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Hft Sheffield & Derbyshire
£7.26 - £7.66 per hour (dependent on age, probation & qualification)
For further information please contact:
Emily Singleton on 0114 2500718
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where appropriate, Hft hourly rates will increase in accordance with the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage as from April 2018.
Location – Sheffield & Derbyshire
Hours – 22.5hrs-37.5hrs per week available (flexible relief hours also available)
Salary – £7.50 per hour aged 21+ or £7.26 between the ages of 18-20 – both rising to £7.66 per hour on successful completion of probation and Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2
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. 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.
A full UK/EU driving licence is preferable but not essential.
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. 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.
Where you will be working: Sheffield and Derbyshire
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):
• 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
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