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Waking Night Supported Living Worker (Male) - Halton, Leeds
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Waking Night Supported Living Worker (Male) - Halton, Leeds

Location
Hft Leeds
Salary
£7.48 - £7.86 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health and Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)
Closing Date
31/03/17
Job type
Support Workers
Hours
Nightworker
Reference
LEE/SWN/4247

Male* Waking Nights Supported Living Worker

Location: Halton area of Leeds

Hours: 20 hours per week

Salary: £7.48 - £7.86 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)

Where appropriate, Hft hourly rates will increase in accordance with the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage as from April 2017

We are looking for support staff to assist people in all aspects of their lives, helping with personal and domestic responsibilities.

For these challenging but rewarding jobs, you should possess a range of everyday skills, together with the knowledge and confidence to enable individuals to live a more independent life. It's also important that you can take on a range of responsibilities and are happy to work flexibly.

Waking Night Workers are required to remain awake throughout the night to support individuals with personal support needs as required.

As part of the duties the applicant must be able to create logs and make recordings.

To apply, click on the button at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries or would like more information about this or any of the posts advertised with Hft Leeds please contact the Admin Team on 0113 2733771.

Closing Date: Friday 31st March 2017

Interview date to be confirmed
(2nd Interview for shortlisted candidates to be arranged)

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE

*This post is covered by The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1, Occupational Requirements.

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks after the closing date your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Hft’s usual terms and conditions apply.

Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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. 

Job Description - Supported Living Worker

Department
: Operations

Where you will be working: Leeds Service

Reports to: Registered Cluster Manager, Senior Supported Living Worker

This job is important because:

You will enable the people we support to lead fulfilling lives based upon their personal support needs. You need to work to the standards set internally (by Hft) and externally (for example, by the Care Quality Commission), doing all you can to make sure that the people we support and your colleagues come to no harm and that the people we support are satisfied with the level of support they receive. You will achieve this by communicating with individuals and by following the underpinning principles of Person Centred Active Support (PCAS):

  • Making sure that you support people to be as involved as possible in every moment of their lives.
  • Offering people opportunities to be involved as often as possible, in the way that best suits them, e.g. as little or as much as they like.
  • Offering ‘just enough’ support to ensure people succeed.
  • Ensuring that people you support make as many choices as possible, so they remain in control.

As we provide 24/7 support you need to be able to work shifts, including weekends, some nights and Bank Holidays. You will also be required to accompany people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.

Main Duties:

  1. Support people with learning disabilities to the highest standard and in line with their support plan, cultural needs and wishes.
  2. Support people to manage their own home, including supporting individuals with maintaining their tenancies and give support and guidance when individuals move home. 
  3. Support people with personal care if required, which may include toileting and bathing, in line with their support plan.
  4. Support and encourage people to make choices and life decisions in line with the Mental Capacity Act requirements.
  5. Assist and encourage people to engage in everyday home, social, leisure and work activities, according to the individual’s choice.
  6. Support people with their health needs as required, e.g. taking medication and attending doctor’s appointments.
  7. Keep accurate and up to date records.
  8. Support people with their finances, where necessary, and in line with Hft guidelines
  9. Promote health, safety and well-being of the people we support.
  10. Work positively with colleagues, families and external organisations and professionals.
  11. Look for opportunities to use Personalised Technology to increase people’s independence.
  12. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  13. Improve the support provided by discussing any new ideas.
  14. Participate in learning and development opportunities as required.
  15. Undertake any other duties as appropriate.

Person Specification - Support Worker

These are the qualities and behaviours that Hft support staff must have.

The first four areas are standard across Hft, the final, person-centred, area is to suit the particular service, and the people it supports, for this particular vacancy.

Communication – we need people who

  • Like being around people.
  • Value input from others.
  • Are good listeners.
  • Are willing to try new approaches.
  • Are able to communicate using a range of methods.
  • Communicate openly with people.
  • Articulate views with passion and understanding.
  • Speak clearly using positive, simple, straight forward language.
  • Articulate how they feel.

Respect – we need people who

  • Value the views of others.
  • Are kind and thoughtful to others.
  • Have a positive outlook.
  • Are tolerant of people who have different views.
  • See the person first not the disability.
  • Respect others point of view.
  • Are well-mannered and polite to everyone they come into contact with.
  • Tackle issues with a positive frame of mind.
  • Work at a pace comfortable to the person they are supporting.

Cares About – we need people who

  • Have a desire to be part of the social care world.
  • Are enthusiastic about supporting people.
  • Are patient with people.
  • Behave in a person centred way.
  • Are interested in the people they support.

Creative Thinking – we need people who

  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Think imaginatively.
  • Communicate positively with people using a range of methods.
  • Are enthusiastic.
  • Use their initiative.
  • Present themselves confidently.
  • Freely express their views and asks questions.

Person Centred ‘must haves’ – we need people who

  • have A good standard of written and spoken English
  • have the ability to maintain records accurately
  • have the ability to communicate effectively
  • have basic IT skills
  • have experience of managing personal/household finances
  • have the ability to work on your own and as part of a team
  • have commitment to developing personal and work skills
  • have sensitivity patience and trustworthyness
  • are able to stay awake during the night
  • are Male - required for personal care