Waking Night Support Worker - Sussex

Location Walberton
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £12.10 plus £1000 retention bonus paid during the first 2 years of employment (£250 every 6 months*)
Contact name: Iwona Wasiluk

Contact email: iwona.wasiluk@hft.org.uk
Contact phone: 07826840165
Job ref: 014550
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 Waking Nights Support Workers to join our growing team in Walberton, Sussex. 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 service at Walberton is a busy residential service for adults with high support needs. Every day is different and you will support people in the following areas:

  • Supporting with personal care
  • Medication
  • Support with hydration and nutritional needs

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.

  • Long service and going the extra mile awards – a way to say thank you to colleagues

What will you be doing?

*         Assisting with taking medication

*         Monitoring people we support due to medical needs, such as seizures

*         Provide support during the night when the people you are supporting are awake and are struggling to go back to sleep

*         Support with personal care

*         Updating files such as finance logs and support plans

*         General household tasks, such as cleaning, washing and ironing

*         Performing security checks, including fire checks

This is your opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives. A full UK driving licence is essential for this role. Full and part time positions available. You will need to have flexibility to work shifts, weekends and bank holidays.

  • Residential – supporting individuals with learning disabilities.
  • Location – Walberton, Sussex.
  • Salary information – £12.10 (basic rate+ allowances + waking night enhancement) plus £1000 retention bonus paid during the first 2 years of employment (£250 every 6 months*).
  • Working hours – 10:00pm-07:00am

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.