Job Title: Support Worker

Location: Medway, Kent

Job Salary: £9.29 - £10.00 per hour

Forge House Care are a supported living provider for adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health disorders and challenging behaviour.

Established in 1998, we have a 6-bed residential home and a supported living service covering Maidstone, Medway, and Gravesend.

Due to company expansion, we are looking for full-time Support Workers to support our service users to live independently.

General Description
· Helping our service users to effectively budget their money

· Assisting service users with meal preparation, cooking, and adhering to their nutrition and dietary plan

· Positively encouraging our service users to make their own choices and empower them to pursue hobbies and interests

· Assisting our service users with their personal care routine (this could include washing, bathing, dressing, toileting, and oral hygiene)

· Escorting service users on day trips and engaging in physical activities e.g., swimming, cycling, walking etc.

· Supporting service users physical and mental welfare

· Accurate report writing and recording

· Promote our company values within your working day

Criteria:
· A full UK Driving Licence is preferred

· An enhanced DBS check will be sought upon conditional offer of employment

· Experience supporting adults with learning disabilities or behaviours that challenge would be advantageous, but not essential

Physical Requirements:
· It is essential that the successful applicant supports the service user in participation of activities e.g. swimming, long walks etc.

Enhanced DBS Check: Yes

Benefits:
• Guaranteed hours

• Permanent contract

• Holiday allowance

• Excellent rates of pay

• Unique access to our Care Friends app

• Full mandatory training and Care Certificate

• Shadowing

• Free DBS

• Opportunities to complete NVQ/QCF

We encourage our staff to continue to develop professionally and promote opportunities for our staff to progress their career within the company.

Working with FHC:
“My job is incredibly rewarding, especially knowing I make a huge difference to someone’s life.”

“The best thing is making a positive impact with my client and working alongside understanding and loveable team-mates who make the job easier.”

“I love working with the individuals we support. It fills me with great pride when I see what our staff have achieved. Everyone works so hard to ensure the service users are able to live a quality life and empower and encourage them every day.”