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Permanent Relief Support Worker

Role Responsibility

We have an exciting opportunity within Community Services, for a Permanent Relief Support Worker, working within the West Kent locality, supporting individuals with a learning disability to access and be a part of their local community. The position of a Permanent Relief Support Worker is to cover permanent staff absence.

You will be working from various hubs within this locality and will be expected to work within the community settings, supporting service users to plan and achieve outcome focused sessions. Although your base will be at Maidstone House you will be expected to travel across the locality to cover where needed.  

You will assist in meeting the needs and aspirations of people with learning disabilities and / or a physical disability by using a person centered approach, providing them with encouragement, support and assistance.  You will promote their social inclusion and promote their rights and choices under the supervision and direction of a senior member of staff and within the context of County and Directorate procedures, as well as primary care legislation, to enable individuals to live more independent and fulfilled lives. 

You will be expected to support individuals to meet their personal care needs whilst at the service, individuals may require physical hands-on help using equipment available.  You will therefore be trained in manual handling to enable you to provide this support and use equipment such as hoist, slide sheets, transfer boards etc.

Relevant experience of care and support of other individuals (this can include voluntary experience and individual experiences as well as paid work), including within the public, private or voluntary sectors in the care of adults, working with people with learning disabilities.

You will need to have an awareness of the needs of people with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, autism, epilepsy, and other disabilities.

This role is subject to holding a Full UK Driving License – The Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so whilst this job requires the jobholder to drive your application will still be considered if you are unable to drive due to a disability.  You will be expected to drive and escort individuals on the service minibus, to attend the service and access community sessions. 

You will be expected to hold a Diploma Level 2 in Health and Social Care OR NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent or be willing to undertake this training as part of your development, complete a satisfactory induction period which will include completing the Care Certificate, medication workbook and all mandatory training necessary to the role.  

KCC offer some benefits and rewards from Cycle 2 Work Scheme to support groups within the company to help with a range of knowledge and expertise.

Expected standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification. 

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please ensure you answer the question - reason for applying within your application, saying why you feel you are a suitable candidate for this role. 

Contact Details

For more information on this role or to arrange a visit, please contact:

Katie Nicholls 07773126540


Terina Savage 07872414902

About the Company

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KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county’s working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, faiths and those with caring responsibilities, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.


Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.


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