Support Worker - St Austell
Hft - Cornwall

Job reference: 000716

Location: Hft - Cornwall

Closing date: 22/09/2019

Interview date: Not specified

Salary / hourly rate: Up to £9.48 per hour (potential earning of £24,704 pa)

Employment type: Various Hours

Hours per week: 15 - 37.5

For more information on the role, please use the details below to contact us:
Telephone: 01208 815 614

Location - St Austell

  • £9.00 per hour
  • rising to £9.18 on completion of probation
  • rising further to £9.48 on gaining a Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2

Enhancements for weekend working and £65.62 payment for a sleep-ins (potential earnings of £24,703 per annum to include 2 x sleep-ins per week)

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. 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, autism or dementia, 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.  


Having a full and current UK / EU driving licence would be an advantage


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.

Hft staff benefits include:- 

  • 20 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment
  • Service related sick pay when six month probation is completed
  • Automatic work-place pension enrolment
  • Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options, as well as support for financial wellbeing.
  • Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme
  • Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status


Join us and help us change lives.




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.