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£7.66 - £8.12 per hour (dependent on probation and qualification held)
Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours and part-time 22.5 hours available
Location: Clifton, Bedfordshire
Salary: £7.66 – £8.12 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health and Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)
Do you want to support people with learning disabilities? It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Work with Hft and change lives.
Come and join our friendly team at Hft in Bedfordshire and you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. We have a great team of staff who are passionate about their work and ensure that everyone has a personalised, quality support service.
If you share the same values and behaviours that are central to our Person Centered Active Support approach we would love to meet you!
At Hft we say ‘every moment has its potential’ and, as a support worker, you’ll have the opportunity every day to support people with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
About the Service
We currently have exciting opportunities available for Support Workers to join our residential and supported living services based in Clifton, Bedfordshire. These services provide support to people with learning disabilities. We offer high-quality residential care for adults with learning disabilities, with a focus on helping people we support to live life as independently as possible.
You will be welcomed in to the team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role.
As we provide 24/7 support, this role will suit you if you like the idea of working shifts, including every other weekend, some nights and Bank Holidays. You may also have the opportunity to accompany people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.
A little bit about us
We are national charity that supports over 2,500 people to live rewarding and fulfilling lives. We provide the specialist care and support that helps people, including those with the most complex and challenging needs, to live with as much independence, choice and dignity as possible. We also provide the kind of extra help that means people with learning disabilities can experience life to the full – from finding employment, to having an active social life.
What we can offer you
Qualifications and experience
A Diploma/NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or a similar subject) is ideal for becoming a support worker, but not essential, and a willingness to work towards one is definitely welcomed.
You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job; you’ll get plenty of training along the way. What matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people with learning disabilities
What our staff say about us
“Hft is a company that really takes care of its employees. Working as a support worker is at times challenging, but with the guidance and support that we get from colleagues, management and seniors we are able to overcome any obstacle. I enjoy the flexible nature of this job and the fact that we are helping someone every time we come to work’. Maria, Support Worker
“What I have always enjoyed is that no two days have ever been the same at work! Also if you wish to progress you are encouraged and supported to do so” Jane, Registered Cluster Manager
To apply, click on the button at the bottom of this page.
If you would like further information please contact Lauren Taylor in recruitment on 07774432416 or Email
Closing date: Tuesday 17 October 2017
Interview dates are flexible and depending upon your availability
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE
If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks after the closing date your application has not been successful on this occasion.
Hft’s usual terms and conditions apply.
Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.
Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.