£7.03 - £7.50 per hour (dependent on age)
For further information please contact:
Sarah Shallis on 01243 542714 or
Hours – Full and Part time hours are available
Salary – £7.50 per hour aged 21 and over or £7.03 per hour aged between 18-20 (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health and Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)
Join us and help change lives.
Hft is a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities to maximise lifestyle choices and live independent, safe and healthy lives.
We are recruiting Support Workers to work within our residential and supported living services in the Walberton and surrounding area of West Sussex, supporting adults with a learning disability in their own homes. Due to the location, being a driver with your own transport is essential.
Experience of working with adults who have a learning disability is desirable but not essential as full training will be given. The ideal candidate will have good organisational, planning, communication and motivational skills. You will need to have the flexibility to work shifts including evenings/weekends and sleep in duties.
We offer 25 days paid annual leave for full time contracted posts (pro-rata for part-time), a comprehensive training package, pension scheme, and career development opportunities.
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
Where you will be working:
Registered Service 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.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
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