Hft Cheshire & Merseyside
£7.26 - £7.66 per hour (dependent on age, successful completion of probation and qualification held)
Supported Living Worker
Location: Helsby, Cheshire and Merseyside
Hours: Full time or part time – permanent
Salary: £7.50 per hour aged 21 and over or £7.26 per hour between the ages 18-20, both rising to £7.66 per hour on successful completion of probation and Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2
We are currently seeking Supported Living Workers to join our friendly team in Cheshire and Merseyside to make a real difference to people’s everyday lives.
Our role in Helsby is to support a lady with learning disabilities in her early 30’s. The purpose of these roles is to help her achieve her goals. She has her own home and needs support in maintaining her independence. She likes to go out and about to museums and art galleries. To support her you will need to be cheerful, patient and understanding with good communication skills and the ability to support her to make healthy meals. You must be willing to take her out in her wheelchair, be available to work a varied shift pattern including evenings, weekends and bank holidays and be able to drive her mobility car to support her with crafts and activities.
To be a successful Supported Living Worker having the right values, confidence and attitudes is more important than experience. We provide fantastic training opportunities, through a comprehensive induction programme which includes any specialist training specific to the individuals we support. We also support and encourage our employees to develop their careers through NVQ courses.
Due to continued growth and expansion of our services we also have other vacancies. For further details please search on the Hft job search page in the Cheshire and Merseyside location.
To apply, click on the button at the bottom of this page.
For an informal discussion, please call 0151 3557703 between 9am-5pm or email Margaret Russell
Closing date: Friday 22 December 2017
Interview date to be arranged
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.
Job Description -Supported Living Worker
Where you will be working: Cheshire & Merseyside service
Reports to: Service 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.
Support Worker Person Specification
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