We have a staff team of over 100 people including managers, back office staff and support workers.
Every day our team support people with learning disabilities and older people to get the most out of life. Assisting people in all aspects of their lives from helping with personal care or housework to organising travel, leisure and other activities, there's no such thing as a typical day.
Skills, personal attributes, qualifications and experience
As a member of our team you'll need to be patient, caring and a great communicator. You'll need to work well as part of a team and be able to deal with healthcare professionals and our service user's family members.
An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or a similar subject) is ideal for becoming a support worker, but not essential as we can support you to work towards one. However from 2020, it will become mandatory for any exisiting and new staff to be Level 3 NVQ qualified.
Experience, although an advantage isn’t essential either. What’s most important is a commitment to supporting people to get the most out of life.
Hours of working and locations
As a support worker it helps to be flexible when it comes to the hours you can work as we may support people in the evenings, at weekends and overnight depending on their needs. We offer part-time, full-time and bank staff contracts of employment.
We currently support people who live in the Medway area and our staff may be needed to work with any of our service users.
We have a good reputation as an employer in the communities we work in. We try to pay the most competitive rates for our sector and regularly monitor local market information to help us be as competitive as we can. We offer long-service annual leave bonuses to reward our committed staff and now operate a contributory pension scheme which is open to everyone who has worked for us for more than 3 months.
Training and support
Well trained staff are essential to the success of all providers of health and social care services. Every member of our staff team is offered regular training and support to ensure we continue to offer high levels of service and standards.
All new staff will complete an induction process which will prepare them for their role as a support worker within our company. Statutory training is updated every year and additional training courses are offered on a regular basis to broaden our staff team's skills.
If you're interested in a career as a support worker you can find out more about our current job vacancies on our website - use the menu on the right hand side of this page.