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£9.00 per hour
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Sara Ashton on 07342056182 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours – Full and part time hours are available
£9.00 per hour
Join us and help change lives.
As a Support Worker you will enable the people we support to lead fulfilling lives based upon their personal support needs.
You will join a brand new Hft staff team that is being set up to help an adult with learning disabilities move into their own home. We are about to commence this rewarding project which will change this person’s life.
Our vision is to ensure that the people we support with additional needs such as challenging behaviour are given the same opportunities as everyone else.
To be a successful Supported Living Worker having the right values, confidence and attitudes is more important than experience. Key qualities will be a natural resilience to challenges, the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other agencies, self-motivation and most importantly the ability to be passionate about promoting independence and active lifestyles.
We also support and encourage our employees to develop their careers through NVQ courses.
For these roles you will be part of a new team who will have a specially designed induction and bespoke package of additional training as well as a dedicated manager who will coach you along the way.
Shift work including evenings and weekends and some sleep in duties will be involved.
Hft staff benefits include
– 20 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
– Contributory pension scheme
– Life assurance
– Staff reward schemes,
– Family-friendly policies,
– Discounted mobile phone and car schemes
– Confidential Employee Helpline.
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: Lancashire
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.
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
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:
Have experience or a desire to work with adults with learning disabilities and behaviours which challenge.
Have a long term dedication to improving the life of the supported individual.
Have an understanding or desire to support people with autistic spectrum disorder
Have the ability to think creatively and manage risk to enable development.
Are tolerant and reliant whilst remaining empathetic.
Are able to work effectively in a team.