Job Reference: CAM/SW/485
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Location - St Neots
Starting 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
Do you want to support people with learning disabilities? Come and join our friendly team at our specialist residential home in St Neots, Cambridgeshire and you'll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
About our Cambridgeshire service
At our specialist residential care service in Cambridgeshire we support adults with Prader-Willi syndrome. We work closely with the people we support, their families, carers and health professionals to deliver services that are personalised to meet individual needs and wishes. We encourage the people we support to choose how they live, while our innovative solutions support people with learning disabilities in making those choices and leading fulfilling lives as part of their local community. We have a great team of staff who are passionate about their work and ensure that everyone has a personalised, quality support service.
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. Within this service you could be supporting someone with accessing the local community, going to the gym, supporting with meals, attending medical appointments and supporting with activities in the local area. 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.
We provide 24/7 support to some people, so this role would suit you if you like the idea of working shifts and hours that include every other weekend, nights and Bank Holidays. You may also get the opportunity to accompany the people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.
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 schemes and a confidential Employee Helpline.
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.