Senior Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 135220
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Ugley
  • Salary: £11.10 Per Hour
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

#Care to join us?

We are looking for a Senior Support Worker to join our friendly and welcoming team in our residential services at Ugley, Bishop's Stortford. This is your chance to make a real difference to people's lives.

This rural site supports 18 adults with leaning disabilities in 4 cottages all with varying levels of support required.

Location: Rural setting located in the village of Ugley, Bishop's Stortford, Herts & Essex
Salary / hourly rate: £11.10 / sleep ins. 10% overtime allowance for hours worked over the full time equivalent of 37.5 hours per week
Hours per week: 37.5
Working hours: 37.5 hours. 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 essential for this role. due to the lack of public transport.

Closing date: 31/08/2022

What will you be doing?

As a senior support worker at Hft you will be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. You will be a role model to others through demonstrating excellent care to those we support and you will help the Registered Care Home Manager Deputy Care Home Managers to coach, support and manage staff teams effectively.

You will be responsible for nurturing and inspiring those coming to work for Hft to help ensure we have the best staff teams offering great support services. You will do this through our shared Values.

This role also offers great opportunities for career progression to help you develop your knowledge and skills.

The purpose of your 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. You will help us ensure your service is Well led; Safe; Caring; Effective and Responsive.

As a senior support worker, flexibility is important for both you and for the service. We provide 24/7 support to some people, so you will need to have flexibility to work shifts on a rota basis, including nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.

You need good IT skills and experience of maintaining records to be a success in this role.

You also need to have or be willing to work towards a Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3 (or equivalent).

But above all, if you have the passion for delivering high quality care and want to make a difference by enabling people to live a more fulfilling and independent life - then this is the role for you.

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 the 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 3 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.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

You may have experience or an interest in the following: 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.

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