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Support Worker - Learning Disabilities


There’s no such thing as a “typical day” for one of our Support Workers. You never know what you might end up doing. You could be supporting someone to make their breakfast in the morning or go to a local cafe in the afternoon.

You will help them to keep their flat clean and will help some people with person care. Sometimes it’s challenging, but it’s always rewarding.

You’ll go to work knowing that you’re making a positive difference to someone’s life. And you’ll be working in a team of skilled, dedicated colleagues who’ll support you all the way.

We provide 24/7 support to some people, so this role would suit you if you like the idea of working shifts and hours that include some weekends, nights and Bank Holidays. Our early shifts start at either 7/7.30am – 2/3pm and late shifts from 2/3pm – 10/11pm.You may also get the opportunity to accompany the people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.

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. 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.

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.

Hft staff benefits include:-
•Apprenticeships – gain a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning
•20 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
•a contributory pension scheme & life assurance
•staff reward schemes
•family-friendly policies
•discounted mobile phone & car schemes
•a confidential employee helpline


Vacancy info

  • Organisation:Hft
  • Location:Stroud
  • Job type:Permanent
  • Occupational group:Charity sector
  • Service type:Supported living
  • Job term:Full time
  • We pay for travel time: No
  • Salary:15073 - 15951
  • Create date:5th Jul 2018
  • End date:30th Jul 2018

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