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
  • nursing
  • occupational therapy
  • physiotherapy.

Our offer

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.

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