Bedford, Bedfordshire
Up to £17,597 per annum
Permanent
Job description
We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

As a waking night support worker at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. In this caring and creative role, 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.

Waking night support workers are required to remain awake throughout the night to support individuals as required. You could be supporting someone with personal care, helping someone with their medication or just chatting and keeping them company if they are unable to sleep.

Salary: Up to £17,597 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Permanent, 37.5 Hours (Night Worker)
Location: Bedford, Clifton View

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.

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.

It’s great if you already have experience of working with people with learning disabilities, autism or dementia, but it’s not 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.

Government legislation is coming into force on 11th November, which states that all individuals working in registered care homes must be fully vaccinated.

If you have not been vaccinated yet and are not medically exempt, you will need to be fully vaccinated by the 11th November 2021 as we may require you to operate in services which are Care Quality Commission registered.

This means you will need to have had your first vaccination by the 16th September at the latest followed by your second one by 11th November 2021 allowing 8 weeks between them.

If you are medically exempt, you are required to provide us with the relevant documentation stating this..

Closing date: Sunday 10th October 2021

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

You may have experience or an interest in the following: Support Worker, Support Work, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Waking Nights, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP etc.
Posted on: 20 September 2021
Closed date: 10 October 2021
Job ref: 102869
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker