Support worker - Flint, Flintshire - Abbey Upcycling

Location Flint
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £11.90 per hour
Job ref: 017842
Published: 14 days ago
Expiry date: 03 Jun 2024 23:59

Working hours –  37 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday, occasional weekends/evening to support service need maybe required.

A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role, as is the ability to speak Welsh. 

Are you a creative up cycler with an entrepreneurial flare?

Do you like to support people to develop and flourish?

We are looking for a Support Worker to join our Upcycling Team in Flint, supporting and empowering adults with Learning Disabilities to learn new skills.

Our work involves: Upcycling bicycles, furniture and creating an array of goods from pallet wood. We are looking to expand our products and your ideas and skills would enhance our current team.

​​​​​​​Experience is not essential as we provide all the training you need to be a confident support worker. Whether you are an experienced professional or completely new to the world of care, we want you to be a compassionate and friendly individual, who shares our Values.  

What matters most is a positive attitude to life and a desire to support people to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible. You will need to have good listening skills and a practical, caring approach. Basic computer literacy is a necessity, as the role requires you to retrieve and record information using a variety of IT systems.

What will you be doing?

The purpose of your role is to give the highest possible standards of support to individuals with moderate to severe learning disabilities.

This can range from supporting them to discover new interests, reaching goals like travelling or holidays and working positively with their families and friends. This will help individuals to engage in different leisure, home or work-related activities, all according to their personal choice.

As a support worker, 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.

What’s in it for you?

There are a range of benefits and career development opportunities at Hft. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training, and support along the way.

If you do not already have a relevant qualification in Health and Social Care, Hft will fully fund and provide training for you to obtain your Diploma in a Health and Social Care within the first 18 months of your employment.

With Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in you to ensure you have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support people to live the best life possible.

As a ‘Gold’ standard Investors in People accredited employer, we are committed to supporting colleague wellbeing as a priority. Within this, all Hft employees get access to the LifeWorks – the world’s biggest 24/7 colleague counselling and support service. It is completely free for all colleagues to use in complete confidence, whenever and however they want to access it.

We offer

  • 23 days annual leave (plus 8 days statutory Bank holidays) increasing to 24 days after 1 year's service.
  • 20% bank holidays allowance with an increased rate of 50% for Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Years Day
  • Apprenticeships - Earn whilst gaining a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care with a Top 100 apprenticeship employer (ranked 11th in 2020)
  • Access to award-winning training and development
  • Financial wellbeing services
  • Annual staff award scheme
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Free DBS Check​​​​​​​

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.

We ask all our teams to take advantage of the Covid-19 vaccination, which is offered to frontline support workers as a priority group. We strongly encourage all colleagues to remain fully vaccinated as part of our wider infection control procedures.