Senior Carer Support Workers – Nights. East Kent (Canterbury and Ashford areas)
Guaranteed Hours - 20 hours per week, weekend nights Saturday & Sunday
£13.75 per hour
We have a fantastic opportunity to join us at Crossroads Care Kent working with our enhanced response team on waking nights to support hospital discharge services from East Kent Hospitals. The aim is to increase quicker discharges from hospital, reducing unnecessary prolonged stays for people and allowing them to recover in the comfort of their own home, as well as freeing up hospital beds. The service will also provide support for people returning home from hospital towards the end of their lives.
You will be an experienced support worker looking for a more meaningful role in supporting vulnerable people in their own homes. Our experienced care management team will be there to support you 24/7 and to help you develop your caring skills and confidence.
The job will be picking up weekend night calls to be there for people coming out of hospital, and their Carers. During your visits, you will be making sure the person is settled and comfortable, assisting with medication and nutrition, delivering personal care and support, monitoring health, updating care plans and being on hand for all types of care needs. You will also be able to provide emotional and practical support for family Carers; providing a listening ear and ways to help them cope with their situation. It is varied and one night is unlikely to be the same as another as people’s needs are always different.
We are looking for lovely, resilient, caring people who want to make a real difference - so, if this is you and you are happy to work nights, have care experience and the capability to undertake care assessments (training and support will be given), have a full driving licence and use of your own telephone we would love to hear from you! A minimum of an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent is essential.
In return you will have a chance to be part of a rewarding team delivering much needed support to people coming out of hospital enabling them to return to their own home. This role is for weekend waking nights but there may be some weeknights or day work available should you wish. In addition, we offer:
Excellent weekend night rates £13.75ph
Guaranteed hour contracts on a rota system
Excellent mileage allowance at 40p per mile
Paid travel time
Paid high quality training
Contributory pension scheme
Approachable, friendly managers with great team support
Access to Benenden Healthcare
Christmas Savings Club
Increasing holiday entitlement with service
Enhanced sick pay after probation period
All PPE provided
Recruitment referral bonus
A great, supportive place to work – just ask one of our team!
Please email your request for an application pack including a full job description and person specification to [email protected] or contact HR on 01227 937732 Monday to Thursday. Website www.crossroadskent.org
Please return the completed application pack at your earliest opportunity.
We value diversity in our workforce, and we encourage applications from all sectors of the community. Appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks and references. A COVID vaccination pass will now be required unless medically exempt. Registered Charity number 1073896