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We currently have the following opportunities, so if you would like a new challenge then join our friendly and dedicated team.

These  posts are subject to an Enhanced Criminal Disclosure being obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau.

If you would like to join our dedicated team at Strode Park, please contact us on 01227 373292 for an application pack or email recruitment@strodepark.org.uk. Alternatively, you can download all three PDFs below. Print out and complete each of the forms and return them all together to the address provided on the top of the forms.

1. Application form.pdf

2. Equal opportunities form.pdf

3. Data Protection form.pdf

Community Housekeeper/Domestic

Strode Park Foundation is a charity based in Herne Bay, Canterbury and Rainham.  It is fully CQC complaint and has an excellent reputation.  It provides residential and community services to adults and children with complex disabilities.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated Housekeeper to join our successful Community team working within Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the right skills to get involved in a demanding service. You will work as part of the Community team ensuring high standards of cleanliness throughout our service user’s homes.

  • Hours: 16-20 hours per week worked over Monday – Friday.
  • Hourly Rate £6.76 per hour Social £7.73 per hour Unsocial.
  • Mileage Allowance paid at 23p per mile
  • A driver is essential 
  • Benefits include 28 days annual leave, full in-house Training provided and free onsite parking.

The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For an Application pack or further details on the position please email: recruitment@strodepark.org.uk or telephone 01227 373292 for an application pack.

Children’s Residential Care Worker

 We are currently recruiting enthusiastic, caring reliable individuals with a desire to work with disabled children at our residential service in Canterbury.

You will be expected to empower young people with disabilities to; Engage in a range of activities of their choice and provide appropriate physical, social and personal care throughout the day and night. Support individuals in achieving an appropriate level of independence and well being, keeping in line with their aspirations and abilities. Whilst maximizing their experiences and developmental opportunities.

You must be able to work as part of a close knit team and where necessary, on your own initiative to a high standard. Good interpersonal skills and communication are essential.

You must have an NVQ 3 in Children and Young people or be willing to work towards the award and a have a current driving licence.

We are looking for motivated and committed individuals with a calm approach. Experience of working with children and young people or in residential care setting is desirable, however full training will be provided to successful applicants.

We offer an hourly rate of pay at £6.73 per hour or £7.42 per hour with a diploma 3 qualification.

Benefits include:

  • Permanent Contracts
  • Full Time/Part Time Contracts –  7 Days a week,
  • Flexible Shifts – by arrangement
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free Home Cooked Meals
  • Free Training carried out by our Accredited Training Department
  • No Uniform
  • Free Onsite parking
  • Child Care Voucher Scheme

Interested? Then please contact Laura Pearce for further information on 01227 788779 or for an application pack e-mail recruitment@strodepark.org.uk or telephone 01227 373292

The above post is subject to an enhanced disclosure being obtained from the disclosure and barring service

Registered Nurse

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Nursing at Strode Park: A Vocation and a Profession.

At Strode Park House, our nursing team’s blend of traditional nursing values and modern nursing practice provides excellent quality care, rehabilitation and support to people with a wide range of disabilities.

Strode Park’s working environment is superb and sociable. Also, car parking and meals are free.

Usual earnings at SPH are in the region of £27-29k p.a. but with potential to exceed 35k p.a.

Find out more, call John Cotterill or Sandra Juniper on 01227 373292.

The above post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information or an application pack please email: recruitment@strodepark.org.uk or download an application pack or you can call 01227 373292

Carers

Redwalls, Canterbury

Strode Park Foundation is a charity based in Herne Bay, Canterbury and Rainham.  It is fully CQC complaint and has an excellent reputation.  It provides residential and community services to adults and children with complex disabilities.

We are currently recruiting enthusiastic, caring, reliable individuals to work with young adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Successful candidates will be expected to empower our young residents to:

  • Engage in a range of activities of their choice and provide appropriate physical and personal care throughout the day and night.
  • Candidates should be able to work fully flexible hours on a shift basis;
  • Night shifts 08:00pm until 08:00am, for this post previous Medication Training would be an advantage
  • Working hours: 36 Hours per week, which includes weekends
  • Proven experience within a care environment is desirable however full training is provided to successful applicants.
  • You must have an NVQ/Diploma 2 in care or be willing to work towards the award.
  • We offer an hourly rate of pay from £6.63 per hour Social £6.90 per hour Unsocial.  An additional enhanced is paid for the NVQ Qualification.
  • Driving Licence is desirable

Interested? Then please contact Michaela Love for further information on 01227 788781 or for an application pack email:

recruitment@strodepark.org.uk or telephone 01227 373292.

The above post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Community Carer

Strode Park Foundation is a charity based in Herne Bay, Canterbury and Rainham.  It is fully CQC complaint and has an excellent reputation.  It provides residential and community services to adults and children with complex disabilities.

Would you like to assist people to live independently in their own homes?

You may already be experienced; if not you will receive all necessary training. We also offer the opportunity to further you career through additional recognized training such as a Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Good communication skills, own transport and mobile phone are essential for the position.

We operate a shift pattern for all Community Care Staff which allows you to work around personal commitments, the shifts are allocated within the specified times on a rolling two week rota:

Week one: Early shifts 7am – 2pm

Week two: Late shifts 2pm – 10pm

Benefits of working for Kent’s Premier Charity include:

  • Flexible,  permanent contracts working 16, 20 or 35 hours per week
  • Work allocated within your local area, we currently cover the following areas Canterbury, Whitstable or Herne Bay and surrounding villages
  • Full Free paid training,
  • Incentive Voucher Reward Scheme
  • Mileage allowance paid
  • Full support to undertake a Paid Diploma Qualification
  • Dedicated team to support you in your work.
  • Free Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check
  • Good relationship between customers and staff
  • Community Carers are included in the assessments and care planning of service users
  • Free Influenza Vaccinations
  • Direct contact with Team Leaders for any concerns during shifts

For further information or an application pack please email: recruitment@strodepark.org.uk or download an application pack, alternatively you can call 01227 373292

Care Assistant

Strode Park House, Herne Bay

Strode Park Foundation is a charity based in Herne Bay, Canterbury and Rainham.  It is fully CQC complaint and has an excellent reputation.  It provides residential and community services to adults and children with complex disabilities.

As a Care Assistant you will show warmth and support to the residents, helping to promote independence and dignity and positively enhancing the lives of individuals in your care. Your main responsibilities will be to provide a high level of care to our residents ensuring their wellbeing, giving personal care, maintaining a high level of hygiene, accurately recording observations in accordance with the resident’s conditions, informing the senior on duty of any changes and responding accordingly, serving meals and assisting our residents as necessary.

Ideally you will have some experience in the Healthcare environment although we will provide you with all the training you need to be successful in the role.

However we would also be interested to hear from applicants who have no prior experience, but have a caring nature and are looking to pursue a career in the Healthcare sector. Strode Park provides all employees the opportunity to develop their career by gaining appropriate qualifications, for example NVQ’s Level 2 & 3.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary – with enhancements for weekends and nights
  • Permanent Contracts
  • Full/Part Time Hours or Family Friendly hours available, 7 Days a week, Days or Nights
  • Flexible Shifts – by arrangement
  • Free Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check
  • Free Home Cooked Meals
  • Free Training carried out by our Accredited Training Department
  • No Uniform
  • Free Onsite parking
  • Child Care Voucher Scheme

If this interests you and you want the security and benefits full time permanent employment offers, we would love to hear from you. Call our HR Department today to discuss the opportunities further on 01227 373292, download an application pack or email recruitment@strodepark.org.uk

Cook

Strode Park House, Herne Bay

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the right skills to get involved in a demanding kitchen.  Working within our residential unit in Herne Bay, you will ensure that Nutritional food is served to our residents and staff.

You will be working with raw ingredients and have knowledge of food/nutrition to prepare and cook nutritional food to a high standard at agreed meal times.

You should be able to multi task to a highly efficient standard, be able to communicate with residents and staff at all levels whilst providing special dietary requirements where necessary, whilst taking into account individual Clients needs and preferences.

Vital to the position is the ability to maintain professional standards for a clean and healthy workplace and the ability to prepare and provide well presented and nutritious meals set according to daily Menu.

Previous experience within a busy kitchen environment is essential

Basic Food Hygiene, Level 2 Catering is Desirable

Benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Permanent Contract
  • Full Time Contract – 36 hours per week, 7 Days a week,
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free Meals
  • Free Training carried out by our Accredited Training Department
  • Uniform provided
  • Free Onsite parking
  • Child Care Voucher Scheme

The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For an application pack email: recruitment@strodepark.org.uk. Or alternatively telephone 01227 373292 and ask for the HR Department.

Domestic Cleaner

Strode Park House

Strode Park Foundation is a charity based in Herne Bay, Canterbury and Rainham.  It is fully CQC complaint and has an excellent reputation.  It provides residential and community services to adults and children with complex disabilities.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated Housekeeping Assistant to join our diligent Domestic team working out of Strode Park House, Herne.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the right skills to get involved in a demanding service.

  • Working Hours:- 20 hours per week which will include weekends.
  • Hourly rate of pay from £6.63 per hour Social £6.90 per hour Unsocial
  • Benefits include 28 days (pro rata) annual leave, full in-house Training provided and free onsite parking.

The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For an Application pack or further details on the position please email: recruitment@strodepark.org.uk or telephone 01227 373292 for an application pack.

Apprentice Carer

Strode Park Foundation is a charity based in Herne Bay, Canterbury and Rainham.  It is fully CQC compliant and has an excellent reputation.  It provides residential and community services to adults and children with complex disabilities.

We are currently looking to recruit eight Apprentice Carers, to work across our services in Herne Bay and Canterbury.

Seven of you will be working within our services in Herne Bay caring for Adults and Young Adults with physical disabilities, one will be working within our services in Canterbury caring for children with physical disabilities.

You will have the opportunity to obtain a Diploma in Care. Full training support will be provided from our experienced training team.

You will have the opportunity to work and learn in a home that provides a full range of rehabilitation, care and support for people with a range of complex disabilities.  This can either be in their own home or in our premises.

Advantages in working for Strode Park include full paid training, free meals and working in a delightful setting.

Pay £125 per week rising to £232.00 per week after successfully completing a six month probationary period.

If you are interested please write to Jenny Bunch, jenny.bunch@strodepark.org.uk, stating why you would like to be a carer and we will arrange an informal visit so you can learn more.

The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: 6th July 2015

Cook

Footprints, Canterbury

Strode Park Foundation is a charity with over 60 years experience in working with people with disabilities, providing long stay and rehabilitation services.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the right skills to get involved in a demanding kitchen within our services at Footprints and Redwalls, Canterbury.

Supporting the Head Cook and other kitchen staff, you will confidently be able to multi-task to a highly efficient standard and communicate/liaise with people at all levels.

Vital to this position is the ability to maintain professional standards and to show a flair and enthusiasm for a clean & healthy workplace.

Hours: 37 hours per week, on a shift pattern worked over 7 days, including weekends.

Hourly Rate £7.29 per hour. An additional 20p/hr will be paid for NVQ Qualification.

A driver is desirable but not essential.

Candidates should be over 21 years old due to registration.

Benefits include 28 days annual leave, full in-house Training provided and free onsite parking.

The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For an Application pack or further details on the position please email: recruitment@strodepark.org.uk or telephone 01227 373292.

Bank Carers

Strode Park Foundation is a charity based in Herne Bay, Canterbury and Rainham.  It is fully CQC compliant and has an excellent reputation.  It provides residential and community services to adults and children with complex disabilities.

Shifts are early mornings, day times or evenings and nights 7 days a week so can be worked around Family and Study commitments.

Advantages of working at Strode Park:

  • Full free training
  • Dedicated team to support you in your work
  • Free Parking
  • Free meals whilst on duty on one of our sites
  • Picturesque surroundings

If you are a caring, considerate and organized person currently studying Health & Social Care or looking for a future career in care, then apply today!

Rates of pay from £7.43 per hour Social to £7.73 per hour unsocial

The position requires an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information or an application pack please email: recruitment@strodepark.org.uk or  download an application pack. Alternatively you can call 01227 373292.

Lead Carer

Strode Park House, Herne Bay

Strode Park Foundation is a charity based in Herne Bay, Canterbury and Rainham.  It is fully CQC complaint and has an excellent reputation.  It provides residential and community services to adults and children with complex disabilities.

Lead Carer

If you are patient with excellent leadership skills, have the ability to support staff whilst they are undertaking their induction and ongoing development, the above post could be the one for you!

You will need to confidently be able to provide physical and social support to individuals to ensure they can achieve an appropriate level of independence and wellbeing in line with their aspirations and abilities.

In addition to this you will be responsible for:

  • The Induction & Training of all new and existing staff to ensure they are able to deliver the service at the standard required.
  • Be responsible for the support and supervision of all care staff.
  • Pro-actively lead a team of dedicated care staff for a designated area of the home

Essential to the role is a Diploma/NVQ 3 in Care and a current driving licence with at least 2 years experience within a similar role.

Benefits include:

  • £7.33 per hour Social, £7.94 per hour Unsocial
  • Permanent Contracts
  • Full Time Contracts – 37.5 hours per week, 7 Days a week,
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free Home Cooked Meals
  • Free Training carried out by our Accredited Training Department
  • No Uniform
  • Free Onsite parking
  • Child Care Voucher Scheme

If this interests you and you want the security and benefits full time permanent employment offers, we would love to hear from you. Call our HR Department today to discuss the opportunities further on 01227 373292 or download an application pack or alternatively email recruitment@strodepark.org.uk

The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.