Casual Bank Worker / Casual Care Worker
HOURLY RATES: -
Day Services - £9.00
Residential and Supported Living - £10.25
Waking Nights £11.00
SHIFTS: Varying shift patterns depending on the service and cover required.
LOCATION: Ashford and Swale
ABOUT THE ROLE:
Casual Care workers are used to fill the gaps in our staff team. Covering annual leave, sickness and vacancies. Our casual care workers play a vital role ensuring that our services run smoothly and safely. Their flexibility, passion and skills are used across all our services, working alongside our current Support Workers.
Helping our residents with their day to day lives, encouraging them to live as independently as possible, this is a personally rewarding role where you can build on your skills and experience, whilst delivering exceptional care and support to our service users and their families.
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.
About the Service: Perrys Close
Perry\'s Close is a residential service located in Faversham. The building itself is unique, we have 6 on suite bedrooms as well as communal living and dining areas to suit the needs of our 6 residents. Age range varies from 23 to 60 years old. We have 5 male residents and 1 female.
Some of our residents also have additional needs such as epilepsy, myotonic dystrophy and sysphagia.
We have a resident that is double incontinent so full support with personal care is always given.
Some of the residents can also show some challenging behaviours that can include swearing, spitting and hitting out.
Activity wise, with Covid we try and do as many activities as we can safely, such as walks which may include a picnic and indoor activities such as cooking, baking, gardening and arts and crafts. When allowed, and safe to do so, other activities will resume, like going to the cinema, bowling and trips out to places such as Leeds Castle.
ABOUT THE SERVICES IN THIS AREA:
In Canterbury, Ashford, and Swale we have 2 Day Services, 3 Residential Homes, 1 respite centre, and 1 Supported Living Service in this area, supporting people with autism, learning disabilities and related difficulties such as epilepsy, communication difficulties and challenging behaviours.
Some of the great activities we have in our area include our own allotment, regular activities in the local community such as bowling, horse riding, swimming, therapy sessions, trampoline sessions, and visits to places of interests. Other activities include talking walks to the local seafront of countryside locations, swimming, and communal activities such as BBQs and themed Parties.
We provide a non-aversive, person centred approach to all the people we support. Come and be part of our fantastic team!
Tasks and Responsibilities of a Casual Care Worker:
The Casual Bank Worker / Casual Care 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 communities bike rides, long walks, attending College, shopping, swimming (which would involve you entering the pool)
o Understanding each individuals 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 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 Voluntary sleep-ins, currently £60 per night
o Superb paid training
o Pension (after 3mths)
o Paid DBS
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 people who really value every person whether it\'s the people we support, their families, carers, or other workers by respecting their priorities, needs, abilities and limits.
We hope you are one of them!
We do not accept applications made via agencies.
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