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Care & Support Assistant (london A)
Mental Health | 1 NW5 |£12.05 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | Permanent | Job Ref: BD7478 | Posted: 17/02/2021

Central is currently recruiting for two Care & Support Assistants to work in a residential/rehabilitation service for clients with mental health, dual diagnosis, learning disability and physical disabilities needs in Kentish Town.

The service is CQC registered and provides a holistic, multidisciplinary approach with care and support staff working alongside in-house NHS clinicians, to help customers regain their independent living skills.

The successful candidate must be available to work full-time, covering 37.5 hours per week from Monday - Sunday on a rota basis. The hourly rate for this role is £10.75, totalling £12.05 per hour inclusive of holiday pay.

Successful candidates will be required to initially transfer to a casual contract, with the opportunity to transfer to permanent contracts at a later stage.

To be considered for this position, you must have:
- Experience of working with vulnerable adults in a paid capacity
- The desire to provide high quality person-centred mental and physical health care, and a drive to understand and support the needs of vulnerable adults.
- Support staff will provide personal care to customers, so experience and training with providing personal care including bathing, prompting and managing personal care with clients with high support needs is required, alongside administering medication.
- Experience of diffusing and de-escalating challenging behaviours should they be presented.
- Strong interpersonal skills

As a support assistant, you will be responsible for the day to day support of the customers whilst building and maintaining relationships with families. The post holder will have the ability to grow and develop within a flexible staff team to ensure delivery of the required outcomes for this service.

- Competitive rates of pay
- Fantastic induction, training, and ongoing support to grow your knowledge within the care industry
- Opportunities to progress your career within the organisation

Interviews for this role are scheduled to take place towards the end of February and start of March 2021, with candidates invited to start as soon as possible once appointed, following DBS and compliance checks.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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