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Hft Shropshire & Staffordshire
£6.74 - £7.50 per hour (dependent on age)
For further information please contact:
Barry Lord 01952 432065 ext. 1003
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Worker (Residential & Respite)
Location – Telford, Shropshire
Hours – Full-time 37.5 hours per week (part-time hours available)
Salary – £7.50 per hour aged 21 and over or £6.74 rising to £7.03 per hour after probation between the ages 18-20
Working for Hft is not just a job; it’s a life experience.
Join us in our residential and respite services for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities 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 this role, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives and will contribute to creating flexible services which meet people’s needs and which identify the best ways of doing things.
There is no such thing as a ‘typical day’ for our Support Workers. You never know what you might end up doing. You could be supporting someone to have their breakfast in the morning, to go swimming or to a local cafe in the afternoon or supporting them with specific health or communication needs they may have. 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 ’round the clock support’ to the people using our services, so this role would suit you if you are able to work daytime and evening shifts in rotation with colleagues, including some weekends, overnight sleeping-in support and Bank Holidays. You may also have the opportunity to accompany the people we support on holidays and will be supporting them to pursue social and leisure activities of their choice, both at home and in the local area.
You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job as you’ll get plenty of training along the way. It’s great if you already have experience of supporting people with profound and multiple learning disabilities 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 lives with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.
We are looking for people to support individuals or small groups of people living or enjoying short breaks in our services for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Many of the people we support have specific needs in relation to eating and drinking, communication, mobility and their health and wellbeing, so you and your colleagues will work closely with health and social care professionals and will be provided with ongoing training to give you the knowledge and skills you need to meet these needs.
As the people we support are leading increasingly busy lives in their local community, a full driving licence and a willingness to drive Hft’s vehicles, subject to eligibility, would be an advantage.
What we offer
We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way as well as the opportunity to achieve qualifications in Health and Social Care. 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 us change lives.
Interviews will be arranged as applications are received and shortlisted
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: Beech Spinney, Telford
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 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