Children’s Support Workers

Footprints Care Home, Fordwich, Canterbury

Flexible Hours (both Part and Full time hours available over 7 days). Dedicated Night Shifts also available. £7.83 per hour (progressing to £8.16 with Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care).

Our Footprints’ service is based just outside Canterbury, in the quiet countryside. Here, we specialise in the care of children aged between 5 and 18 years old. Whilst they are resilient and determined children, they face huge adversity and need support in all aspects of their lives. As a Strode Park Support Worker you will be responsible for carrying out peg feeds, giving physiotherapy to improve their health and wellbeing, and providing all forms of personal care whilst ensuring the children have the best opportunity to live the childhoods they deserve. You may be asked to take them for a walk at seaside, attend a pop concert, or even take them on holiday.

We’re a close knit team and need people to join us with the following skills and qualities:

  • You must be motivated to respond and engage in all aspects of caring for our children.
  • You’ll be working 121 so will need to be patient and resilient with a caring attitude.
  • You must be able to use your initiative; we want you to come up with new ideas in supporting and inspiring our children so they don’t miss out on childhood experiences.
  • You need good communication skills; not all of our children communicate verbally so you will need to adapt.
  • Ideally you will have a current clean driving license due to our location and driving our children to external activities (in SPF vehicles).
  • If you don’t already hold Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent), we will support you in achieving this.
  • Ideally you’ll have experience of working with children with similar needs or residential care experience, however full training will be provided to those without experience who demonstrate the right attributes and desire to make a difference.

Be part of their childhood. Be part of #teamstrodepark.

To discuss the role in more detail, please contact Laura Pearce, Footprints Home Manager on 01227 788779 or [email protected]. For more information, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.


Closing date: 21st May 2018.


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

Strode Park is an equal opportunities employer.