Female Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 135222
  • Date Posted: 2 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: £9.90 Per Hour
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job Type: Part Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

#Care to join us?

We are looking for Female Support Workers to join our friendly and welcoming team here at Hft. This is your chance to make a real difference to people's lives.

Supporting people to go out into the community doing the activities they enjoy such as going to the gym, horse riding, social events and maintaining friendships.

Experience is not essential as we provide all the training you need to be a confident support worker. Whether you are an experienced professional or completely new to the world of care, we want you to be a compassionate and friendly individual, who shares our Values.

What matters most is a positive attitude to life and a desire to support people to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible. You will need to have good listening skills and a practical, caring approach. Basic computer literacy is a necessity, as the role requires you to retrieve and record information using a variety of IT systems.

Location: Preston, Blackburn, Leyland and surrounding areas, Lancashire
Salary / hourly rate: £9.90 hourly rate. 10% overtime allowance for hours worked over the full time equivalent of 37.5 hours per week
Employment type: Part Time
Type of service: Outreach - Day Opportunities
Hours per week: VARIED
Working hours: this role is Community-based with the majority of shifts are between 10am and 5pm Mon- Fri, with some occasional shifts at weekend. There may also be occasions when you are required to work in a Supported Living service, which may involve shift work and sleep ins paid at £55 - please contact the recruiting manager Catherine if you want to discuss rotas in more detail.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own car (with Business Insurance) is essential for this role. Mileage in excess of normal commuting is paid at 45p a mile.

Closing date: 31/08/2022

What will you be doing?

The purpose of your role is to give the highest possible standards of support to individuals with moderate to severe learning disabilities

This can range from supporting them to discover new interests, reaching goals like travelling or holidays and working positively with their families and friends. This will help individuals to engage in different leisure, home or work-related activities, all according to their personal choice

As a support worker, your responsibilities are varied and no two days are the same. As well as providing physical and emotional support you may be needed to help with household tasks and personal care as well as supporting individuals with healthcare needs, e.g. taking medication.

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.

What’s in it for you?

There are a range of benefits and career development opportunities at Hft. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training, and support along the way.

If you do not already have a relevant qualification in Health and Social Care, Hft will fully fund and provide training for you to obtain your Diploma in a Health and Social Care within the first 18 months of your employment.

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.

We offer

  • 25 days annual leave (plus 8 days statutory Bank holidays)
  • 20% bank holidays allowance with an increased rate of 50% for Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Years Day
  • Apprenticeships - Earn whilst gaining a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care with a Top 100 apprenticeship employer (ranked 11th in 2020)
  • Access to the Hft Plus benefits package
  • Access to award-winning training and development
  • Annual staff award scheme
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Free DBS Check

Find your place with us and change lives.

We ask all our teams to take advantage of the Covid-19 vaccination, which is offered to frontline support workers as a priority group. We strongly encourage all colleagues to remain fully vaccinated as part of our wider infection control procedures.

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