularly keen to recruit drivers as we all love to visit the coast and rural areas for walks. We also provide support with domestic chores such as meals, shopping and cleaning.
As well as daytime hours, we also need staff to cover evening and night shifts including weekends. Evening shifts involve supporting with meals and inhouse entertainment activities or maybe going out to pubs or for a game of bingo and winding down for the day. Night shifts include regular checks for those with health conditions such as epilepsy.
If you are a positive, forward-thinking and compassionate Specialist Support Worker and looking for a flexible working arrangement then we would love to hear from you.
Tasks and Responsibilities of a Casual Support Worker:
The Casual Bank Worker / Casual Support Worker role may include but not be limited to:
o Work flexible shifts to support the smooth running of a service.
o Providing support to individuals to attend and participate in activities within their community\'s bike rides, long walks, attending College, shopping, swimming (which would involve you entering the pool)
o Understanding everyone\'s abilities and support needs.
o Promoting independence and choice
o Promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
o Uphold privacy, confidentially and the dignity of all individuals.
o Assisting individuals with personal care and hygiene
o Household management tasks cooking, cleaning etc.
o Working with individuals who can display challenging behaviours, hurting self or others, running away, throwing things, swearing, shouting.
o May include lone working.
o In CQC Registered and Supported Living services you can undertake sleep-in shifts and receive an allowance, topped up to NLW where appropriate.
o Ensuring written records are correctly maintained.
o Administering medication
o Drive an individuals mobility car or service vehicle Manual Licence required (Optional)
o To form good working relationships with other members of staff across different services.
o A commitment to continuous personal development and learning.
o Supporting individuals to maintain relationships with family and friends i.e. buying cards, phone calls, passing on information etc.
o Handle money which may include helping individuals to shop, going to the bank, or supporting people to manage money safely.
We offer many benefits, which include some salary sacrifice arrangements, although some benefits are dependent on a minimum earnings threshold and length of service. These benefits include but are not limited too:
o Paid holiday
o Employee Assistance Programme, with counselling services
o Significant Retail and Leisure Discount Scheme
o Discounted Gym Membership
o Additional Sleep In Shifts may be available
o Superb paid training
o Pension (after 3mths)
o Paid DBS
About the Trust:
Supporting over 100 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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