Job Reference: BED/SW/000065
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Hours: 37.5 hours and 30 hours available
Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help us change lives.
Do you want to support people with learning disabilities? Come and join our friendly team at our Transition service in Biggleswade and you'll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
About our Transition service
We currently have exciting opportunities available for Support Workers to join our friendly and welcoming team of staff at our transition service based in Biggleswade.
This service focuses on supporting young adults with learning disabilities between the ages of 16-25 looking to move from their parental home into supported living. Our support workers ensure all the people we support gain the skills and knowledge to live as independently as possible and support them throughout this transition. The service provides 3 stages of transition from supporting people within their current home, to moving in to our Hft service and the final phase of moving out into a supported living service .We have both part time and full time vacancies available. You will be welcomed in to the team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role.
As the service is situated close to Biggleswade town centre, a driving Licence is not required as long as you live in or around Biggleswade or have the ability to get to the service.
About the role
As a Support Worker at Hft you’ll be supporting young 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.
There’s no such thing as a “typical day” for one of our Support Workers. You never know what you might end up doing. Within this service you could be supporting someone to the local shops, supporting with meals, attending medical appointments, supporting to school/college and supporting with activities in the local area. You will also encourage and promote independence and support with life skills such as cooking, cleaning and banking. You will attend regular staff meetings and receive excellent support from management and other colleagues. 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.
Shifts for this role include a combination of early shifts, mid-day shifts and evenings along with every other weekend. Shifts are on a 7.5 hour basis and start between 7am up until 10pm.
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.
What we offer you
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.
Hft staff benefits include:- Apprenticeships - gain a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning, 20 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff), a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, staff rewards, family-friendly policies, discounted mobile phone and car schemes and a confidential Employee Helpline.
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.