Support Worker

Newcross Healthcare
Kent International Airport
10 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We have several flexible vacancies for experienced Support Workers working full or part time hours throughout the Thanet district and the wider Kent region, particularly in Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate

It is essential that you are dedicated to promoting the well-being and quality of life of each individual you care for. This means recognising the capabilities of each person, championing their needs and seeing them as more than a care plan.

Due to rural client locations and shift times, public transport is not always readily available, therefore access to your own vehicle is desirable.

The Support Role

Providing great care is so much more than a set of actions, it's about empowering each individual to live their life to the best of their abilities.

It is desirable that you have experience supporting clients with challenging behaviours along with having a basic level of British Sign Language due to the communication needs of some clients. You should have the confidence to work on a 1-to-1 basis with service users or within a small team of healthcare professionals.

It is also essential that you are confident delivering personal care with a mindful approach towards promoting the well-being, dignity, independence and championing their needs and seeing them as more than a care plan.

We have a range of short or long day shifts, nights and weekends available - presenting the opportunity to work flexible rotas suited to your availability.

The Benefits as a Support Worker
  • Salary up to £11.30/hr paid weekly
  • Permanent, flexible hours contract
  • Agreed mileage payments for most clients
  • Free uniform and training through credits earned as you work
  • Criminal record check (DBS) cost refunded after initial period
  • Online area and smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslips
  • 24-hour support contact centre, open 365 days a year
  • Local line manager and branch support team
  • Recommend a friend scheme, paying up to £500 per successful referral

Why Newcross?

Newcross healthcare value all of our employees and wish for all to have clear career progression because of this (unlike any other agency) we offer over 200 training courses to ensure that our employees always have the opportunity to evolve in their role, learn new skills and develop and progress further in their career. It is important for us to provide stability to our people, we are not and never have been a 'zero hours' employer. All of our healthcare professionals have minimum hours guaranteed in their contracts, giving them the security of a steady income, with the flexibility to choose your own hours, you can have the work-life balance to suits you.

Person Specification

We are looking for individuals who can be flexible with their availability, with regular and short notice shifts on offer. Having a driving license and access to your own vehicle would be beneficial, as you could be required to travel up to 30 minutes to client locations. You should also have an NVQ2 in Health and Social Care.

You'll need the right to live and work in the UK, plus previous professional care experience within a UK setting.

The Local Branch

Our Canterbury branch is based at St Andrews House on Station Road East opposite Canterbury Castle which was built just after the Battle of Hastings. It is a popular tourist attraction in the city being second to Canterbury Cathedral. We are just down the road from the local train station and easily reachable by car or bus. We provide nursing and HCA work to all areas of Kent from Faversham in the West, Margate in the East, and Dover in the South.

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