Support Practitioner - Forest of Dean

Location Coleford
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £14 per hour plus 10% overtime allowance for hours worked over the full time equivalent of 37.5 hours per week
Contact name: Leila Ariola

Contact email: leila.ariola@hft.org.uk
Contact phone: 07442897832
Job ref: 014625
Published: 24 days ago
Expiry date: 01 Mar 2024 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 Support Practitioners to join our growing team in Coleford. A professional qualification in health, education or social care is desirable. In addition, you must also have previous experience supporting individuals within a social care, education or health environment.

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.

Our service in Coleford is a busy place to work. The gentlemen we support have challenging behaviours, therefore, experience supporting individuals with Autism is essential. Every day is different and you will support people to develop their skills and achieve their goals. The individuals we support have varied interests including; playing football, BBQs and days out in the community.

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

  • 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 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 for this role as public transport is very restricted. Full and part time opportunities available. You will need to have flexibility to work shifts, including sleep in / waking nights, weekends and bank holidays.

  • Supported living, complex needs Service – supporting individuals with learning disabilities.
  • Location – Coleford (Forest of Dean)
  • Salary information – £14 per hour plus £1000 retention bonus paid during the first 2 years of employment (£250 every 6 months*).
  • Working hours – early, late and weekend shifts (07:00-14:30, 14:30 – 22:00, 22:00-07:00)
  • Sleep ins at the service are £60 per shift + 12.07% (holiday pay)

Find your place with us and change lives.

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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.