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Hft Worcestershire Area
£7.66 - £8.12 per hour (dependent on probation & qualifications)
For further information please contact:
Rachel Rone-Clarke, Registered Cluster Manager on 01386 48547 or
Support Worker – Part Time
Hours – 22.5 hours per week
Salary – £7.66 – £8.12 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health and Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)
It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help us change lives.
Hft Ltd is a national charity committed to ensuring that people with learning disabilities have the support they need to enjoy the opportunities that life offers.
Would you like to join our dedicated team in Evesham supporting individuals with profound multiple learning difficulties, in all aspects of their lives. You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job – you’ll get plenty of training along the way. It’s great if you already have experience of learning disabilities, autism or dementia, but this is by no means essential.
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.
You will be required to work shift patterns over 7 days a week including occasional sleep-ins (sleep-ins attract an additional payment). Additional hours are available.
This can be a rewarding job for the right person and you can make a difference to people’s lives. Life experiences are essential. Hft offers 20 days annual leaving rising to 25after the first year, plus eight customary days for Bank Holidays. We also offer a contributory pension scheme plus other company benefits.
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: Clementi Court, Evesham
Reports to: 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):
• Making sure that you support people to be as involved as possible in every moment of their lives.
• Offering people opportunities to be involved as often as possible, in the way that best suits them, e.g. as little or as much as they like.
• Offering ‘just enough’ support to ensure people succeed.
• Ensuring that people you support make as many choices as possible, so they remain in control.
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.
1. Support people with learning disabilities to the highest standard and in line with their support plan, cultural needs and wishes.
2. Support people with personal care if required, which may include toileting and bathing, in line with their support plan.
3. Support and encourage people to make choices and life decisions in line with the Mental Capacity Act requirements.
4. Assist and encourage people to engage in everyday home, social, leisure and work activities, according to the individual’s choice.
5. Support people with their health needs as required, e.g. taking medication and attending doctor’s appointments.
6. Keep accurate and up to date records.
7. Support people with their finances, where necessary, and in line with Hft guidelines
8. Promote health, safety and well-being of the people we support.
9. Work positively with colleagues, families and external organisations and professionals.
10. Look for opportunities to use Personalised Technology to increase people’s independence.
11. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
12. Improve the support provided by discussing any new ideas.
13. Participate in learning and development opportunities as required.
14. Undertake any other duties as appropriate.
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.
• Think imaginatively.
• Communicate positively with people using a range of methods.
• Are enthusiastic.
• Use their initiative.
• Present themselves confidently.
• Freely express their views and asks questions.
Person Centred ‘must haves’ – we need people who
• Have a flexible approach to meet the needs of the individuals we support.
• Are able to work various hours, including weekends and evenings.
• Are able to undertake sleep-in duties on the premises.
• Can support people to achieve their goals and ambitions.
• Can support individuals to lead rewarding and fulfilling lives.