Apprentice - Support Worker - Stonehouse
Hft - Gloucestershire

Job reference: 000718

Location: Hft - Gloucestershire

Closing date: 21/09/2019

Interview date: Not specified

Salary / hourly rate: Up to £9.48 per hour

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 37.5

For more information on the role, please use the details below to contact us:
Telephone: 01453 820940

Location - Stonehouse

Hourly rate -

  • £9.08 per hour
  • rising to £9.28 after probation
  • rising further to £9.48 after qualification
  • Additional £1.20 per hour for Waking Nights


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.


In this supported living home in Stonehouse, you will work alongside a lively team supporting a group of adults with a range of learning disabilities. Some of the individuals like to go out locally and do a range of activites, e.g. going to the gym, visiting a local coffee shop or seeing friends. Others are less mobile and prefer to be supported at home. You will need to be adaptable and flexible to respond to their needs.


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.


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.




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.