Waking Night Support Worker
HOURLY RATE OF PAY: £9.87p.h.
SHIFT: 2 week rolling rota working10pm to 7.30am
WEEK 1 - Monday, Friday and Saturday
WEEK 2 - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
LOCATION: Beaver Lane, Ashford
CLOSING DATE: 23RD JUNE 2021
About the Role: Waking Night Support Worker
Waking Night Support workers help the people we support to feel safe and secure throughout the night. Delivering exceptional care and individualised support ensures that our residents live as independently and safely as possible. In addition the responsibilities of the role are to assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the service and carry out necessary utility checks. This is a personally rewarding role where you can build on your skills and experience. Having a background in supporting people with Autism in a previous role within a social care environment is desirable, although is not essential.
What is essential is that you understand that autism can be complex and challenging and that each person we support is unique.
Meet the Team:
Our Beaver Lane site offers superb residential accommodation currently for 6 adults with Autism, the service has 3 self contained flats, and the other people share communal space (Male and Female). Our tenants participate in a wide range of activities and enjoy visiting local places of interest, spending time in the garden, Going for long walks, having BBQs and spending time with the services chickens, listening to all types of music, being creative and generally having fun.
The specialist staff team in situ are looking forward to welcoming a new colleague and have suggested we let you know that they are all a little animal crazy, and they enjoy team building activities such as visiting a Lock in/Panic Room experience together, they are all friendly and eager to welcome you to the team!
If you are a positive, forward-thinking, and compassionate Specialist Support Worker (don\'t worry if you\'re not animal crazy as you soon will be) then we would love to hear from you.
o Care Certificate (can accept transferable evidenced certificate)
o Company Induction
o KAT Foundation Training Award
o Specialist Pathway Training
o Health and Safety and Compliance Training
o On the job observation and assessments
TASKS / RESPONSIBILITIES OF A WAKING NIGHT SUPPORT WORKER (MAY INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
o Routine safety checks on individuals and their environment
o Ensure the service is safe and secure
o Household management tasks cooking, cleaning etc.
o Administering medication
o Assisting individuals with personal care and hygiene
o Ensuring written records are correctly maintained
o Will include lone working
o Working with individuals who can display challenging behaviours - hurting self or others, running away, throwing things, swearing, shouting.
o Working with and supporting individuals with additional needs, such as epilepsy, pica, learning disabilities.
o Understanding each individuals abilities and support needs
o Promoting independence and choice
o Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
o Uphold the privacy, confidentially and dignity of all individuals
o To form good working relationships with other members of staff across different services.
o A commitment to continuous personal development and learning.
Benefits We Offer you as a Waking Night Support Worker:
We offer many benefits, which include some salary sacrifice arrangements, although some benefits are dependent on a minimum earnings threshold:
o Paid DBS Check
o 28 days holiday, plus option to buy 5 extra days pa (Pro Rata for Part Time Positions)
o Company Sick Pay after 12 months service
o Death in Service Benefits
o Some meals provided, depending on shifts
o Long Service and Contribution Recognition Awards
o Pension (after 3 months)
o Employee Assistance Programme, with counselling services
o Significant Retail and Leisure Discount Scheme that could save staff an average of £1,000 pa
o Discounted Gym Membership
o Financial Well-being Scheme (loans and savings)
o Additional Sleep In Shifts may be available
o Opportunities to pick up additional voluntary casual shifts at enhanced rates
o Superb paid training
o Regulated Care Qualification Sponsorship
o Refer a Friend Recruitment Bounty (currently £500)
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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