West-Midlands
£21043 per annum
Permanent
Job description
Support Worker (Learning Disabilities)

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative, and diverse teams.

We are seeking Support Workers to join us and support adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. We recognise that the current pandemic means we have had to adapt to change and in many ways we are now doing things differently but what hasn’t changed is our passion for standards and doing all we can to look after the people we support both in these current challenging times and in the future.
To keep the people we support and yourself safe and in line with government advice, opportunities to go out and about are limited, instead our Support Workers are finding fun and creative ways to keep people occupied at home, promoting health and wellbeing. In this caring and creative role, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, providing flexible services that meet people’s needs, and always looking for the best way of doing things.

The purpose of your 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. You’ll be helping to ensure the people we support:

• Build confidence to develop interests
• Feel secure and safe
• Are provided with any personal care needed with dignity
• Increase their independence
• Are enabled to make as many choices as possible
• Achieve personal goals, which may include travel or holidays

We provide 24/7 support to some people, so you will need to have flexibility to work shifts, including nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Support / Supported Living Worker, a full UK/EU driving licence is also desirable

Salary: Up to £21,043*
Hours: Permanent, Various hours available
Location: Worcestershire area

What we Offer

Apprenticeships - earn whilst gaining a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care with a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer (ranked 11th in 2020). Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out, but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options. Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status. Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme. 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment (pro rata for part time staff). A contributory pension scheme & life assurance. Free DBS Check. As a “key worker” you will
benefit from government incentive schemes

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, a positive attitude to life and a desire to support people to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible is what matters most. You will need to have good listening skills and a practical, caring approach. You also need to have basic level IT skills to be able to use a computer as you will regularly need to record information about people you will be supporting.

We are currently restricting face-to-face training; therefore most of your training courses, including some aspects of your induction, will be online. But you will still be able learn from your colleagues in a supportive hands-on environment.

Closing date: Wednesday 30th June 2021

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

You may have experience or an interest in the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Outreach, Community Outreach, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Senior Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Relief Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP, Flexible Working etc.
Refreshed on: 12 June 2021
Closed date: 30 June 2021
Job ref: 99495
Tags: Support Worker