Hft Newcastle Area
£8.86 per hour
For further information please contact:
Karen Conley on 0191 213 1608 or email Karen.Conley@hft.org.uk
Hours – Part-time 25 hours per week
Hourly rate – £8.86 per hour (sleepover shifts are paid at £7.83 per hour)
Hft is a national charity and our goal is to support people with learning disabilities to maximise lifestyle choices and live independent, safe and healthy lives.
We have an exciting opportunity to join a team of staff in our Independent Living Services in Ovingham as a part time support worker to support a person with complex needs and challenging behaviour.
Supporting a male service user you will ensure he is the focus of your attention at all times, you will be involved in all aspects of daily living, supporting with personal care, promoting health and wellbeing and supporting the individual to experience a range of recreational activities.
You must be flexible in your approach with excellent communication and listening skills. You will be required to work on a variable rota to meet the individual needs of the service user you will be supporting, which may include some weekend and bank holiday work.
A full, current UK/EU driving licence and experience with challenging behaviour is essential.
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.
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: Ovingham
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 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