Support Worker

June 15, 2024
£12 - £12 / hour

Job Description




Be a part of an excellent, expanding support team. Immediate interviews are available for both new and experienced care staff in Kent. Supporting autistic adults with their daily requirements and a variety of activities such as theme parks, swimming, walking, and shopping. Excellent specialist training was offered.

Our average starting salary for a support worker is £24,840 per year. Working an extra 6 hours per week, or 41 hours total, will earn you £28,460 per year (including holiday allowance). Indeed, picking up overtime allows our Support Workers to earn much larger compensation, with many of our experienced employees earning more than £30,000 per year.

Begin making a difference by joining our KAT family today!

About the Support Worker Role:



Week 1: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday Tuesday & Wednesday

WEEK 2: 10am-3pm Thursday, Friday, & Saturday

Meet The Team:

Our Perrys Close property provides excellent, purpose-built modern residential accommodation for 5 persons with Autism. Our tenants engage in a variety of activities, including trips along the seaside, going out to dinner, baking, working on the communal allotment, cycling, conversing about their own interests, and listening to various types of music. The specialist staff team in place is excited to welcome a new colleague and has requested that we let you know they enjoy a good theme night, are very pleasant, and eager to welcome you to the team!

This is a permanent position with a well-established autism care provider. Very interesting and varied role with opportunities for advancement.

KAT provides practical and emotional support to ensure that the individuals we care for live active lives in their communities. We provide one-on-one help to persons with complex needs, such as physical and learning difficulties.

We are an excellent care employer, and we are particularly pleased of the expert PBS training, coaching, and continuous support that our practice development team provides to our employees.

If you are a happy, forward-thinking, and compassionate Specialist Support Worker (don’t worry if you can’t cook), we’d want to hear from you.

Training Provided:

o Care Certificate (accepts transferable demonstrated certificate)
• Company Induction • KAT Foundation Training Award • Specialist Pathway Training • Health, Safety, and Compliance Training • On-the-job observation and assessments

A Specialist Support Worker’s tasks and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Working with people who exhibit problematic behaviours and mental health issues, such as causing harm to themselves or others, fleeing, throwing objects, swearing, shouting, and causing property damage.
o Assist folks in the community with activities such as bike rides, lengthy walks, and shopping.
Administering medicine
o Helping someone with personal care and hygiene.
o Be confident and experienced in working alone.
Staff in CQC Registered and Supported Living services are expected to conduct sleep-in shifts and receive an allowance, topped up to the National Living Wage.
o Household management tasks, such as cooking and cleaning.
o Maintain their privacy, confidentiality, and dignity.
o Handle money for shopping, banking, and other purposes.
o Working with and assisting people with special needs like epilepsy, pica, and learning difficulties.
o Develop positive working relationships with other members of staff from other services.
o Ensuring that written documents are properly maintained.
o Staff in CQC Registered and Supported Living services are expected to work sleep-in shifts and get an allowance that is topped up to NLW as needed.

Qualities of Support Workers:

o The ability to think quickly and solve problems.
o Recognising everyone’s capabilities and support need.
o Encourages independence and choice.
Promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.
o Develop positive working relationships with other members of staff.
o A dedication to ongoing personal development and learning.

About the Trust:

The Kent Autistic Trust, which supports over 80 people in Medway and across Kent, offers a wide range of programmes to suit the various needs of those with autism, mental health challenges, learning impairments, and related difficulties. We offer residential residences, supported living accommodations, day resource services, respite care, and outreach services. Working for us often means that no two days are the same, but the care and support we provide is consistently high quality, with the CQC grading all of our services as good, with several outstanding.

We offer you the following benefits as a support worker:

We provide various perks, including certain salary sacrifice options; however, some benefits are subject to a minimum earnings threshold:

– Paid DBS check – 28 days of vacation with the option to purchase an additional 5 days per year (pro rata for part-time positions).
o Company Sick Pay after 12 months of service and Death in Service Benefits.
o Some meals are supplied based on shifts.
o Long-term service and contribution recognition awards o Pension after 3 months
o Employee Assistance Programme, providing counselling services.
– Employees can save an average of £1,000 per year through a significant retail and leisure discount scheme. – Gym membership is discounted.
Benefits include a Financial Well-being Scheme (loans and savings), additional sleep-in shifts, higher rates for voluntary casual shifts, excellent paid training, and sponsorship for regulated care qualifications.
o Refer a Friend using the Care Friends App, where points equal pounds!

Our values and commitments:

KAT is committed to offering high-quality supports based on individual talents, requirements, and preferences. KAT is dedicated to encouraging independence and participation in communities. KAT thinks that everyone is capable of making their own unique contribution. KAT aims to collaborate with all necessary stakeholders, particularly the person.

We are looking for Support Workers that truly cherish every person, whether it is the people we support, their families, carers, or other staff, and respect their priorities, needs, abilities, and limitations.

We hope you’re one of them!

We do not accept agency applications for Support Workers.

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We retain the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable applicant is found or there is a high volume of applications.