Support Worker (Transition Service) - Bedfordshire

Location Biggleswade
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £11.44 per hour, plus extra for sleep-ins. 10% overtime allowance for hours worked over the full time equivalent of 37.5 hours per week
Job ref: 017423
Published: 22 days ago
Expiry date: 16 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 Support Workers to join our friendly and welcoming team of staff at our transition service based in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire area. 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.

About our Transition service

This service focuses on supporting young adults with learning disabilities between the ages of 16-25 looking to move from their parental home into supported living. Our support workers ensure all the people we support gain the skills and knowledge to live as independently as possible and support them throughout this transition. The service provides 3 stages of transition from supporting people within their current home, to moving in to our Hft service and the final phase of moving out into a supported living service. You will be welcomed in to the team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role.

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 –  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. The Service is located close to Biggleswade town centre, a driving Licence is not required as long as you live in or around Biggleswade or have the ability to get to the service.  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 – Transition Service
  • Location – Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
  • Salary information – £11.44 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
  • Contract Types- 22.5, 30 or 37.5 hours per week
  • Up to 50% bank holiday allowance**
  • Sleep ins at the service are @ £45.06

Find your place with us and change lives.










































​​​​​​​​​​​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.