Support Worker

  • Location

    Preston

  • Sector:

    Health & Social Care

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £19364 per annum

  • Job ref:

    94053

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-09-13

  • Startdate:

    2020-08-27

  • Client:

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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.

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

Salary: Up to £19,634* pa based on a qualified rate and 47 sleep-ins per year

Hours: Permanent, Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

Location: Preston, Lancashire

What we Offer

Apprenticeships - gain a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning. Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also, an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options. Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status. Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme. 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment. A contributory pension scheme & life assurance. Free DBS Check.

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.

It’s great if you already have experience of working with people with learning disabilities, autism or dementia, but it’s not 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.

Join us and help change lives.

Closing date: 11th September 2020

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

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Ref: 94053