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Have questions about working with us?
Our office address is Unit 7, The Pound, Evegate Business Park, Smeeth, Kent, TN25 6SX
Yes! We appreciate that not everyone drives, but it’s easy to get to our main office via public transport. The number 10 bus, available from all areas of Ashford, as well as Folkestone and Dover stops along Ashford’s Hythe Road.
Reaching the Care in Kent office from here is easy on foot; simply take a ten minute walk down Station Road, and you will find us at Evegate Business Park on the left-hand side – you can’t miss us!
Yes we only provide care and support to people who still live in their own homes.
It’s not a problem. As long as you are happy to walk, cycle or use public transport!
Yes of course, experience is not essential. We provide all training and shadow shifts.
We have both lone working and double handed shifts.
We’ll need to see a copy of either a valid UK passport if you have one, or your residence permit/right-to-work documents if you hold a different passport. Being able to drive isn’t essential to working with Care In Kent, but if you do have a full driving licence, we’d love to see that too, along with your birth certificate.
In order to complete our ID checks we will also need to see two forms of ‘proof of address’ that are dated within the last three months, eg: Council Tax bill,/utilities bill/letter from HMRC.
You will need an enhanced DBS check, we cannot use a basic one. DBS checks take on average 1- 2 weeks but can take weeks to be returned. If you already have a DBS certificate you may be able to transfer this.
At Care In Kent we support and help each other as part of a team, putting the safety and well-being of our clients first and making sure that every new member is well-equipped to take on a caring role with confidence. Part of creating and ensuring that team dynamic is in providing practical training in assisting our clients with their personal care, in handling and moving someone safely, as well as training in first-aid and medication.
We also provide training in caring for those who are living with conditions such as dementia and epilepsy…as well as how best to care for those who are receiving end of life care.
You will be paid £12.50-£13.00 per hour plus travel mileage between care visits! You will be paid on the last Friday of every month.
We provide all carers with branded uniform
Yes we pay mileage and mileage expenses when a client is in your car. We also have some clients that pay your travel to and from the visit. You can also claim carer expenses using the P87 claim form —–link——
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