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.
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:- Curlew Crescent
Curlew Crescent is a unique building, built around 1994. It is a residential service that supports 6 individuals aged between 43 to 49 with autism and other complex needs such as epilepsy.
Some of the people we support can show verbally challenging behaviour such as shouting and raising their voice and on occasion throwing things and lashing out. Personal Care is also required for one of the people we support.
Due to the current situation with Covid19 we are restricted with the activities we can do with the people we support but we try not to let that get in the way and try as best we can to replicate the activities in the safest way possible. Such as Disney PJ days, building snowmen and a 6 ft one, bingo nights, baking cookies for valentines and 2-hour long walks, keeping their minds active and healthy.
Everyone we support at Curlew is unique and we pride ourselves on treating everyone as individuals.
ABOUT THE SERVICES IN THIS AREA:
We are currently looking to grow our already established and dedicated team of Casual Care workers in Medway. We have 3 Day Services, 3 Residential Homes and 3 Supported Living Services in this area, supporting 54 people with autism, learning disabilities and related difficulties. Some of the great activities we have in Medway include our own allotment that can be used by all services and an annual art exhibition that is facilitated by our Art Coordinator.
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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