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Senior Support Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

Social work

Salary

Location

£11.70 per hour

Posted Date

5 February 2024

Cambridgeshire

Closing Date

1 March 2024

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 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.

As a ‘Gold’ standard Investors in People accredited employer, we are committed to supporting colleague wellbeing as a priority. Within this, all Hft employees get access to TELUS Health – the world’s biggest 24/7 colleague counselling and support service. It is completely free for all colleagues to use in complete confidence, whenever and however they want to access it.

We offer

- Annual Leave: 33 days (including 8 days statutory bank holidays)
- Wage incentives: 20% bank holidays’ allowance with an increased rate of 50% for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. 10% Overtime allowance for hours worked over 37.5 per week.
- Apprenticeships: Earn whilst gaining a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
- Training: Access to award winning training and development
- Wagestream: Allows you to flexibly access your pay throughout the month and utilise a range of financial support, through its dedicated app
- Aviva Digicare + workplace: Access to wellbeing services including health checks, Digital GP and mental health support.
- TELUS health: A 24/service, completely confidential counselling and support platform and helpline that is free for all colleagues to use.
- Discounted mobile ‘phone contracts. As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off.
- Care Friends: Employee referral app – earn money for referring your friends to work for Hft.
- Retention bonus: £250 every 6 months for the first 2 years of service
- Free life assurance – 3 x your annual salary
- Family friendly policies – term time only contracts, part time, annualised and compressed hours. Generous return to work bonus following maternity leave.

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 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.

Find your place with us and change lives.

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

Hft's usual terms and conditions apply. Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do. Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.

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