Waking Nights Support Worker
Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Hours: Part-time 35 hours per week
Salary: £7.66 - £8.12 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2)
Do you want to support people with learning disabilities? It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Work with Hft and change lives.Come and join our friendly team at Hft in Bedfordshire, joining our new transition service in Biggleswade, and you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
If you share the same values and behaviours that are central to our Person Centered Active Support approach we would love to meet you!
At Hft we say ‘every moment has its potential’ and, as a support worker, you’ll have the opportunity every day to support people with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
About the service
We currently have exciting opportunities available for Waking Night Support Workers to join our new transition service based in Biggleswade. This service focuses on supporting people between the ages of 16-25 looking to move from their parental home into supported living.You will be welcomed into the team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role. The hours for this role will be 35 hours per week on a 4 on, 4 off shift pattern.
Waking Night Supported Living Workers are required to remain awake throughout the night to support individuals as required. You could be helping someone with their medication, completing required paperwork or just chatting and keeping them company if they are unable to sleep.
Sometimes it’s challenging, but it’s always rewarding. You’ll go to work knowing that you’re making a positive difference to someone’s life. You’ll be working in a team of skilled, dedicated colleagues committed to doing the same and they will support you along the way.
A little bit about us
We are national charity that supports over 2,500 people to live rewarding and fulfilling lives. We provide the specialist care and support that helps people, including those with the most complex and challenging needs, to live with as much independence, choice and dignity as possible. We also provide the kind of extra help that means people with learning disabilities can experience life to the full – from finding employment, to having an active social life.
What we can offer you
- Salaried positions ranging from £14,943 - £15,827 (dependent on qualification and hours worked)
- Fully funded QCF Level 2 & 3 in health and social care
- Mileage paid at 45p per mile
- Refer a friend scheme
- Work in your local area
- Supportive network of colleagues
- Fully paid for induction and ongoing learning and development
- 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays and pro rata for part time)
- Option to buy reduced Tastecard
- Option to buy Childcare Vouchers
- Life Assurance
Qualifications and experience
An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or a similar subject) is ideal for becoming a support worker, but not essential, and a willingness to work towards one is definitely welcomed.
You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job; you’ll get plenty of training along the way. What matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people with learning disabilities.
To apply, click on the button at the bottom of this page.
If you would like further information please contact Lauren Taylor, Admin Office - 07774432416
Closing date: Wednesday 4 October 2017
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE
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.