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Care & Support Worker – Lady Dane Farmhouse (Ref: 23-060LDF)

Come and join our team of Care and Support Workers at Lady Dane Farmhouse (LDF) for a rewarding role that will truly make a difference to people’s quality of life. Care roles are rewarding. By providing attentive quality care, you can help transform our resident’s short or long term care.

That’s why, at Strode Park Foundation our values of ‘Care, Inspire, Together’ underpin our commitment to enabling our residents to live life as they choose . All our team have specialist skills and knowledge in working with people with disabilities and are dedicated to ensuring that residents are supported to live as independently as possible in a fun and nurturing environment.

If you are compassionate and caring and not afraid of hard work you might just be the person we are looking for. LDF are looking for dedicated Care workers who would like to work days, or alternatively, if nights suit you better we very much welcome your application too!

As a Care and Support Worker at LDF, you will:

  • Deliver a high standard of essential and routine care to all residents
  • Assist with bed making, serve meals and feed our residents, and use hoists to help our residents move
  • Follow care plans and assist in their review to ensure appropriate care is delivered
  • Be responsible for administration of medication following training
  • Assist with the welcoming of new residents and their families to the Home

As a Strode Park Foundation colleague, you will get comprehensive support from day one, and receive training and development opportunities to develop your skills.

Lady Dane Farmhouse is a beautiful 15-bedded home set in the Kent countryside on the outskirts of the historic town of Faversham. The home welcomes adults with mixed disabilities who need long or short-term residential care. For further information, go to: Lady Dane Farmhouse – Strode Park Foundation

Shift times at LDF are:

AM: 08:00–14:00

PM: 14:00-20:00

Long day: 08:00-20:00

Nights: 20:00–08:00

LDF provides care on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week including weekends and bank holidays. This means we value reliable and flexible staff. We will consider all requests for flexible working and are proud to be a ‘Flex from First’ employer. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

Company Benefits

  • Competitive Rates of Pay
  • Meals Provided
  • Paid Disclosure and Barring Service Check
  • Free Flu Jab
  • Free Parking
  • Refer a friend bonus
  • Strode Lottery
  • Staff Council
  • Flexible Hours
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Staff Newsletter and updates
  • Staff Awards

Our ideal Care and Support Worker will:

  • Have an interest in Adult Care services
  • Be flexible and able to meet the working pattern demanded by the role
  • Be able to communicate clearly with our residents, adapting to their individual requirements
  • Be committed to deliver a high level of care and support
  • Hold Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent, or be willing to attain this qualification

Although not essential, it would be an advantage if you have:

  • Direct or indirect experience of disability or supporting those with disabilities
  • Previous experience of working/studying in care

About us

Caring since 1946, Strode Park Foundation provides vital care and support services, supported living opportunities and day and leisure services for young people and adults with a range of disabilities across Kent. Our values of Care, Inspire and Together underpin everything we do, and we are very proud to employ truly inspirational people who make our care setting a remarkable place to work.


Creating an Inclusive Environment

 Strode Park Foundation (“Strode Park”) is fully committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination. Strode Park values the differences that a diverse workforce brings to our organisation.

Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our service users, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

Strode Park will not discriminate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. It will not discriminate because of any other irrelevant factor and will build a culture that values meritocracy, openness, fairness and transparency.