Senior Support Worker
Senior Support Worker
Hft is a national charity that’s been supporting people with learning disabilities since 1962.
Hft provide a range of services including supported living, residential, and short breaks and we lead the field nationally, in utilising new technology. We believe in the principle of ‘every moment has potential’ and incorporate this in the provision of all our services.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Support Worker to join our service based in Edenbridge.
Position: Senior Support Worker
Location: Edenbridge, North Kent
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Up to £22,876 per annum (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health and Social Care Diploma / NVQ Level 3)
Benefits: 20 days holiday rising to 25 days after the first year (plus 8 customary days), refer a friend scheme, pension, life assurance, staff awards, family friendly policies
Closing date: Friday 14 December 2018
About the role:
As a Senior Support Worker, you will be a role model to Support Workers to deliver the highest standards of care and support to each person in our care and to assist the Registered Cluster Manager to monitor, report and maintain agreed standards.
The Senior Support Worker role offers the opportunity for career progression to someone keen to develop their knowledge and skills.
This is an opportunity to develop and use your creative ideas and plan your career development.
As we provide 24 / 7 support to some people, you need to be able to work shifts, working varied flexible hours including evenings and weekends (with potential for on-call duties). You will be committed to ensuring the people we support have great lives.
You will have a Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 and have experience of monitoring and maintaining records so that they are accurate and up to date. You will need clear and effective communication skills.
A full, current EU / UK driving licence and willingness to drive Hft vehicles, as and when required is an essential.
What we will offer you:
Hft is committed to the Investors in People process and have excellent training programmes (with Skills for Care Accreditation). You will be given a comprehensive induction and development programme with support from your local manager and a Learning and Development Specialist.
Join us and help change lives.
No agencies please.
You may have experience of the following: Senior Support Worker, Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Support Team Leader, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP etc.