Market Harborough, Leicestershire
£8.91 per hour
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.

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

A full UK/EU driving licence is also desirable.

Salary: Potential earnings of £20,241 p/a pa based on 47 sleep-ins per year
Hours: Permanent, Full Time - 37.5 per week
Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire

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, as well as support for financial wellbeing. 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 Hft Heroes 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.

If you do not already have a relevant qualification in Health and Social Care, Hft will fully fund and provide training for you to obtain your Diploma in Adult Health and Social Care within the first 18 months of your employment.

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: Saturday 30th October 2021

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

You may have experience or an interest in the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, 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.
Posted on: 30 September 2021
Closed date: 29 October 2021
Job ref: 103294
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker