Support Worker

Posted 5 April by The Kent Autistic Trust


The Kent Autistic Trust is a well-respected specialist provider of services for adults with autism, with Outstanding ratings from CQC . We pride ourselves on offering superb training and career opportunities. Being part of our team will involve you working alongside our engaged frontline expert staff who are passionate about providing truly unique person centred care.

We now have an excellent opportunity for an Individual Support Worker to join us at our Residential Centre in Jemmett Road, Ashford.


As a support worker you will be providing support and care for the people we support with the aim of helping them to be as independent as possible and to achieve their personal potential.

There's no such a thing as a typical day, every day is interesting and varied. From providing personal care or emotional support to supporting someone in the community with food shopping or social activities such as swimming, eating out or attending healthcare appointments. You will be providing support that makes a real difference to people's lives.

There is also some important admin to do as well, such as dispensing and recording medicines for the people you support, along with updating support records on our computer system.

Whatever your day includes, as a support worker you'll need to be patient, caring and a great communicator. You'll also need to work well as part of a team and be happy speaking to other healthcare professionals and family members of the person you're supporting.

The successful candidate will also have the following experience and qualifications:


A positive and compassionate attitude towards care

Energetic approach to support with social activities

Excellent communication skills

Willingness to learn

Team player


Experience of working in challenging behaviour services

NVQ Level 2 or higher in Health and Social Care (Adults)

Experience and/or knowledge of epilepsy

Hold a full driving licence and be willing to drive


An immensely satisfying career

Comprehensive induction training and career progression

33 days holiday

Company sick pay

Health and life benefits package

Pension Scheme

Summary Details

Individual Support Worker

Salary - £15,300.00 per annum - Additional £60 per Sleep In if applicable

Hours - 37.5 hours per week, on average

Shift - Mornings 07:30 - 10:00 Evenings 16:00 - 22:00 - Will/May include some sleep in's

A two week rolling rota of split shifts, which also includes long days, weekends and sleep in's.

You will be working four days one week and three days the other, which will included one day at the weekend.

Location - Jemmett Road, Ashford

Indicative Closing Date: 3rd May 2018

However, we will review applications promptly and will generally commence interviews before the indicative closing date.

Interview Dates: 25/04/2018 and 26/04/2018

We will review applications promptly and will generally commence interviews before the closing date.

We do not accept applications made via agencies.

Reference: 34835368

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