Medway Adult Social Care is proud of its well established and successful Skills development supported living scheme. Demand for the programme has always been greater than the provision can cater for. To meet the demand, we are expanding our capacity to provide high quality supported living working with people to develop the skills to live independent lives in their own home.
In November we are opening a new scheme in Borough Road Gillingham that will support seven people who have a learning disability. The scheme will be based in two brand new adjoining four-bedroom houses. We are currently recruiting support workers to join our experienced and dedicated team to provide a high-quality independence focused supported living.
The successful candidates will have the knowledge and skills to make a positive contribution to the lives of people who have a learning disability or are living within the autistic spectrum. Demonstrable effective communication skills and a range of practical skills that support people to achieve independence and be able to contribute to an implement support plans, recording progress and adapting plans as necessary.
The service operates 24 hours a day 365 days of the year. There is a requirement for sleep in duties for which an allowance is paid.
The successful candidates will have the opportunity to apply to complete the Adult Care Worker level 2 Apprenticeship.
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
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
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 Angela Warner on 01634 337202
Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
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 gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.
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.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.