£7.73 - £8.18 per hour (dependent on probation and qualifications)
For further information please contact:
Vanessa Mitchell - Tel: 01453 820940
Cooking a meal, to educating someone about healthy eating. 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.
There’s no such thing as a “typical day” for one of our Support Workers. You could be supporting someone with personal care in the morning, go swimming or to a local cafe in the afternoon – or even helping them plan their birthday party or a family event.
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.
This is a really rewarding role supporting a male resident on a 1:1 basis. You will have the chance to help him to look after his home, support him during activities in the community and ensuring that he lives a fulfilling life.
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 shifts and hours that include some weekends, nights and Bank Holidays. You may also get the opportunity to accompany the people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.
– To find out more about this role please call Vanessa on 01453 820940
– If you’d like to find out whether this opportunity is for you e-mail your CV to Vanessa and we’ll be in contact for an informal chat
-Or to apply click on the button below to complete our application form
Interview 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.
Supported Living Worker
Where you will be working: Stonehouse or Stroud
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 hat 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