Available Roles

Learning Disabilities - Support Worker

Empowering our Service Users to live rewarding and happy lives.We have a fabulous job opportunity for you to join our awesome team. We support our brilliant Service Users who have complex needs and mental health. We are looking for individuals who have specific experience in supporting individuals with complex mental health diagnoses and self-injurious behaviours. LDC support a number of service users who have spent time insecure settings and may experience mental health declines or crises. They, therefore, need consistent support tailored around their mental health to keep them well and remaining in the community. 

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Community Care Worker

We have a number of exciting roles across Kent for Community Care Workers.As a Community Care Worker, your role will be varied as you will be providing care and support to individuals within your local community.The care and support you provide will be tailored to the needs and aspirations of the individual. This may include providing personal care, administering medication, meal preparation, housework, assistance with mobility, maintaining accurate records, and providing companionship. No previous experience is necessary as full training will be provided. A genuine interest in helping others live their life to the fullest is essential.

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Support Worker (Supported Living)

We have a variety of exciting opportunities to join a team of amazing support staff within a supported living environment. Support Workers will typically offer support and encouragement to individuals living with a learning disability, autism, mental health and behaviours that challenge. The main role of a Support Worker is to empower service users with the skills to live independently. With a person-centred approach, the support you deliver will look different for each individual. You may be supporting with budgeting finances, shopping, personal care, meal planning, preparation and cooking, and engaging in activities within the local community. Every day is different! So if you’re looking for a varied, challenging and rewarding role, this could be perfect for you!

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Chef

The role of a care home Chef is to plan and prepare an array of meal options that suit the dietary needs and choice of the residents.As well as planning and preparing the meals, you may be responsible for managing and ordering supplies, menu creation, and ensuring the kitchen and equipment meets health & safety standards.A care home Chef will need to know how to adapt meals and make them suitable for residents with different dietary needs and be skilled at creating healthy, balanced meals for everyone.This role will require previous experience and a relevant qualification in food preparation and cooking.

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Housekeeper

The role of a Housekeeper is to ensure a high level of cleanliness in the home, being mindful to adhere to infection control and health & safety policies and procedures.The Housekeeper role is a vital function within the home, ensuring visitors, residents and families all receive a positive impression of the home by providing a safe and hygienic environment.This role is best suited to someone who takes pride in being thorough and enjoys enriching the lives of others.

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Live-In Support Worker

We have a number of exciting opportunities forLive-In Support Worker’s to join our fantastic teams!Support Workers will typically offer support and encouragement to individuals living with a learning disability, autism, mental health and behaviours that challenge.The main role of a Support Worker is to empower service users with the skills to live independently. With a person-centred approach, the support you deliver will look different for each individual. You may be supporting individuals with budgeting finances, shopping, personal care, meal planning, preparation and cooking, and engaging in activities within the local community. Live-In SupportWorker’s will typically live with an individual for a week at a time and provide them with a stable source of support for the duration of the live-in.Every day is different! So, if you’re looking for a varied, challenging and rewarding role, this could be perfect for you!

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Senior Care Assistant

We are currently seeking Senior Healthcare Assistants’ to provide first class care to individuals living in Kent. The role of a Senior Healthcare Assistant is to supervise a team of CareAssistants, create person-centred care plans, risk assessments, and deliver a high level of quality care to individuals that enables them to live as independently as possible.The role requires a high level of attention to detail, organisation skills, compassion, understanding and an ability to communicate with individuals at all levels. This role is best suited to someone with some previous experience or a relevant qualification.

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Activities Coordinator

The role of an Activities Coordinator is to organise activities that are tailored to the needs and aspirations of the individual.This may include group activities and bringing people together, organising entertainment, classes, activities and trips out in the local community.This role is best suited to someone who takes the needs of others into consideration, likes to “think outside the box”, actively promotes inclusion, enjoys a varied role where every day is different, and strives to support people to live their life to the fullest.

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Care Assistant

The role of a Care Assistant means making a positive difference in someone’s life. The role is typically varied and tailored to suit the needs of the individual you support. This makes for an exciting role, best suited to people who enjoy empowering others to lead a meaningful and fulfilled life.

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Care Assistant (Night)

Interested in working in social care? Please read on to see how you can make a difference.

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Social care can take the form of many different types which will suit different people.It is 365 days a year job 24 hours a day to ensure that individuals receive the care they are entitled to and need. Listed below are the varieties of different care settings which are available.The Kings Fund has some great information to help you decide what setting you would prefer a job in.

Domiciliary care staff offer support to individuals in their own home with various household tasks, personal care and other activities which allows individuals to maintain their independence and quality of life. Domiciliary care workers ensure the service users they are visiting are keeping their quality of life and will be an essential part of their daily routine. You could be supporting individuals with learning difficulties, mental health problems, sensory impairment or physical disabilities.

As a domiciliary care staff member will usually visit individuals on your own or with another member of staff- dependent on the individuals needs. Many companies will require members of staff to drive – and have access to a car or willing to utilise public transport as travelling is required to get to each individual.

When applying for jobs in this sector ensure you are finding out the expectations from the company, as to whether you need to be driving for the role advertised.

A residential care home is a setting where several individuals live, usually in single rooms, and have access to on-site care services.

A residential care home provides personal care and assistance with daily tasks for the residents with the aim to ensure the care home is a simulation of their own homes and the individuals are comfortable where they are living. There are some homes which are registered to meet specific needs such as: dementia, terminal illnesses or learning disabilities.

These homes can house several service users dependent on their specific needs, the size of the home and the delivery of care. Care homes run differently dependent on this – for example a day in a Learning Disability home for young adults will carry out different daily tasks compared to a residential home for older adults with dementia.

A nursing home is a place for people who don't need to be in a hospital but can't be cared for at home. Most nursing homes have nursing aides and skilled nurses on hand 24 hours a day

Some nursing homes are set up like a hospital. The staff provides medical care, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapy. There might be a nurses' station on each floor. Other nursing homes try to be more like home. They try to have a neighbourhood feel. Often, they don't have a fixed day-to-day schedule, and kitchens might be open to residents. Staff members are encouraged to develop relationships with residents.

Some nursing homes have special care units for people with serious memory problems such as Alzheimer's disease. Some will let couples live together. Nursing homes are not only for older adults, but for anyone who requires 24-hour care.

A day centre can be managed privately, by the council or by the NHS.

Day centres aims are to ensure that social isolation does not occur for individuals. Day centres can offer a variety of services for the individuals attending- such as meals, activities and gives them an opportunity to meet new people and continue to socialise. Day centre staff can sometimes be required to deliver personal care for individuals attending.

Day centres can offer a respite service for individuals who need full time care which is being delivered by family members. The respite can offer a change of scenery for the service users and gives the full-time carer time off for themselves- an important situation for all involved.

Rehabilitation is available to support a variety of needs for individuals who need support to go back into independent living in the community.

This could be for individuals who are recovering from illness; such as a stroke or needing support to live a life which is drug and/or alcohol free.

These programmes are usually offered in a residential setting with the aim to get the individual back into the community.

Shared lives schemes support adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems or other needs that make it harder for them to live on their own.

The schemes match someone who needs care with an approved carer. The carer shares their family and community life, and gives care and support to the individual.Some people move in with their shared lives carer, while others are regular daytime visitors.

Some combine daytime and overnight visits- dependent on the individuals needs and preferences.

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