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Residential Care Worker

Role Responsibility

We are looking for a caring person to come be part of our service and friendly team in the Rusthall adult short breaks residential service.

The support worker role is about supporting people who visit the service for short break stays and have care and support needs. Please take a look at the attached presentation that provides details of the role.

You need to be flexible, able to work within a team and on your own and share our commitment to providing the best care and support to the people coming to our services. 

The role will involve working on a rota pattern, that will include evenings, weekends and some bank holidays to ensure we have the right number of staff at the service to support the people staying.

You will work alongside your team members to ensure the smooth running of the residential service.

You will be working a variety of shifts supporting those staying at the service, meeting their needs, this will include support personal care.

Once you have completed a thorough induction you will provide support and respond to each person to ensure their safety whilst providing them with the comfort, stimulation, and reassurance to make each visit an enjoyable stay.

  • You will need to hold a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) or be willing to work towards achieving this within two years of employment.  You will also be expected to complete your Care Certificate if you do not already hold this.
  • You will have experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, and/or Autism.
  • You will possess knowledge of safeguarding.
  • You must be able to take personal and professional responsibility for your actions and performance.

In return, you will be provided with an ongoing programme of training and development and be provided with regular supervision support to enable you to confidently progress in your career.

Rewards of working for Kent County Council

We value our staff as individuals and aim to help you to achieve your full potential. As part of the employment deal, we offer a competitive range of benefits and flexible employment conditions to ensure staff make the most of their time working at Kent County Council.

As an organisation we provide professional occupational health, counselling (Support Line), coaching and mediation services to help you stay physically, emotionally and mentally well. We also have staff groups that provide you with support and development opportunities for members of our diverse workforce.

Learning and development is an area Kent County Council is keen to provide, we want you to be the best you can be. That means investing in your development, so you have the right skills and mind set needed to do an excellent job.   

Other rewards open to you at Kent County Council include the Kent Rewards scheme and provides:

  • tax saving schemes for Childcare
  • cycle2Work scheme
  • discounts at Kent County Council Adult Education classes
  • discounted high street reloadable cards and vouchers including discount from over 1,200 national and local retailers
  • pensions and financial support

This post involves working closely with children and adults and 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.

This Role is based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.

Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact Liz King - 03000 415279 or or call direct to the service on 03000 415220.

About the Company

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 and faiths, 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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