#Care to join us?
We are looking for Relief 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.
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.
Salary / hourly rate:
£9.50 per hour (plus 12.07% in lieu of holiday pay)
Hours per week:
Type of service:
Across Services including Residential-Supported Living- Day Centre and Transitional
Clifton- Shefford and Biggleswade services in Bedfordshire
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.
We provide 24/7 support to some people, so you will need to have flexibility to work shifts, including sleep in nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.
A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role.
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 travel or holiday 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.
There are many responsibilities of a support worker, providing physical and emotional support being one of them. 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.
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.
- Access to award-winning training and development
- Annual staff award scheme
- Flexible hours
- Free DBS Check
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.
Find your place with us and change lives
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.
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