Hft South Oxfordshire
£8.03 - £8.47 per hour (dependent on probation and qualifications)
For further information please contact:
Archana Ramachandran on 01235 831686 or
Hours – Various hours are available
Salary – £8.03 – £8.47 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health and Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)
Join us and help change lives.
We offer a day service, where we support in excess of 40 people and offer over 50 different activities/sessions, including photography, art, swimming, gardening, jewellery making, music and dance, beauty, cooking, bowling and keep fit through use of both local facilities in the community and facilities on site, such as our gym and spa suite, computer suite and gardens, with a focus on teaching life skills, independence.
We are also supportive to creative ideas from our support workers to cater to individual requirements/interests.
We have various hours/ working patterns available. The Flexible Support Day Centre opens from 9.30am – 3pm, therefore core hours of work will usually encompass these times. Some evenings and weekend working may also be required, so we are looking for people who are able to be flexible with the hours they are able to work.
The purpose of the role is to give the highest possible standards of support to individuals with moderate to severe learning disabilities, in all aspects of their daily lives. You will be supporting people to:
– build their confidence
– feel secure in their surroundings
– be more independent
– enable them to make as many choices as possible
– gain confidence to develop their interests
– achieve their personal goals
– reach their potential
– support with personal care whenever required
You will ideally hold a full UK or EU driver’s licence and may be required to drive Hft’s minibus.
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: South Oxfordshire & Berkshire Service
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.