Support Worker
Hft - Sussex

Job reference: 000651

Location: Hft - Sussex

Closing date: 06/09/2019

Interview date: Not specified

Salary / hourly rate: up to £8.60

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 37.5

For more information on the role,
please use the details below to contact us:
Phone: 01243 542 714

New hourly rates effective from 1 September 2019

  • £8.30 per hour
  • rising to £8.45 on completion of probation
  • rising further to £8.60 on gaining a Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2


Would you like a meaningful job that makes a difference, supporting individuals to fulfil their potential? Join us and help us change lives.


About the role

As a Support Worker at Hft you'll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.  In this role, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives; creating flexible services that meet their needs and always looking for the best way of doing things.

You will be supporting people to:

  • Build their confidence
  • Be more independent
  • Enable them to make as many choices as possible
  • Gain confidence to develop their interests
  • Achieve their personal goals
  • Feel secure in their surroundings
  • Reach their potential

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.


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 some weekends, 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.


About you
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 or autism, 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.

Ideally you will hold a full and current UK/EU driving licence due to the rural nature of the area.


What we offer
We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities.  We'll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way.  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.


Join us and help us change lives.


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 employment.





The closing date for this job has now passed.