Support Worker

Recruiter
Hft
Location
Leeds
Salary
£7.48 to £7.86
Posted
02 Oct 2018
Closes
30 Oct 2018
Ref
00323532
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Support Worker 

It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. 

Hft is a national charity and a leading force in supporting people with learning disabilities and their families. 

Hft Leeds service provides support to individuals in Supported Living environments across the city as well as outreach services to those living in their own homes, supporting people to maximise their independence and life experiences through our team of dedicated management and support team. 

Position: Supported Living Workers 
Location: Leeds 
Hours: Various from 10 hours per week to 37.5 hours full time 
Hourly Rate: £7.48 to £7.83 dependent on age (rising to £7.86 per hour on completion of probation and Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2) 
Benefits: Apprenticeships - gain a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning, 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 and car schemes and a confidential Employee Helpline. 

Closing date: Wednesday 31 October 2018 
Interview date to be arranged 

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. 

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. 

NO AGENCIES PLEASE 

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 etc.

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