Support Worker - Cheshire

Location Cheshire
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £12 per hour
Contact name: Saffron Walshaw

Contact email: saffron.walshaw@hft.org.uk
Job ref: 016944
Published: 19 days ago
Expiry date: 02 May 2024 00:59

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 Driver Support Workers to join our growing team in Cheshire - Neston. 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.

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 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?

 

*       You’ll be supporting 6 individuals with Learning Difficulties between the ages of 20- 60 in their own home. Supporting 6 individuals it can be a busy house and lots of coming and going.

*       You’ll be involved in supporting them in all activities of daily living as need to help them to live their lives how they want to.

*       You will empower them to make decisions for themselves, achieve their own dreams, goals and aspirations.

*       You will support them to ensure they are actively involved in their local community.

*       Assisting them to make maintain relationships with friends and family and support them to be as independent as possible by assisting them to learn life skills such as cooking and cleaning, managing finances, socialising and support in engaging in meaningful hobbies/activities.

 

The people you will be supporting would like you to be patient, outgoing but not loud. They have also expressed that they would like someone who enjoys the outdoors, watching films, trains, and discos.

This is your opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives. A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role - access to public transport is needed for those without a licence. 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- supported living and transition- supporting individuals with learning disabilities.
  • Working hours: We are looking for people who are able to work 30 or more per week
  • Location- Cheshire - Neston
  • Salary- £12 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
  • Up to 50% bank holiday allowance**
  • Sleep ins at the service are £51.75 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.