Note: The application date for this job has now passed.
£7.66 - £8.12 per hour (dependent on probation & qualifications)
For further information please contact:
Lauren Taylor on 07774 432416 or
Support Worker Waking Nights
Hours – Full and Part-time contracts available, 30 or 40 hours per week
Salary – £7.66 – £8.12 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? It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help change lives.
Come and join our friendly Waking Nights team at Hft in Clifton, Bedfordshire and you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. We have a great team of staff 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 Service
We currently have exciting opportunities available for Waking Night Support Workers to join our residential and supported living services based in Clifton, Bedfordshire. These services provide support to people with learning disabilities. We offer high-quality residential care for adults with learning disabilities, with a focus on helping people we support to live life as independently as possible.
You will be welcomed in to the team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role.
As we provide 24/7 support, this role will suit you if you like the idea of working shifts, including every other weekend, some nights and Bank Holidays. You may also have the opportunity to accompany people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.
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.
As a waking night support worker, you are required to remain awake throughout the night to support individuals as required. You could be supporting someone with personal care, helping someone with their medication or just chatting and keeping them company if they are unable to sleep.
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. You’ll be working in a team of skilled, dedicated colleagues committed to doing the same and they will support you along the way.
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 to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.
Qualifications and experience
A Diploma/NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or a similar subject) is ideal for becoming a support worker, but not essential, and a willingness to work towards one is definitely welcomed.
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 we can offer you
We offer a full range of attractive benefits including 28 days’ annual leave, pension, life assurance, staff recognition and rewards, refer a friend scheme, discounted monthly mobile ‘phone contracts, discounted meals out, childcare vouchers, family-friendly policies and a confidential employee helpline.
What our staff say about us
“Hft is a company that really takes care of its employees. Working as a support worker is at times challenging, but with the guidance and support that we get from colleagues, management and seniors we are able to overcome any obstacle. I enjoy the flexible nature of this job and the fact that we are helping someone every time we come to work’. Maria, Support Worker (Clifton)
“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.” Matthew, 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