Supported Worker

£7.60-£8.03 per hour
11 Oct 2018
10 Nov 2018
Contract Type

Supported Worker 

Speaking up for someone, to communicating through eye contact only. Join us and help us change lives. 

Hft is a national charity that’s been supporting people with learning disabilities since 1962. We put the people we support at the centre of everything we do and use our experience to work in partnership with them to provide personalised services to more than 3,000 people. 

Hft Kent South currently has vacancies available for Supported Living Workers at Chapel House - a supported living, small, four bedded complex needs service and Lily Pad - a one bed service. Both services can present some challenges but is very rewarding and no two days are ever the same. 

Position: Supported Living Worker 
Location: Lympne, near Hythe, Kent 
Hours: Various hours available 
Hourly rate: £7.83 aged 21 and over, or £7.60 between the ages 18-20 (rising to £8.03 on successful completion of Health and Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2) 

Closing Date: Thursday 8 November 2018 
Interview dates to be confirmed 

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. 

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. 


You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP, Supported Living Worker, Supported Living, Care Assistant etc.

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