Support Worker (Casual) - Day Centre - Cornwall

Location Wadebridge
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Relief
Salary: £11.44 per hour (plus 12.07% holiday pay)
Contact name: Alem Neradin

Contact email:
Contact phone: 07795593278
Job ref: 017621
Published: 22 days ago
Expiry date: 01 Jun 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 Casual Support Workers to join our growing team in Wadebridge. Experience is not essential as we will provide you with support and training to become a confident 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.

Our Day Opportunities service in Wadebridge is a fun place to work where we empower the people we support to lead the lives they want and to fulfil their potential. We support people to find hobbies they enjoy, while setting and achieving personal goals to take control of their lives. You will enrich our service by sharing your hobbies and interests to engage and connect with the supported people.

We offer

  • Wage incentives:  20% bank holidays’ allowance with an increased rate of 50% for key dates over Christmas.

  • 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.

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 to be able to drive supported people to different places. The position begins with casual contract with potential advancement to full or part time role .

  • Day opportunities – supporting individuals with learning disabilities.
  • Location – Wadebridge, Cornwall
  • Salary information – £11.44 (basic rate + 12.07% holiday pay).
  • Working hours – Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm

Find your place with us and change lives.

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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.