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Hft Worcestershire Area
£7.66 - £8.12 per hour (dependent on age, probation & qualifications)
For further information please contact:
Gail Beasley on 0152760482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location – Redditch, Worcestershire
Hours – Part-time – 28 hours per week
Hourly rate – £7.83 ages 21 or over or £7.66 between the ages 18-20 – both rising to £7.86 on successful completion of probation, rising further to £8.12 on gaining 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.
We currently have vacancies available for a Support Worker to join our team in Redditch.
Come and join our friendly and enthusiastic team in Redditch and you will be supporting adults with learning disabilities to be independent and gain the confidence to make real choices.
If you share the same person centred values we would like to meet you.
About the service
At Redditch we have a Short Breaks service which is registered for 5 individuals. It is a bungalow that has wheelchair access. We support people with their personal care, home activities and accessing the community.
Some of the fun things we do are: art and craft, bingo, shopping going to disco’s and the cinema and any other great ideas you can think of.
We also have a Day Service where Hft staff support individuals to get the most of the time we are supporting them.
As a Support Worker within this service you will be expected to access the community therefore a full, current UK/EU driving licence is necessary. You’ll enable the people we support to go to the gym, cinema, swimming and to join in cooking, gardening, art groups and pamper sessions.
We provide 24/7 support within the service, so this role would suit you if you like the idea of working nights or 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.
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.
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.
Support Worker – Short Breaks
Where you will be working: Redditch Replacement Services – a service providing a short break for up to 5 people each night. This service is provided to meet the needs of the people we support and their families, sometimes at short notice as the need arises and will normally range from a stay of one day/night, to a maximum of two weeks.
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.
Support Worker – Short Breaks
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