Note: The application date for this job has now passed.
£7.73 - £8.18 per hour (dependent on probation and qualifications)
For further information please contact:
Vanessa on 01453 820940
Waking Night Support Worker
Hours – Waking Nights, 10.30pm to 7am or 11pm to 7.30am (can vary)
Salary: £7.73 – £8.18 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)
Supporting someone with personal care, to helping them make informed choices. Join Hft and help us change lives.
As an Hft Support Worker, you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
Hft is a national charity that’s been supporting people with learning disabilities since 1962. We put the people we support at the centre of everything we do and use our experience to work in partnership with them to provide personalised services to more than 2500 people.
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 offer a full range of attractive benefits including 28 days’ annual leave, pension, life assurance, staff recognition and rewards, refer a friend scheme, discounted monthly mobile ‘phone contracts, discounted meals out, childcare vouchers, family-friendly policies and a confidential employee helpline.
About the role:
As an Hft Support Worker you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities within your community. 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 don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job; what matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people to live their own life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.
What Hft can offer you:
It’s helpful if you already have experience of dementia, autism and learning disabilities – but this is by no means essential as Hft will give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure that they have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support people with the most complex needs to live the best life possible.
We provide 24/7 support to people, so this role will require you to work some weekends and Bank Holidays.
Interviews: timings are flexible to fit in with your commitments.
Join us and help change lives.
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.
Waking Night Support Worker
Where you will be working: Stroud or 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.
Supported Living 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