Hft is one of the largest national charities for the learning disabled supporting circa 3000 service users nationwide. As part of our supportive, friendly and diverse teams, you’ll be working for an organisation that values and supports your diversity, skills and career development. Our Support Worker role is not just a job - it’s a life experience offering a long-term career.
We currently have a range of vacancies for support workers in and surrounding areas of Oxfordshire.
Position: Support Worker
Location: Various across Oxfordshire including Abingdon, Didcot, Banbury and surrounding villages
Job type: Full & Part – time available
Salary: Up to £9.58 per hour
Benefits: 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.
Closing date: 15 May 2019
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 caring and creative roles, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, creating flexible services that meet their needs and always looking for the best way of doing things.
The purpose of the role is to give the highest possible standards of support to individuals, with moderate to severe learning disabilities, in all aspects of their daily lives. Hft ensures that the people we support:
-Build confidence to develop their interests
-Feel secure in their surroundings
-Increase their independence
-Are enabled to make as many choices as possible
-Achieve their personal goals
-Reach their potential
The Support Worker role reaches into all aspects of the daily lives of the people we support including travel, holidays, personal care, accessing the community and helping to achieve goals.
You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job - you’ll get plenty of training along the way. Having the right values and wanting to make a difference to enable people to live a more fulfilling and independent life is just as important. You will need to have good listening and basic IT skills and a practical, caring approach.
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.
Although not essential, a full, current UK / EU driving licence is also desirable
Join us and help us change lives.
STRICTLY 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, Support Team Leader, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP etc.