Senior Support Worker - Ugley nr Stansted
Hft - Herts & Essex

Job reference: 000578

Location: Hft - Herts & Essex

Closing date: 08/09/2019

Interview date: 09/10/2019

Salary / hourly rate: Up to £20,999 per annum

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 37.5

For more information on the role,
please contact: Elaine Germain
Telephone: 01279 816165

Starting salary of £20,236 rising to £20,686 following successful completion of probation

Rising further to £20,999 based on gaining a Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3

Are you passionate and driven with the desire to provide high quality person-centered support. Do you have a can-do attitude and are motivated to make a difference. If so we want to hear from you.

About the role
As a community senior support worker at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. You will be a role model to others through demonstrating excellent support to those we support and you will help the registered cluster managers 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. 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
  • Responsive

As a community senior support worker, flexibility is important for both you and for the service. This is a full-time role and you will be required to work on a flexible rota pattern, to include a combination of early and late shifts and every other weekend and including occasional sleep-ins. Candidates must be available to work Fridays. 

About you
You need good IT skills and experience of maintaining records to be a success in this role. You also need to 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 support services to people with learning disabilities and you want to make a difference to enable people to live a more fulfilling and independent life – then this is the role for you.

Ideally you will hold a full UK/EU driving licence, as you will be required to travel between services in a timely manner. This may include traveling from Ugley to Much Hadham within the same hour.

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:-

  • Full training and job coaching.
  • Where applicable the opportunity to gain Level 3 in Health and Social Care and for those who progress in to management the opportunity to gain QCF Level 5 in Leadership and management in Social Care.
  • 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 scheme and a confidential Employee Helpline.


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.