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Hft Newcastle Area
£7.50 per hour
For further information please contact:
Giedre Ginitaite or Bettina Lane on 0191 2131608
Female* Supported Living Workers – Day shifts only
Location – Hexham – Newcastle
Hours – 3 Full time contracts – 37.5 hours per week
Salary – £7.50 per hour
Taking someone swimming, to planning the holiday of a lifetime. Join us and help us change lives.
Hft is a national charity and our goal is to support people with learning disabilities to maximise lifestyle choices and live independent, safe and healthy lives. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our teams in Blyth, Hexham, Morpeth, and Dinnington for full time and part time roles.
About the role
As a 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.
You will be supporting a young woman who lives with her mother. A person we support will need help with her personal care, from getting up and ready for the day. You will be comfortable to support her in swimming activities that she attends. Day shifts only, no sleepovers.
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 we offer
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.
Interview date to be confirmed
*This post is covered by The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1, Occupational Requirements.
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.
Job Description – Support Worker
Department: North East
Where you will be working: Blyth, Hexham, Morpeth, Dinnington
Reports to: Team Manager, Senior Support 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.
Person Specification – 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