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Care & Support Worker – Platters Farm Lodge (Ref: 23-071PFL)

Are you passionate about providing an effective level of care to vulnerable adults, ensuring all aspects of their personal and emotional care are fully met?

We are hiring full and part time Care and Support Workers who share our values of Care, Inspire, Together. Your care will make such a real difference to people’s lives, and we are looking for individuals who have the ability, skills and compassion to assist vulnerable people and take huge pride in the work they do.

If you have an interest in adult care services, look no further, as we now have the opportunity to join our dedicated team of carers at Platters Farm Lodge (PFL) Rainham, Gillingham. We are offering flexible shifts.

As a Care & Support Worker at PFL you will:

  • Promote our guest’s appearance and personal hygiene by offering support and advice.
  • Assist guests to move safely in their everyday life
  • Enable patients to maintain and improve their independence by promoting involvement in social events and activities.
  • Support guests in maintaining their family and social network, where appropriate.

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

PFL offers short breaks, respite, rehabilitation, and long-stay facility for adults. The service also provides people with dementia related care and support. For some people, the fun and nurturing environment of PFL is their permanent home. The service is vibrant, socially warm, and inviting for the individual and their family and friends. For further info, go to our website: Dementia Services (

Shift times at PFL are:

Long day: 7am – 9.30pm

Early: 7am – 2.30pm

Late: 2pm – 9.30pm

Nights: 8pm – 7am

Platters Farm Lodge 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:

  • Be willing to work on all units across the service, including working with guests who have dementia, are in day service and are currently undergoing rehabilitation.
  • Have the ability to to work as part of a team and with others in a collaborative and engaging way.
  • Be committed to deliver a high level of care and support for our service users.
  • Have the ability to work across a range of shifts, including earlies, lates and nights.
  • Be able to clearly and appropriately communicate both orally and in writing with people inside and outside the Foundation.
  • Hold Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care or equivalent, or be willing to attain this qualification.

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.