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Role Description

Positive Behaviour Support Worker – Folkestone*

Location: Folkestone, CT20 1LJ  - Please note, this service will be moving to the Thanet District in the near future, travel expenses will be paid from the Thanet area to Folkestone.

Salary: Up to £10.25 per hour, Qualified.

  • Shift rate: £10.25 per hour weekdays and weekends up to 37.5 hours.
  • Overtime rate: Weekdays £10.25 per hour and weekends £13.63.
  • Sleep-ins are £50 per night (£1,200 per annum based on 2 sleep-ins per month).

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday on a shift rota basis.

Employment type: Full-time, Permanent.

*Manual driving licence is essential to apply for this role.
 Develop professionally to achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, at no cost to you!
  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service).
  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants, and activities, plus eligibility for Blue Light Card discounts.

Please see below SeeAbility's extensive benefits and reward package!

No experience necessary, we will provide training!

Who will you be supporting?

'Hi, my name is Joshua and I'm currently living in my own home in Folkestone, Kent and I am supported by SeeAbility. 

Experience supporting people like me, a man with autism, would be essential.  I am looking for a female who is calm, patient and a positive support worker to join my team. You need to support me to lead the life I want and to encourage me to be gradually more and more skilled and confident.

We are looking for drivers so you must hold a valid driving licence and have a willingness to drive a vehicle.

Whilst I need a quiet and happy environment in my home, I enjoy visiting castles and swimming so I’d love it if you liked these things too. 

I also like Harry Potter and Disney Pixar!

I’d love for people to join my team who have the same interests as me so they would need to be physically fit, and 100% reliable. I have autism and sometimes my behaviour can be challenging but that shouldn’t stop me doing the things I love and leading an active life.

Sometimes I’ll need your encouragement to learn life skills and gain independence but that’s something everyone needs at times; as long as you are gentle, can see the value in small gains, will follow coaching from my behaviour support person and are willing to help when needed we will get along just fine!'

This is a challenging role but very rewarding for the right person. Our homes each have their own welcoming and experienced team of Support Workers, Deputy’s and Managers who will assist you in your journey and help your professional development.

About you

You will be looking for full-time hours 37.5 per week and happy to work on a rota basis, covering a combination of mornings, evenings and weekend support.

Although we welcome you if you've been a Care Assistant, Support Worker or equivalent, experience isn’t necessary. At SeeAbility, our values are of upmost importance to us, paired with a kind, caring and an enthusiastic approach.

If this, is you, then we would love to hear from you.  We are looking for people who embrace differences, promote inclusivity and value and respect one another.

You must be a driver with a manual licence.

About us

Registered as The Royal School for the Blind, SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 220 years.

We specialise in supporting people who have learning disabilities or autism, who may also have sight loss, to live ambitious lives and achieve things they never thought possible. Whether that is forming more friendships and relationships, enjoying new experiences and activities or finding employment.

Training and Development

At SeeAbility, we fully support your training and development. You will start with an extensive Induction programme and throughout your probationary period you will be equipped with face-to-face training, e-learning and guidance to support you whilst in your new role.

Your continued development is important to us, therefore, SeeAbility offer the means to progress your career, your way! You will learn and be supported in your role, and have the opportunity achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, which are funded by SeeAbility!

Please notewe reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received enough applications, so don't delay, apply today.

Safer Recruitment and Diversity

SeeAbility safeguards and promotes the welfare of the young people and adults we support. Therefore, we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate vetting checks prior to joining.

SeeAbility is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support.

COVID-19 Information

During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we take every precaution to keep you, and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.

Additionally, some of our services requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or exempt). This means having Vaccinations 1 and 2. You can join us if you have had at least one vaccination and have your second vaccination 10 weeks after the first.

Our Benefits

Your rewards

Our colleagues at SeeAbility are extremely valued, and so everyone has access to a fantastic package of benefits.

Your extraordinary opportunities

  • Leadership development academy and talent programme for the next steps in your career
  • Fully paid essential training
  • Funded professional qualifications – Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5 available
  • Annual excellence awards
  • Long service awards and recognition
  • Quarterly 1:1s: Opportunity to discuss your progress and your future

Your work-life balance

  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service)
  • Buy and sell up to 3 days annual leave
  • Life events - Time off when you need it most
  • Flexible working - We are up for anything that works for your team and the wider organisation

Your money goes further

  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants and activities
  • Eligible for Blue Light Card discounts
  • Save 10% on monthly bus travel
  • Pay reviews and commitment to pay competitive rates
  • Employer contributory pension scheme - Support and tools to help you make the right decisions about your future 
  • Refer a friend and receive £600
  • Paid DBS and renewals
  • Season ticket loans
  • Discounted mobile phone options

Your wellbeing counts

  • Life assurance of 2x annual salary
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership