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Hft Newcastle Area
£8.21 per hour
For further information please contact:
Nicola McDougall on 07768558807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note our current online application system will close at 23:45 on Sunday 7 April 2019
If you have started an application please ensure you complete and submit before this time
Hft’s brand new application system will be online from Monday 8 April
Closing date for applications Tuesday 30 April 2019
Female* Support Worker
Location – Morpeth, Ashington and Dinnington
Hours – Part-time 30 hours per week
Salary – £12,247 (actual)
Hourly rate – £8.21 per hour
It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help us change lives.
About the role
As a Support Worker at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. In these roles, 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 make their breakfast in the morning, 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.
We provide 24/7 support to some people, so this role would suit you if you like the idea of working shifts and hours that include some weekends, nights and Bank Holidays. You may also get the opportunity to accompany the people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.
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 willingness to work with challenging behavior, 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 full UK/EU driving licence is essential and use of own car for work.
What we offer
We also 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.
Hft staff benefits include:-
Join us and help us change lives.
Please Note: This advert will be available on Hft’s new application system from Monday 8 April
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE
*This post is covered by The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1, Occupational Requirements.
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: North East
Where you will be working: Morpeth, Ashington and Dinnington
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
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