Support Worker / Care Worker (Charity / Learning Disabilities) .
Would you like a meaningful job that makes a difference, supporting individuals to fulfil their potential?
Hft is a national charity and a leading force in supporting people with learning disabilities and their families. A nationwide organisation, they support over 3,000 people through innovative, person-centred services with a strong focus on promoting independence.
Everything they do focuses on helping the people they support live the best life possible and by working in partnership with them, and those that know them well, they create flexible services that meet their needs, whether they need a lot, or just occasional support.
They currently have vacancies for various Support Worker roles in their Lancashire service, working either full or part time shifts on a rota basis.
Position: Support Worker
Location: Ingol - North Preston, Lancashire
Hours: Various - part time and full time hours available
Salary: £7.66 per hour
Staff Benefits Include: Childcare Voucher Scheme, Confidential Employee Helpline, Tastecard, Life Assurance, Vodafone Employee Advantage Program, Cars4Staff Scheme. Hft offer 20 days annual leave plus 8 customary holidays (pro rata for part time staff).
Closing Date: Monday 8th May 2017
Telephone Interview Date: Wednesday 10th May 2017
Interview Date: Monday 22nd May 2017
About the Role:
As a Support Worker / Care Worker for Hft, you will enable the people they support to lead fulfilling lives based upon their personal support needs. You will join a brand new Hft staff team that is being set up to help an adult with learning disabilities move into their own home. They are about to commence this rewarding project which will change this person’s life.
Their vision is to ensure that the people they support with additional needs such as challenging behaviour are given the same opportunities as everyone else.
Applicants should be keen to develop both themselves and the individuals they support to ensure full potential is achieved. You will be welcomed in to the team and coached along the way and have specific training for your role. Successful applicants require the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other agencies, but must also be self-motivated and be passionate about promoting independence and active lifestyles.
An awareness or knowledge of challenging behaviour, autism spectrum disorder or learning disabilities would be great. However, if you have a caring nature, like being around people and can tackle issues with a positive frame of mind, then you are highly encouraged to apply today as a specially designed induction and training programme has been designed for these roles.
As they 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 they support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.
They’ll give you full training, including an induction when you start and training that’s focused on the people you are supporting. Hft has achieved IIP Gold status, and you’ll have the chance to develop your career in Health & Social Care. Mileage is paid where appropriate, you will be entitled to 20 days annual leave and there is a contributory pension scheme.
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You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP etc.
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