Learning Disabilities Relief Support Worker

Learning Disabilities Relief Support Worker

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

Covering leave, training and sickness with hours that fit in with life's other commitments, a relief support worker role is an ideal way of discovering that this could be the career for you.

Salary: £8.72 per hour (plus 12.07% in lieu of holiday pay)

Hours: Flexible hours are available with work patterns to fit around your work/life commitments

Location: Chudleigh and Chudleigh Knighton, Devon

About the role

As a relief support worker at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. We recognise that the current pandemic means we have had to adapt to change and in many ways we are now doing things differently but what hasn’t changed is our passion for standards and doing all we can to look after the people we support both in these current challenging times and in the future.

To keep the people we support and yourself safe and in line with government advice, opportunities to go out and about are limited, instead our Relief Support Workers are finding fun and creative ways to keep people occupied at home, promoting health and wellbeing. In this caring and creative role, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, providing flexible services that meet people’s needs, and always looking for the best way of doing things.

About you

You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job - you’ll get plenty of training along the way. Having the right values and wanting to make a difference to enable people to live a more fulfilling and independent life is what matters most. You will need to have good listening skills and a practical, caring approach. You also need to have basic level IT skills to be able to use a computer to record information about people you will be supporting.

We are currently restricting face-to-face training; therefore most of your training courses, including some aspects of your induction, will be online. But you will still be able learn from your colleagues in a supportive hands-on environment.

What we offer

We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training, free DBS check and support along the way. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in you to ensure you have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support people to live the best life possible.

Join us and help change lives.

Closing date: 14th February 2021

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

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.

You may have experience or an interest in the following: Relief Support Worker, Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Relief Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP, Flexible Working, etc.

Ref: 96361

  • Location

    Devon

  • Sector:

    Charity & Not For Profit

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £8.72 per hour

  • Job ref:

    96361

  • Published:

    2 days ago

  • Duration:

    Flexible

  • Expiry date:

    2021-02-11

  • Startdate:

    2021-01-14

  • Client:

    hireful Ltd