Note: The application date for this job has now passed.
£7.03 - £7.50 per hour (dependent on age)
For further information please contact:
Lisa Preston on 01858 419145 or
Support Worker – Occupation & Employment Services
Hours – 37.5 hours per week
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)
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 Leicestershire, joining our Occupation and Employment service in Market Harborough 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 Centred 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
Our Occupation and Employment service is based in a purpose built unit in Market Harborough town centre. We are looking for staff who will support them in their day to day lives and enable them to experience greater levels of inclusion, independence and choice.
You will be welcomed into our friendly team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role.
As we provide 24/7 support, you may be asked to work some evenings 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
In this role, 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 access the community, take part of craft activities, 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.
A little bit about us
We are national charity that supports over 2,500 people to live rewarding and fulfilling lives. We provide the specialist care and support that helps people, including those with the most complex and challenging needs, to live with as much independence, choice and dignity as possible. We also provide the kind of extra help that means people with learning disabilities can experience life to the full – from finding employment, to having an active social life.
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. In addition we also offer the following:
What our staff say about us
I’ve been working for Hft for nearly 6 years. My role as Support Worker is fulfilling, fun and rewarding. I feel that I can offer exceptional support and care when needed. Each day is varied and interesting; I have the ability to work independently in my role but know the company is there for me too. – Sharon Gent
I have been working for the company for 11 years. I have enjoyed the role as Woodwork Facilitator supporting people with learning disabilities with their projects. I have now reached retirement age which is why I have decided to stand down from my role – Tony Grant
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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.
Department: Day Services
Where you will be working: Market Harborough
Reports to: Team 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 may need to be able to work shifts, including occasional weekends, some nights and Bank Holidays. You may also be required to accompany people we support on holidays and will be required to attend training courses and other activities.
Support Worker – Day Services
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