Position: Senior Support Worker
Location: Kent Support Service – Maidstone, Kent
Hours: 37.5
Salary: £18174.00 - £18674.00 depending on qualifications and experience
Closing date: 28/02/18
Required: A satisfactory DBS check is required for this position.

We are a group of fun, enthusiastic and lively individuals who consider ourselves family. We love going to the theatre, yoga, swimming, social groups and horse-riding as well as to our respective jobs. We are a lively group of ladies who are working towards independence. 

SeeAbility encourages people with disabilities to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from wider society. The people we support overcome huge barriers to achieve exciting new things every day: some big, some small, all extraordinary. They challenge us all to rethink disability.

Kent Support Service is a supported living home for 6 adults with a range of disabilities and complex needs. 

Our specialist support team work closely with the people we support, providing rehabilitation to people with sight loss to help them maintain and develop skills, and be more independent. We have speech and language therapists who support people with communication difficulties and the team also provides assistive technology and accessible information. 

As senior support worker you’ll support the manager and deputy and lead a team of support workers, acting as a role model, to facilitate the use of sound judgment that enables people to achieve goals and explore new opportunities. By championing person centered planning and partnership working you’ll lead your team to provide excellent, person centered support, which is both safe, maximises choice and control and identifies outcomes that improve the quality of everyday life. And your contribution and leadership skills will invaluable where support is not meeting expectations to promote skillful interactions.  

You will have experience of working with people with a range of disabilities including physical and/or learning disabilities, autism and sight loss and be qualified at a minimum QCF level 2 in Care. You’ll need to be patient and calm under pressure as well as sociable, caring and supportive but above all you’ll want to make a difference. You’ll seek new ways of working by thinking outside of the box and being creative with solutions and will take personal responsibility for the quality of care and support delivered to the people we support, striving to always do what is right by them.

So apart from transforming lives what’s in it for you? You’ll benefit from working with an exceptional team, an outstanding induction and training programme as well as on-going development. We also offer flexible working options, long service and recognition awards and company pension and life assurance schemes. And we don’t expect you to take your work home with you at the end of the day, in fact its illegal!

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] outlining your interest in the role or if you’d like to find out more about the service or being a support worker, call Martyn Veal or Lucia McKnight on 01622 745 181