Note: The application date for this job has now passed.
£7.66 - £8.12 per hour (dependent on probation & qualifications)
For further information please contact:
Lauren Taylor 07774 432416
Hours – Full & Part-time opportunities available – 30 & 37.5 hours a week
Salary – £7.66 – £8.12 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health and Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)
Do you want to support people with learning disabilities? It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help change lives.
Come and join our friendly team at Hft in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, joining our new transition service and you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
If you share the same values and behaviours that are central to our Person Centered Active Support approach we would love to meet you!
About the Service
We currently have exciting opportunities available for Support Workers to join our new transition service based in Biggleswade. This service focuses on supporting people between the ages of 16-25 looking to move from their parental home into supported living. We have both part time and full time vacancies available. You will be welcomed in to the team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role.
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.
There’s no such thing as a “typical day” for one of our Support Workers. You never know what you might end up doing. You could be supporting someone to make their breakfast 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. And you’ll be working in a team of skilled, dedicated colleagues who’ll support you all 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 every other weekend, 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.
What we 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
Qualifications and experience
An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or a similar subject) is ideal for becoming a support worker, but not essential, and a willingness to work towards one is definitely welcomed.
You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job; you’ll get plenty of training along the way. What matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people with learning disabilities.
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.
Community Support Worker
Where you will be working: Bedfordshire
Reports to: Registered Cluster 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.
These are the qualities and behaviours that Hft support staff must have.
Communication – we need people who
Like being around people.
Value input from others.
Are good listeners.
Are willing to try new approaches.
Are able to communicate using a range of methods.
Communicate openly with people.
Articulate views with passion and understanding.
Speak clearly using positive, simple, straight forward language.
Articulate how they feel.
Respect – we need people who
Value the views of others.
Are kind and thoughtful to others.
Have a positive outlook.
Are tolerant of people who have different views.
See the person first not the disability.
Respect others point of view.
Are well-mannered and polite to everyone they come into contact with.
Tackle issues with a positive frame of mind.
Work at a pace comfortable to the person they are supporting.
Cares About – we need people who
Have a desire to be part of the social care world.
Are enthusiastic about supporting people.
Are patient with people.
Behave in a person centred way.
Are interested in the people they support.
Creative Thinking – we need people who
Have a ‘can do’ attitude.
Communicate positively with people using a range of methods.
Use their initiative.
Present themselves confidently.
Freely express their views and asks questions.
Person Centred ‘must haves’ – we need people who