Job Reference: BED/SW/000171
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Location - Langford
Hourly rates -
- £8.55 per hour
- rising to £8.75 on completion of probation
- rising further to £9.00 on gaining a Health & 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 us change lives.
Come and join our friendly team at Hft Bedfordshire in Langford 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.
You will be welcomed in to the team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role.
About the Service
We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a full-time Support Worker to join our residential home in Langford. We offer high-quality residential care, with a focus on helping people we support to live life as independently as possible. The people we support are able to benefit from the Resource Centre facilities on our Hft site and are supported to join in community activities of their choice.
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.
There's no such thing as a "typical day" for one of our Support Workers. You never know what you might end up doing. You could be supporting someone to make their breakfast in the morning, go swimming or to a local cafe in the afternoon - or even helping them 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.
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
You don't need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job - you'll get plenty of training along the way. It's great if you already have experience of learning disabilities, autism or dementia, but this is by no means essential. 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.
As the service is situated within a rural location of Langford a full UK/EU driving licence is essential.
What we can 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 reward / discount schemes
- family-friendly policies
- a confidential employee helpline
Join us and help us change lives
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE
*This post is covered by The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1, Occupational Requirements.
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.