Senior Support Worker - Bidford On Avon - Warwickshire

Location Bidford-on-Avon
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Annual salary of £21,507.75
Contact name: Kayleigh Davies

Contact email: kayleigh.davies@hft.org.uk
Job ref: 011162
Published: 23 days ago
Expiry date: 10 Dec 2023 23:59

Are you looking for a meaningful career? Would you like the opportunity to become a dedicated Support Worker, helping individuals with learning disabilities live the best life possible?

We are looking for Senior Support Workers to join our growing team in Bidford On Avon. Experience is not essential as we will provide you with support and training to become a confident Senior Support Worker. Hft is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. We believe in a world where anyone with a learning disability can live within their community with all the choice and support they need to live the best life possible. We are looking for people who are naturally caring and compassionate and align with our values.

Here at Bidford On Avon we support eleven individuals split between our two residential services, between them they enjoy doing various activities such as meals out, going to Cadbury’s world, watching trains and feeding ducks. They also enjoy going swimming, if this is something you enjoy doing this might be to role for you! Here at Orchard View we aim to support each individual to live their best life possible and support them with their daily living.

Please be advised that we currently do not provide employment sponsorship in this area.

We offer

  • Annual Leave: 33 days (including 8 days statutory bank holidays)
  • Wage incentives: 20% bank holidays’ allowance with an increased rate of 50% for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. 10% Overtime allowance for hours worked over 37.5 per week.
  • Apprenticeships: Earn whilst gaining a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Training: Access to award winning training and development
  • Wagestream: Allows you to flexibly access your pay throughout the month and utilise a range of financial support, through its dedicated app
  • Aviva Digicare + workplace: Access to wellbeing services including health checks, Digital GP and mental health support.
  • TELUS health: A 24/service, completely confidential counselling and support platform and helpline that is free for all colleagues to use.
  • Discounted mobile ‘phone contracts. As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off.
  • Care Friends: Employee referral app – earn money for referring your friends to work for Hft.
  • Retention bonus: £250 every 6 months for the first 2 years of service
  • Free life assurance – 3 x your annual salary
  • Family friendly policies – term time only contracts, part time, annualised and compressed hours. Generous return to work bonus following maternity leave

What will you be doing?

  • Giving the highest possible standards of support to individuals with moderate to severe learning disabilities.

  • Supporting them to discover new interests, reaching goals like travelling and holidays and working positively with their families and friends.

  • Helping individuals to engage in different leisure, home or work-related activities, all according to their personal choice.

  • As a Senior Support Worker (Care Assistant), your responsibilities are varied and no two days are the same.

  • As well as providing physical and emotional support you may be needed to help with household tasks and personal care as well as supporting individuals with healthcare needs, e.g. taking medication.

  • 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.

  • This is your opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives. A full UK driving licence is desirable but not a requirement. Full and part time opportunities available. You will need to have flexibility to work shifts, including sleep in nights, weekends and bank holidays.

  • Type of service – Residential, supporting individuals with learning disabilities.

  • Location – Bidford On Avon

  • Salary information – £11 per hour plus £1000 retention bonus paid during the first 2 years of employment (£250 every 6 months*).

  • Working hours – early and late shifts and some weekends

  • £11.30 after 2 years of service

  • Up to 50% bank holiday allowance**

  • Sleep ins at the service are £62.46

Find your place with us and change lives.

Job Description and Person Specification

 

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

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.