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Senior Support Worker (Shefford)
Bedfordshire

Job reference: 004005

Location: Bedfordshire

Closing date: 27/01/2022

Interview date: Not specified

Salary / hourly rate: £11.10 per hour

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 37.5

For more information on the role, please contact: Gail Lawrence/Kim Hillier 
Email: gail.lawrence@hft.org.uk/kim.hillier@hft.org.uk
Telephone:​​​​​​​ 01462 850022


Type of service – Day Services 

Location – Shefford, Bedfordshire

Salary information – £11.10 per hour, plus 10% overtime allowance for hours worked over the full time equivalent of 37.5 hours per week

Working hours – 37.5 hours. We provide 24/7 support to some people, so you will need to have flexibility to work shifts, including sleep in nights, weekends and bank holidays.

A full UK driving licence is essential for this role.


#Care to join us?

We are looking for a Senior Support Worker to join our friendly and welcoming team in our services at Shefford Bedfordshire . This is your chance to make a real difference to people's lives.

​​​​​​​What will you be doing?
As a senior support worker at Hft you will be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. You will be a role model to others through demonstrating excellent care to those we support and you will help the Registered  Manager to coach, support and manage staff teams effectively.

You will be responsible for nurturing and inspiring those coming to work for Hft to help ensure we have the best staff teams offering great support services. You will do this through our shared Values.

This role also offers great opportunities for career progression to help you develop your knowledge and skills.

The purpose of your role is to give the highest possible standards of support to individuals with moderate to severe learning disabilities, in all aspects of their daily lives. You will help us ensure your service is Well led; Safe; Caring; Effective and Responsive.

As a senior support worker, flexibility is important for both you and for the service.  We provide 24/7 support to some people, so you will need to have flexibility to work shifts on a rota basis, including nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.

You need good IT skills and experience of maintaining records to be a success in this role.

You also need to have or be willing to work towards a Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3 (or equivalent).

But above all, if you have the passion for delivering high quality care and want to make a difference by enabling people to live a more fulfilling and independent life - then this is the role for you.

What’s in it for you?
There are a range of benefits and career development opportunities at Hft. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training, and support along the way.

If you do not already have the relevant qualification in Health and Social Care, Hft will fully fund and provide training for you to obtain your Diploma in a Health and Social Care within the first 18 months of your employment.

With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in you to ensure you have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support people to live the best life possible.

We offer

  • 25 days annual leave (plus 8 days statutory Bank holidays)
  • 20% bank holidays allowance with an increased rate of 50% for Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Years Day
  • Apprenticeships - Earn whilst gaining a fully funded Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care with a Top 100 apprenticeship employer (ranked 11th in 2020)
  • Access to the Hft Plus benefits package
  • Access to award-winning training and development
  • Annual staff award scheme 
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Free DBS Check

We ask all our teams to take advantage of the Covid-19 vaccination, which is offered to frontline support workers as a priority group. In some types of service this vaccine is required by law, but we strongly encourage everyone to be vaccinated (across all our services) to ensure both the safety of the people we support and our colleagues.

Find your place with us and change lives.

​​​​​​​Want to know more about who we are and what we do as an organisation, then please check out the video below.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE

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 employm
ent.


 

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