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Support Worker

Support Worker

Hft is now recruiting Support Workers with annual potential earnings of £21,575 pa (based on the qualified rate of £9.58 per hour and an average 4 (optional) sleep-ins a month)

Hft is one of the largest national charities for the learning disabled supporting circa 3000 service users nationwide. As part of our supportive, friendly and diverse teams, you’ll be working for an organisation that values and supports your diversity, skills and career development. Our Supported Worker Living role is not just a job - it’s a life experience offering a long-term career.

We currently have a range of vacancies for support workers in and surrounding areas of Oxfordshire.

Position: Supported Living Worker
Location: Oxfordshire including Abingdon, Didcot and surrounding villages
Job type: Full & Part Time, Permanent
Hours: Full & Part Time
Salary: £9.18 per hour, rising to £9.38 on successful completion of probation and £9.58 on gaining Health & Social Care Diploma/ NVQ Level 2 (optional sleep ins of £54 per night plus holiday pay)

Benefits Package: 20 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after first year, service related sick pay after probation, automatic work-place pension enrolment, access to the Hft Plus benefits package (discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out), an Employee Assistance Programme, annual staff award schemes, access to award winning training and development

Closing date: Sunday 14 July 2019

About the role:

As a Supported Living Worker at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. In these caring and creative roles, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, creating flexible services that meet their needs and always looking for the best way of doing things.

The purpose of the role is to give the highest possible standards of support to individuals, with moderate to severe learning disabilities, in all aspects of their daily lives.

Hft ensures that the people we support:

- Build confidence to develop their interests.
- Feel secure in their surroundings.
- Increase their independence.
- Are enabled to make as many choices as possible.
- Achieve their personal goals.
- Reach their potential.

The Supported Living Worker role reaches into all aspects of the daily lives of the people we support including travel, holidays, personal care, accessing the community and helping to achieve goals.

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 just as important. You will need to have good listening and basic IT skills and a practical, caring approach.

It’s great if you already have experience of learning disabilities, autism or dementia, but this is by no means essential. What matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.

Although not essential, a full, current UK / EU driving licence is also desirable.

What we offer:

We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support others to live the best life possible.

Join us and help us change lives.


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