Senior Support Worker - Trelawney- Cornwall

Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £12.64 per hour
Contact name: Alem Neradin

Contact email:
Contact phone: 07795593278
Job ref: 017063
Published: 19 days ago
Expiry date: 02 May 2024 00:59

Our Mission: The best life possible Our Vision: People with learning disabilities should be able to live within their communities with all the choice and support they need to live the best life possible.

The purpose of this role is to blend together the practitioner role and the first line management role at a SSW level. You will be a role model to others through demonstrating excellent support to those in our care and you will help the Registered Care Home Manager to teach, support and manage staff teams effectively.

The SSW offers the opportunity for career progression to someone keen to develop their knowledge and skills. The foundation of your practice will be built on Hft’s values, and embedded into the Fusion model of support and delivering person-centred Services. We want you to nurture and inspire those coming to work for Hft and contribute to ensuring we have the best staff teams offering the best support services across the sector. You need to work to the standards set internally (by Hft) and externally (for example, by the Care Quality Commission and Local Authority). You will contribute to ensuring services are: well led; safe; caring; effective and responsive. Every SSW will be assigned to a Registered Care Home Manager and work to a common set of core responsibilities. However, in addition you will adapt your role to meet the needs of regional services.

Must Haves 

  • A Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 and a willingness to work towards a Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 whilst in post.
  • Experience of clear and effective communication
  • Experience of monitoring and maintaining records (both electronic and paper) so that they are accurate and up to date
  • Be able to use Microsoft Office (Word) and Email
  • Experience of managing personal/household finances
  • The ability to work on your own and as part of a team
  • Commitment to developing personal and work skills as well as developing others
  • Sensitivity, patience and trustworthiness
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments
  • A knowledge of people with learning disabilities and/or mental health problems
  • A strong value base
  • A commitment to providing outstanding services for people with a learning disability
  • A desire to support individuals to lead independent lives
  • Commitment to implementing equal opportunities
  • Be able to meet Hft’s Driver Policy requirements and a willingness to drive Hft vehicles

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 key dates over Christmas. 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 utilize 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, annualized and compressed hours. Generous return to work bonus following maternity leave

  • Type of service- supported living and transition- supporting individuals with learning disabilities.

  • Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

  • Location - Trelawney, Cornwall

  • Salary- £12.64 Per Hour


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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.