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Hft Worcestershire Area
Up to £8.12 per hour
For further information please contact:
Carol Manktelow - 01789490664 / firstname.lastname@example.org
LAUREN TAYLOR, ADMIN OFFICE - 07774432416 / LAUREN.TAYLOR@HFT.ORG.UK
Location – Gaston & Dolphin, Bidford-on-Avon
Hours – Full & part-time available – 20 – 37.5 hours per week
Hourly rate – £7.83 ages 21 or over or £7.66 between the ages 18-20 – both rising to £7.86 on successful completion of probation, rising further to £8.12 on gaining Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2
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 Gaston & Dolphin and you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
About the Service
Hft Worcestershire is currently recruiting Support Workers to join our Gaston & Dolphin House Service based in Bidford-on-Avon. Gaston & Dolphin is a registered care service that can accommodate up to nine people. Based in a rural setting, with a Day Centre, it is just a short walk to the local village facilities and amenities.
We provide support in all areas of individual’s lives from personal care, home activities and accessing leisure activities.
Our Support Workers support individuals to ensure they can participate in as much as possible, for example you may be required to support with; art therapy, sensory experiences, shopping, hydrotherapy, music therapy, visiting health professionals, relaxation, concerts, cinema, holidays and other things individuals may like to experience.
Hours for this position will range from 7.30am – 10.30pm on a rota basis, we do require staff to undertake sleep-in duty on a rota basis for which you will be paid an additional amount. This is to be available if the waking night support worker requires assistance.
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 offer
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.
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: Bidford-on-Avon
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.
Support Worker Person Specification
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