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£7.73 - £8.18 per hour (dependent on probation and qualifications held)
Waking Night Support Worker
Location: Stroud and Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £7.73 – £8.18 per hour (dependant on successful completion of probation and Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)
It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help us change lives.
About the role
As a Waking Night Support Worker at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. In these roles, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, creating flexible services that meet people’s needs and always looking for the best way of doing things.
Waking Night Supported Living Workers are required to remain awake throughout the night to support individuals as required. You could be supporting someone with personal care, helping someone with their medication or just chatting and keeping them company if they are unable to sleep.
Sometimes it’s challenging, but it’s always rewarding. You’ll go to work knowing that you’re making a positive difference to someone’s life. You’ll be working in a team of skilled, dedicated colleagues committed to doing the same and they will support you along the way.
We provide 24/7 support to some people, so this role would suit you if you like the idea of working shifts and hours that include some weekends and Bank Holidays. You may also get the opportunity to accompany the people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.
You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job – you’ll get plenty of training along the way. It’s great if you already have experience of learning disabilities, autism or dementia, but this is by no means essential. What matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.
What Hft can offer you:
We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support others to live the best life possible.
Join us and help us change lives.
Closing date – Sunday 22 October 2017
Applications will be shortlisted and candidates invited to interview as they apply
Job Description – Waking Night Support Worker
Where you will be working: Stroud and Stonehouse
Reports to: Registered Cluster Manager, Senior Supported Living Worker
This job is important because:
You will enable the people we support to lead fulfilling lives based upon their personal support needs. You need to work to the standards set internally (by Hft) and externally (for example, by the Care Quality Commission), doing all you can to make sure that the people we support and your colleagues come to no harm and that the people we support are satisfied with the level of support they receive. You will achieve this by communicating with individuals and by following the underpinning principles of Person Centred Active Support (PCAS):
As we provide 24/7 support you need to be able to work shifts, including weekends, some nights and Bank Holidays. You will also be required to accompany people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.
1.Support people with learning disabilities to the highest standard and in line with their support plan, cultural needs and wishes.
2.Support people to manage their own home, including supporting individuals with maintaining their tenancies and give support and guidance when individuals move home.
3.Support people with personal care if required, which may include toileting and bathing, in line with their support plan.
4. Support and encourage people to make choices and life decisions in line with the Mental Capacity Act requirements.
5. Assist and encourage people to engage in everyday home, social, leisure and work activities, according to the individual’s choice.
6. Support people with their health needs as required, e.g. taking medication and attending doctor’s appointments.
7. Keep accurate and up to date records.
8. Support people with their finances, where necessary, and in line with Hft guidelines
9. Promote health, safety and well-being of the people we support.
10. Work positively with colleagues, families and external organisations and professionals.
11. Look for opportunities to use Personalised Technology to increase people’s independence.
12. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
13. Improve the support provided by discussing any new ideas.
14. Participate in learning and development opportunities as required.
15. Undertake any other duties as appropriate.
Person Specification – Waking Night Support Worker
These are the qualities and behaviours that Hft support staff must have.
The first four areas are standard across Hft, the final, person-centred, area is to suit the particular service, and the people it supports, for this particular vacancy.
Communication – we need people who
Respect – we need people who
Cares About – we need people who
Creative Thinking – we need people who
Person Centred ‘must haves’ – we need people who
Person Centred ‘nice to haves’ – we need people who