Health and social care assistant
If you're looking to start your career in health and social care, this 18-month, fixed term contract could be for you.
You'll spend 9 months working as an enablement support worker and 9 months working with NHS urgent care teams. You'll be based in the community and will make a huge difference to the people we support.
In both roles, you'll be helping people with everyday tasks such as:
- getting into or out of bed
- getting washed and dressed
- going to the toilet
- preparing meals
- joining in with their community
- using assistive technology.
You'll be expected to work 37 hours a week, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays and have access to a car, so that you can travel to appointments at various times of the day.
Training and development
You don't need to have any previous experience, but the ability to work flexibly and a passion to make a difference is a must.
You'll work and learn at the same time and will have access to apprenticeships which will lead to a professional qualification in one of the following areas:
- social work
- occupational therapy
When you join us, you'll get:
- a basic salary of between £20,595 and £21,693 per year
- higher rates of pay outside of normal working hours:
- from £14.27 per hour after 8pm
- from £16.05 per hour at weekends
- from £21.40 per hour on bank holidays.
- guaranteed contracted hours and you're paid for the shift even if you only have one or two client calls
- overtime or additional hours if you want them
- a uniform, work mobile phone and personal protective equipment
- paid mileage (45p per mile)
- up to 28 days paid holiday (plus bank holidays and an extra day off during the Christmas period)
- an excellent local government pension
- annual performance related pay reviews
- a comprehensive wellbeing package including access to Kent Rewards and the NHS Blue Light scheme
- a free DBS check.