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Supported Living Worker - Helsby
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Supported Living Worker - Helsby

Hft Cheshire and Merseyside
£7.26 - £7.66 per hour (dependent on age, successful completion of probation and qualification held)
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Support Workers
Various hours

Supported Living Worker

Hft Cheshire and Merseyside

Location: Helsby

Hours:  Full time or part time; duration - permanent

Salary:  £7.50 rising to £7.66 per hour (aged 21 and over) or £7.26 - £7.66 (aged 18-20)
(rise dependent on successful completion of probation and Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)

We are currently seeking Supported Living Workers to join our friendly team in Cheshire and Merseyside to make a real difference to people’s everyday lives.

Our role in Helsby is to support a lady with learning disabilities in her early 30’s. The purpose of these roles is to help her achieve her goals. She has her own home and needs support in maintaining her independence.  She likes to go out and about to museums and art galleries.  To support her you will need to be cheerful, patient and understanding with good communication skills and the ability to support her to make healthy meals.  You must be willing to take her out in her wheelchair, be available to work a varied shift pattern including evenings, weekends and bank holidays, and be able to drive her mobility car to support her with crafts and activities.

To be a successful Supported Living Worker having the right values, confidence and attitudes is more important than experience. We provide fantastic training opportunities, through a comprehensive induction programme which includes any specialist training specific to the individuals we support. We also support and encourage our employees to develop their careers through NVQ courses.

Flexibility to work shifts, weekends and sleep in duties is essential

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

For an informal discussion, please call 0151 3557703 between 9am-5pm or email Rebecca Gibson 

Closing date: Friday 28 July 2017

Interview date to be arranged


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)

Job Description - Supported Living Worker

Department: Operations

Where you will be working: Cheshire & Merseyside service

Reports to: Service 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 - Supported Living 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 flexibility around working hours