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Support Worker

Job Type: Support worker
Location: Canterbury, Kent
Salary: £15,880 - £16,000 per annum + benefits (pro rata)
Deadline: Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Avenues Group are looking for support workers to join our team at Smock Acre to support 3 adult men with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and communication needs. All service users need support with moving and handling, and one uses a peg for ingestion. There are a further 2 service users supported in outreach; one has learning disabilities and communicates with Makaton, the other has an acquired brain injury.

Avenues is a specialist provider of adult social care, supporting people with complex needs to enjoy life.  This might be everyday things like providing support to do the shopping, getting a new haircut or just making a drink. But it’s also about more delicate stuff, like choosing where to live, supporting them to take a shower or the development of friendships.

Due to the needs and location of this role it is essential for the successful applicants to hold a full valid UK driving licence and to have access to their own vehicle.

Benefits of working for Avenues Group
  • 31 annual leave days including bank holidays (pro-rated)
  • Career progression and internal opportunities
  • Sector leading learning and development facilities
  • Ongoing support from local and central teams
  • The ability to build long-term relationships with the people we support
  • A permanent, stable job in an ever-growing organisation
  • Company pension scheme
What skills and expertise will you need?
  • Company pension scheme

Previous experience or training is beneficial (although we’ll provide lots of that). You will need to demonstrate that you share our values of Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Pride, and…

  • be caring and sympathetic
  • be passionate about supporting others
  • have knowledge and an understanding of supporting others and CQC regulations
  • be flexible to work early morning, late evening, sleep-in, waking night, and outreach shifts over a 7 day rota; at least 24 hours per week

Apply today by sending an up-to-date CV to applysoutheast@avenuesgroup.org.uk or call us on 0203 535 0509 to find out more about careers with Avenues and how you can make a difference to someone’s life.

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