Note: The application date for this job has now passed.
£7.73 - £8.18 per hour (dependent on age, probation and qualifications)
For further information please contact:
Vanessa Mitchell on 01453 820940 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours – Part time – 24 hours per week
Salary – £7.83 per hour aged 21 and over or £7.73 per hour aged between 18-20, both rising to £8.18 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health and Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)
Do you want to support people with learning disabilities? Join us and help change lives
About the service
Come and join our friendly team at our house on Ebley Road in Stroud, and you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. Many of the people who we support here have lived with Hft for many years and so we know them very well. They will rely on you to support them in their home to cook meals, clean their rooms and assist them with medication and other day to day tasks. The staff team in the house is made up of dedicated people who are passionate about their work and ensure that everyone has a personalised, quality support service.
If you share the same values and behaviours that are central to our Person Centered Active Support approach we would love to meet you! At Hft we say ‘every moment has its potential’ and, as a support worker, you’ll have the opportunity every day to support people with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
About the role
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 or go to a local cafe in the afternoon. You will help them to keep their flat clean and will provide all the personal care that they need. 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. Our early shifts start at either 7/7.30am – 2/3pm and late shifts from 2/3pm – 10/11pm.You may also get the opportunity to accompany the people we support on holidays and you will attend training courses to keep up to date with changes in practices.
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.
What we offer
We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. These include 28 days leave, childcare vouchers, a Refer a Friend Scheme worth £300, pension, Tastecard, life assurance, free car parking, long service award, free employee helpline, apprenticeship programme etc, the list goes on!
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.
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: Ryeford Court, Stroud
Reports to: Registered Cluster Manager, Senior Supported Living 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 hat 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
Person Centred ‘nice to haves’ – it is useful but not essential if people have