Note: The application date for this job has now passed.
£11.02 - £11.70 per hour (dependent on probation & qualifications)
For further information please contact:
Dawn Thrussell on 0208 942 9769 (Registered Cluster Manager)/Chahnaz El-Bikai Admin Office:0208 942 9769 or
Where appropriate, Hft hourly rates will increase in accordance with the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage as from April 2018.
Senior Support Worker
Hours – 37.5 hours per week
Salary – £11.02 – £11.70 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health and Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 3)
Join us and help change lives
We are a national charity providing creative support services across England to people who have a learning disability. We provide a range of services including Supported Living, residential, and short breaks, and we lead the field nationally, in utilising new technology. We believe in the principle of ‘every moment has potential’ and incorporate this in the provision of all our services. Our support staff are at the forefront of this and on a day to day basis you will ensure that Support Worker colleagues deliver the highest standard of care.
What we will offer you:
A comprehensive induction / development programme with support from local your manager and a Learning and Development Specialist.
An opportunity to develop and use your creative ideas and plan your career development.
20 days holiday rising to 25 days after the first year, plus eight customary days, and a contributory pension scheme.
What we expect from you:
To be able to work varied flexible hours including evenings and weekends (with potential for on-call duties)
To have experience of implementing support plans and supervising staff
To be committed to ensuring people have great lives.
To be a role model to Support Workers to deliver great support and assist the Registered Cluster Manager to monitor, report and maintain agreed standards.
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.
Senior Support Worker
Where you will be working: Across a Cluster of services
Reports to: RCM
Purpose of the job:
The purpose of this role is to blend together the practitioner role and the first line management role at a SSW level. You will be a role model to others through demonstrating excellent support to those in our care and you will help the RCM/s to teach, support and manage staff teams effectively. The SSW offers the opportunity for career progression to someone keen to develop their knowledge and skills.
The foundation of your practice will be built on Hft’s values, and embedded into the Fusion model of support and delivering Person Centred Services. We want you to nurture and inspire those coming to work for Hft and contribute to ensuring we have the best staff teams offering the best support services across the sector.
You need to work to the standards set internally (by Hft) and externally (for example, by the Care Quality Commission and Local Authority).
You will contribute to ensuring services are:-
Every SSW will be assigned to a RCM and work to a common set of core responsibilities. However, in addition you will adapt your role to meet the needs of regional services.
Main Duties Across a cluster of services:-
First line MANAGEMENT ROLE (down-time to be confirmed with service following guide)
Nice to Haves: