Apprentice Support Worker
Apprentice Support Worker
Come and join our friendly team at Hft in Bedfordshire and you'll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
Position: Apprentice Support Worker
Location: Clifton, Bedfordshire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: Full Time, (37.5 hours), part time (30 or 22.5 hours) and relief hours available at this service. Shifts are usually on a 7.5-hour basis and include a combination of early starts from 7 / 7:30am – 14:30 / 15:00 and later shifts starting from 2 / 3pm – 21:30 / 2200. The role includes working every other weekend on a rota basis.
Salary: £8.55 per hour rising to £8.75 on completion of probation; rising further to £9.00 on gaining a Health & Social Care Diploma / NVQ Level 2
Benefits Package: Apprenticeships - gain a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning. Hft Plus benefits package (discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out), 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after first year, contributory pension scheme and life assurance, an Employee Assistance Programme, annual staff award schemes, access to award winning training and development
Closing date: 26 July 2019
About the role:
We currently have exciting opportunities available for Support Workers to join our supported living and residential services based in Clifton, Bedfordshire. Both services are located on the same site and we are looking for friendly, caring and compassionate support workers to join our fantastic staff teams at either service.
Within our supported living service, we support 7 people with learning disabilities. They live within their own flats and we support them to access the local community, attend medical appointments, support with shopping and have great nights out such as attending the local social clubs and nightclubs. We also have a residential home located next door to this service. We support 9 adults within this service and support them to go out on the bus, go shopping, and attend activities such as sailing, bowling, night clubs, swimming and many more. Some of the people we support also access our resource centre located in Shefford.
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.
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.
A Diploma / NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or a similar subject) is ideal for becoming a support worker, but not essential, although a willingness to work towards one is definitely welcomed.
You don't need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job; you'll get plenty of training along the way. What matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people with learning disabilities
What we can offer you:
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 contracts and a confidential Employee Helpline.
Join us and help us change lives.
Strictly no agencies please.
If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks after the closing date your application has not been successful on this occasion.
You may have experience of the following: Apprentice, Apprenticeship, Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Community Support Worker, Disability, Disabilities, Care Staff, Charity, Charities, Not for Profit, NFP, Third Sector, etc.