Residential Care Worker

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 3 (£20,001 - £25,775) per annum / pro rata
Location: Aut Even
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 11/09/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CH0117AL

Aut Even is a residential respite unit for young people. Our home provides short breaks for young people who have learning disabilities and complex health needs.

As a Residential Care Worker you will provide personal, health, social and domestic care to our young people in accordance with their care plans. Your role will include administering medication, enabling and supporting young people to make choices and maintaining accurate case records.

You should have a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare, an excellent understanding of safeguarding requirements and a GCSE Grade 5-9 in English Language (or equivalent). Previous experience of supporting children and young people with learning disabilities and complex health needs is essential.

You will be expected to work various shifts on a flexible 4 week rota pattern including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep in. You should also hold a full driving licence and be willing to drive a mini bus as required.

In return you will be offered excellent support and training opportunities, including generous staff benefits.

If you are highly motivated, resilient and passionate about improving the lives of young people we would be pleased to hear from you.

Essential Qualifications

  • GCSE English Language (GCSE Grade 5-9) or equivalent
  • Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent) or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within two years of commencing in post.

Essential Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of working directly with young people with learning difficulties and some complex health needs, there may be times when this will include working directly with some challenging behaviour

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call David Ballard, Interim Registered Manager on 01634 337099.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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