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Supported Living Worker - Lancashire

Location
Hft Lancashire
Salary
£7.20 per hour aged 21 and over or £7.03 per hour between the ages of 18-20
Closing Date
09/04/17
Interview Date
18/04/17
Job type
Support Workers
Hours
Various hours
Reference
LAN/SLW/4253

Supported Living Worker

Location: Lancashire

Hours: Full and part time hours available

Salary: £7.20 per hour aged 21 and over or £7.03 per hour between the ages of 18-20

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 enthusiastic, caring, forward looking people to join our team.

As a team member you will work in a Person Centred Way. Supporting with all aspects of the daily lives of the people we support including travel, holidays, personal care, supporting people to live independently helping them to achieve goals, accessing the community and.

You need to have good communication and listening skills and be willing to support people with all aspects of their lives. All training will be provided however, you will be expected to work toward a NVQ in Health & Social Care. IT skills are essential.

You will be required to work varied flexible hours including evenings, weekends and sleep ins.

Due to the location of our services and the individuals we support being able to drive in line with Hft’s policies and procedures is essential

Hft offer 25 days and 8 customary days (pro rata). Hft also offer a contributory pension scheme.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE

To apply, click on the button at the bottom of this page. For further information please contact Hft Lancashire on 01772 629862

Closing Date: Sunday 9th April 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 18th April 2017

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

Department: Operations

Where you will be working: Hft Lancashire (Central and East Lancashire)   

Reports to: Registered Cluster Manager,

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:

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

Person Specification

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

  • Are flexible
  • Understand that people’s needs change
  • Are willing to attend training as and when required
  • Are a driver and willing to use own vehicle for business use