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Hft Shropshire & Staffordshire
£6.74 - £7.50 per hour (dependent on age & completion of probation)
For further information please contact:
Barry Lord on 01952 433543 extension 1003
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported Living Worker
Hours – Full-time – 37.5 hours per week
Salary – £7.50 per hour for applicants aged 21 or over or
£6.74 rising to £7.03 per hour for applicants aged between 18-20
It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help us change lives.
About the role
As a Supported Living Worker at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities living in their own homes to lead the best life possible. In this role, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives and will contribute to creating flexible services which meet people’s needs and which identify the best ways of doing things.
There is no such thing as a typical day for our Supported Living Workers. You never know what you might end up doing. You could be supporting someone to make their breakfast in the morning, to go swimming or to a local cafe in the afternoon or even to 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 of the people using our services, so this role would suit you if you are able to work shifts or hours which, in rotation with colleagues, include some weekends, overnight sleeping-in support and Bank Holidays. You may also have the opportunity to accompany the people we support on holidays and will be supporting them to look after their homes and to pursue social and leisure activities of their choice, both at home and in the local area.
Although you don’t need any special qualifications for this job as you’ll get plenty of training along the way, some experience of supporting adults with a learning disability is desirable as from time to time you may be supporting individuals or small groups of people on your own. What matters most, however, is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people to live their lives with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.
As the people we support are leading increasingly busy lives in their local community, a full driving licence and a willingness to drive Hft’s vehicles, subject to eligibility, is desirable.
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 as well as the opportunity to achieve qualifications in Health and Social Care. 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 change lives.
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 27 November 2017
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.
Supported Living Worker
Where you will be working: Hft’s Shropshire region
Reports to: Registered Cluster 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.
Supported Living Worker
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
Person Centred ‘desirables’