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£7.66 - £8.12 per hour (dependent on probation & qualification)
For further information please contact:
Lauren Taylor, Admin Office - 07774432416
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours – Full and Part-time contracts available (30-37.5 hours per week)
Salary – £7.66 – £8.12 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health & 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 us change lives.
Come and join our friendly team at Hft in Clifton, Bedfordshire and you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. We have a great team of staff who are passionate about their work and ensure that everyone has a personalised, quality support service.
If you share the same values and behaviours that are central to our Person Centered Active Support approach we would love to meet you!
At Hft we say “every moment has its potential” and, as a support worker, you’ll have the opportunity every day to support people with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
About the Service
We currently have exciting opportunities available for Support Workers to join our residential and supported living services based in Clifton, Bedfordshire. These services provide support to people with learning disabilities. We offer high-quality residential care for adults with learning disabilities, with a focus on helping people we support to live life as independently as possible.
You will be welcomed in to the team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role.
As we provide 24/7 support, this role will suit you if you like the idea of working shifts, including every other weekend, some nights and Bank Holidays. You may also have the opportunity to accompany people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.
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.
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 to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.
Qualifications and experience
A Diploma/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
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.
What our staff say about us
“Hft is a company that really takes care of its employees. Working as a support worker is at times challenging, but with the guidance and support that we get from colleagues, management and seniors we are able to overcome any obstacle. I enjoy the flexible nature of this job and the fact that we are helping someone every time we come to work’. Maria, Support Worker
“What I have always enjoyed is that no two days have ever been the same at work! Also if you wish to progress you are encouraged and supported to do so” Jane, Registered Cluster Manager
Join us and help us 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.
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.
1. Support people with learning disabilities to the highest standard and in line with their support plan, cultural needs and wishes.
2. Support people with personal care if required, which may include toileting and bathing, in line with their support plan.
3. Support and encourage people to make choices and life decisions in line with the Mental Capacity Act requirements.
4. Assist and encourage people to engage in everyday home, social, leisure and work activities, according to the individual’s choice.
5. Encourage individuals to express their views on the internal and external services they receive.
6. Support people with their health needs as required, e.g. taking medication and attending doctor’s appointments.
7. Keep accurate and up to date records.
8. Support people with their finances, where necessary, and in line with Hft guidelines
9. Promote health, safety and well-being of the people we support.
10. Work positively with colleagues, families and external organisations and professionals.
11. Look for opportunities to use Personalised Technology to increase people’s independence.
12. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
13. Improve the support provided by discussing any new ideas.
14. Participate in learning and development opportunities as required.
15. Undertake any other duties as appropriate.
These are the qualities and behaviours that Hft support staff must have.
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