Relief Support Worker

Recruiter
HFT
Location
Preston
Salary
£8.21 per hour
Posted
10 Jul 2019
Closes
06 Aug 2019
Ref
87631
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time
Relief Support Worker 

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. 

Position: Relief Support Worker 
Location: Preston, Lancashire 
Job type: Relief, Permanent 
Salary: £8.21 (plus 12.07% in lieu of holiday pay) 
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: Tuesday 6 August 2019 

About the role: 

Covering leave, training and sickness with hours that fit in with life's other commitments; this is an ideal way of discovering if this is the career for you. 

As a Relief 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. 

Experience isn’t essential but you should possess the knowledge and confidence to enable people to live a more fulfilling and independent life. Having the right values and attitudes is more important than experience. 

Hft provide 24 / 7 support to some people, as a Relief Worker you will be requested to cover shifts regularly on an ad hoc basis. You are not an employee of Hft and remain a 'Worker' for the duration of each individual contract you undertake for Hft. 

Supporting with all aspects of the daily lives of the people we support including travel, holidays, personal care, accessing the community and helping to achieve goals. 

About you: 

No previous experience of support work or any special qualifications are needed for this job - you’ll get a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. You’ll need to have good communication and listening skills. Basic IT skills are also essential. 

What we offer: 

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. 

Dependent upon the number of hours you work per week, you may have the opportunity to work towards an industry recognised qualification that will enable you to build a career in the Health and Social Care Sector. You would be supported every step of the way as you work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care with our approved training partner. 

It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help us change lives. 

Strictly No Agencies Please 

Hft’s usual terms and conditions apply. 

Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do. 

Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment. 

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, Relief Worker, Relief Support Worker, Care Assistant, etc. 

Ref: 87631

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