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Support Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Shepway Community Services is a Kent County Council Support and Enablement Service, supporting people with learning and physical disabilities in the Shepway area within the East Kent locality. We have an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker to join our team.

We are looking for a Support Worker to assist people to meet their aspirations through a person-centred approach, focusing on the outcomes for the individual, promoting social inclusion, rights, and choices, leading to an increase in independence and fulfilled lives.

You will have a flexible approach to supporting people to access activities and participate fully in their local community. We also support Individuals with more complex support and communication needs, and you may be required to provide support with some personal care tasks including continence and nutrition. This is an exciting opportunity where you will be provided with access to a vast range of training, the support to learn, develop and gain new skills which will enable you to become part of a professional, creative, and enthusiastic team.

The successful candidate would be required to evidence that they have the core values required of staff working in our services and will need to complete the Care Certificate and Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care once in service if not already achieved . Good communication, computer and organisational skills are essential to the job role.

Successful candidates should expect to work across our three hubs based at Hythe, New Romney, and Folkestone. You will at times, at short notice, provide support at our hubs and services in the locality and will need to be able to travel across these areas in a timely manner. The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential.

If you think this is you then we want to hear from you. Please contact us for an informal chat or complete our application form.

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.

Contact Details

Martin Keane - 07800 517263

Victoria Norton - 07971 575665

Bridge Resource Centre - 03000 414345


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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