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Support worker

Role Responsibility

Hedgerows short breaks unit is looking for motivated people to work in our service to support Adults with Learning Disabilities, to empower individuals to make informed choices about their support, activities in house and out in the community.

Hedgerows is located in Staplehurst, close to Maidstone.

You will be assisting with all aspects of personal care while observing dignity and respect and encouraging independence skills.

You must be able to work on your own and as part of a team.

You must have the ability to record, report and monitor on a daily basis.

A willingness to undertake Diploma Level 3 plus mandatory training and further development is a requirement of the role.

We are recruiting for two positions, one 30-hour post and one 18 hour which will follow a four-week rolling rota system, consisting of early/late/some nights, weekends and bank holidays. There may be the opportunity to work extra hours and a requirement for flexibility to meet the business needs. There is the opportunity to work extra hours on occasion.

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

Interviews will be conducted under the ‘Choosing with care’ assessment process.

Interviews for this position will be held on Tuesday 1st of June and Thursday the 3rd of June, you will need to be available both days. 

Contact Details

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact tara.polden@kent.gov.uk or

tony.philpott@kent.gov.uk

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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