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Apprentice Support Worker - Clifton
Hft - Bedfordshire

Job reference: 000454

Location: Hft - Bedfordshire

Closing date: 25/08/2019

Interview date: Not specified

Salary / hourly rate: Up to £9.00 per hour

Employment type: Various Hours

Hours per week: Full & Part-Time (22.5, 30, 37.5)

Job Reference:000454 
For more information on the role,
please use the details below to contact us:
Telephone: 07774432416 

New rates effective from 1 July 2019

Hourly rate -

  • £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

Come and join our friendly team at Hft in Bedfordshire and you'll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.

About the Service

We currently have exciting opportunities available for Support Workers to join our supported living and residential services based in Clifton, Bedfordshire. Both services are located on the same site and we are looking for friendly, caring and compassionate support workers to join our fantastic staff teams at either service.  

Within our supported living service we support 7 people with learning disabilities. They live within their own flats and we support them to access the local community, attend medical appointments , support with shopping and have great nights out such as attending the local social clubs and nightclubs . We also have a residential home located next door to this service. We support 9 adults within this service and support them to go out on the bus, go shopping, and attend activities such as sailing, bowling, night clubs, swimming and many more. Some of the people we support also access our resource centre located in Shefford.

We offer high-quality residential care for adults with learning disabilities, with a focus on helping people we support to live life as independently as possible.

You will be welcomed in to the team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role. You will be supported every step of the way as you work towards a level 2 diploma in Health and Social care with our approved training partner.

Hours/ Shift Pattern

We have both full time (37.5 hours), part time (30 or 22.5 hours) and relief hours available at this service . Shifts are usually on a 7.5 hour basis and include a combination of early starts from 7/7:30am – 14:30/15:00 and later shifts starting from 2/3pm – 21:30/2200. The role includes working every other weekend on a rota basis. 

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.


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.


Qualifications and experience

A Diploma/NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or a similar subject) is ideal for becoming a support worker, but not essential, and a willingness to work towards one is definitely welcomed.

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 with learning disabilities

What we can offer you

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 contracts and a confidential Employee Helpline.

Join us and help us change lives.



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.


The closing date for this job has now passed.