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    Job title : Deputy Programme Coordinator
    Employer : Kent Autistic Trust
    Region : South East England
    Salary : 17,174 to 18,386 pa
    Closing Date : 10 February 2017
    Job Ref. : 228
    Full/Part : Full
    Job Function : Managerial
    Appn. form : click here
    JOB DESCRIPTION
    Deputy Programme Coordinator, Lordswood, Kent

    37.5 hours pw, Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm


    Is a job with The Kent Autistic Trust right for you?

    If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, then employment as a Deputy Programme Coordinator with The Kent Autistic Trust could be perfect for you. If you are already an experienced carer and have worked as a Deputy Programme Coordinator, then we want to hear from you.

    Who are we?
    The Kent Autistic Trust (KAT) a better life, a better future - is an innovative and growing charity. We have been providing high quality services for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families for over 20 years. We have an excellent reputation, with services endorsed by the National Autistic Society Accreditation Service. We offer residential and respite services, supported living projects, day resource hubs, outreach support and family support. Our ethos is focused on encouraging maximum independence, choice and use of community resources within a supportive environment. We currently support around 90 people from sites across Kent.

    What does a Deputy Programme Coordinator do?
    The main role of our Deputy Programme Coordinator is to support the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the service. The role involves leading a team of day service care workers as well as supporting and deputizing for the Programme Coordinator in their absence. You will help implement development strategies that have been personally designed for those we support to enable them to achieve aspirational life goals. As a Deputy Programme Coordinator it is important that you have the appropriate skills to motivate, encourage and manage other employees.

    What are the desirable skills that Deputy Programme Coordinators need?

  • Team and Shift Leading
  • Reliable team player
  • Previous work experience as a Deputy Programme Coordinator
  • A positive and compassionate outlook
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (Adults)
  • A clean driving licence (minimum 2 years)
  • Experience and/or knowledge of epilepsy
  • Experience of working within the field of services for adults with special needs

    What do we offer our Deputy Programme Coordinator?
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • An enhanced DBS check
  • Ongoing accredited training and support
  • An excellent career pathway with promotion opportunities
  • 33 days paid leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Health and life benefits package
  • Pension Scheme

    How do I apply?
    Please send your CV to humanresources@kentautistic.com or email us for an application form. Alternatively, an application form can be downloaded from our website via the link along with a job description/person specification. We do not accept applications made via agencies.

    For all other general recruitment enquiries visit our website http://www.kentautistic.com/working-for-us/.

    When will you hear from us?
    We aim to advertise each vacancy for a minimum of 28 days. The indicative closing date for this advert is 10th February 2017. However, we will review applications promptly and will generally commence interviews before the indicative closing date.

    For this vacancy we have allocated the following dates for interview: 1st & 3rd February 2017 and 10th February 2017.

    If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date then, unfortunately, on this occasion you will have been unsuccessful.

    What happens next?
    You will be required to complete a short application form and then invited to a taster event, where you will have the opportunity to interact with colleagues and the people we support. The Kent Autistic Trust puts a large focus on teamwork and communication skills when assessing potential colleagues. If you can demonstrate these qualities then chances are that you will be offered a job. Once background checks have been satisfactorily completed, you will join us and receive excellent training to enable you to become part of an inclusive circle of professionals who are ambitious for the people they support.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from a wide section of the community.
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