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Relief Support Worker - Evesham
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Relief Support Worker - Evesham

Hft Worcestershire area
£7.01-£7.50 per hour (dependent on age, plus holiday payment)
Closing Date
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Casual Support Worker
Casual / Flexi

Relief Support Worker

Location: Evesham

Hours: Flexible as required

Salary: £7.50 per hour aged 21+ or £7.01 per hour aged 18 - 21 (rates plus holiday allowance 12.07%)

Do you have an enthusiastic outlook and skills and interests that you can share?

We support individuals who have learning disabilities to have a great life, be part of their community, participate in leisure interests and to be as independent as possible.

We are looking to recruit people with the skills to support individuals with organising their lives and helping us with our daily routines (some personal care support needed).

The role is interesting, purposeful, rewarding and no two days are the same.

What we ask from you is that you are a good communicator and have an ability to listen to individuals.

What we offer you is support and training, to enable you to feel proud of what you have helped the individuals to achieve.

Relief posts are completely flexible; you choose the hours you want to work, covering staff holidays and absence.

For an informal discussion or visit please contact Rachel Rone-Clarke, Registered Cluster Manager: 01386 48547 or Mandy Lane, Senior Support Worker 01386 442731.

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

Closing date: Monday 30 October 2017

Interview date to be confirmed.


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. 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.

Job Description - Relief Worker

As a Worker for Hft you will be requested to cover shifts on an ad hoc basis. You are not an employee of Hft and remain a 'Worker' for the duration of each individual contract you undertake for Hft. Whilst carrying out work for Hft you are expected to comply with the following duties at all times.


You will report to the Operational Manager, Service Manager, Senior Support Worker or Senior Supported Living Worker and they will inform you of your specific areas of work and responsibilities.

One to one meetings

You will be invited to attend one-on-one meetings with the Operation Manager, Service Manager, Senior Support Worker or Senior Supported Living Worker. You may also be invited to join a group meeting with the staff team.

Purpose of the Job

To work within Hft's Vision and Mission, values, Worker Guidelines and Relief Workers' Handbook, to assist in the creation of an environment in which all individuals receive the highest possible standards of support.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You must carry out all duties and responsibilities to the appropriate statutory requirements and internal guidelines

Support for Individuals

You will need to:

  • Offer the highest levels of support to individuals at all times
  • Promote the well-being and general health of individuals and help create surroundings in which the individual feels secure
  • Contribute to the individual you work with and their general development. This will include the personal, social, occupational and leisure development
  • Provide emotional and practical support for individuals for everyday issues, and when individuals are faced with difficult decisions or experiences
  • Assist and/or support individuals with all aspects of their financial management as required, e.g. paying bills, claiming benefits, purchasing clothes, presents etc
  • Support individuals with their household work
  • Prompt or assist individuals in aspects of personal care with sensitivity, respect and dignity, where necessary and as required by their condition, culture and wishes
  • Undertake sleep-in duties or waking night duties on the premises, when required
  • Act as secondary person when accompanying individuals on holiday, when required


  • Understand the principals and systems of communication between individuals and their parents, relatives and friends
  • Start, reply and maintain contact with other professionals or agencies


  • Complete all records and carry out appropriate general administration duties as required
  • Know and work within relevant legislation, e.g. Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Prepare for and participate in one-to-to meetings, review meetings and other meetings you may be invited to
  • Have a duty to adhere to the Relief Workers' Handbook, Hft's Information and Guidance for Relief Workers document, Health and Safety policies, standards and guidelines at all times
  • Undertake all training as required
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all information about individuals at all times
  • Undertake such other duties as appropriate.
  • This job description will be reviewed annually

Person Specification - Relief Worker

As a Relief Worker for Hft you will be requested to cover shifts on an ad hoc basis. You are not an employee of Hft and remain a 'Worker' for the duration of each individual contract you undertake for Hft. Hft will give you an induction, support and training in the role of Relief Worker, but listed below are some key qualities that you should already have.

What you need to be a Relief Worker:

Must Haves:

  • a good standard of written and spoken English
  • the ability to maintain records accurately
  • the ability to communicate effectively
  • numerical skills – in order to keep records and provide advice to people about their money
  • basic IT skills
  • the ability to support people in a respectful way and in line with Hft's values
  • the ability to work on your own and as part of a team
  • self-motivation
  • patience, reliability and trustworthiness

Nice to Haves:

  • an understanding of health and safety and hygiene issues in the home
  • a Diploma in Health and Social Care at level 2 or level 3
  • an ability to do household tasks
  • a full UK driving licence and willingness to drive Hft vehicles, as and when required