Note: The application date for this job has now passed.
£7.66 - £8.12 per hour (dependent on age, probation & qualifications)
For further information please contact:
Lauren Taylor on 07774 432416 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours – 37.5 hours per week
Salary – £7.83 per hour aged 21 and over or £7.66 per hour aged between 18-20, both rising to £8.12 per hour (upon successful completion of probation and Health and Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)
Do you want to support people with learning disabilities? It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help change lives
We currently have a full time vacancy available for a support worker to join our Resource Centre located in Shefford.
Come and join our friendly team at our Resource Centre in Bedfordshire and you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible
If you share the same values and behaviours that are central to our Person Centred Active Support approach we would love to meet you!
About the Service
At our Resource centre, we offer a wide range of activities/sessions for people who attend the centre. We ask all of our staff to support individuals to ensure they get the most out of their time at the resource centre. You may be required to support the following activities and sessions: cheerleading, wildlife, dance, relax and stretch, aromatherapy, chit chat, out and about, gardening and many more. An external tutor may come in to deliver some of these sessions.
As a support worker for this service you will be expected to access the community in small groups with the people we support therefore a driving licence is necessary.
You will be welcomed in to the team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role.
Hours for this position will range from 08:30am – 16:30pm Monday – Friday. You will also be expected to undertake one Saturday every couple of months.
What we can offer you
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
Qualifications and experience
You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job; you’ll get plenty of training along the way. What matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people with learning disabilities.
What our staff say about us
“This is my first job working in care and Hft have been very welcoming and all colleagues have been very helpful and amazing when answering any questions that I had about what to do. I’m always happy to come to work and it’s always a pleasant place to be. The people we support and my other colleagues are all so lovely and I’m so glad that I decided to come and work for Hft” MW- Support worker Shefford
“HFT is a fantastic charity to work for, I’ve been working at one of their services for about 3 months and I have honestly enjoyed every minute of it. It is truly rewarding to work with some awesome people that we support to have a fulfilling life. Whether it’s going food shopping on a Monday morning or having a group outing to the bowling alley on a Wednesday afternoon there’s always something to do that keeps things fresh.” MS- Support Worker Clifton
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.
Community Support Worker
Where you will be working: Bedfordshire
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):
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.
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.
Communicate positively with people using a range of methods.
Use their initiative.
Present themselves confidently.
Freely express their views and asks questions.
Person Centred ‘must haves’ – we need people who