Senior Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 07 November 2019
Salary: £22,430 per year, pro rata
Additional salary information: Potential earnings of £22,430 pa based on a qualified rate and 47 sleep-ins per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 07 December 2019
Location: Lympne, Hythe
Company: HF Trust Ltd
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 001139

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For more information on the role,
please contact: Ayse Niazi

Location - Lympne

Potential earnings of £22,430 pa based on a qualified rate and 47 sleep-ins per year

Hourly rates:

Starting rate £9.68 per hour rising to £9.88 on completion of probation rising further to £10.15 on gaining a Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 3

Starting rate with Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 3 £9.88 rising to £10.15 on completion of probation
£49.08 payment for sleep-ins (plus 12.07% in lieu of holiday pay)
Find your place with us and help change lives.

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting 2,900 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

About the role
As a senior support worker at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. You will be a role model to others through demonstrating excellent support to those we support and you will help the registered cluster 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. 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
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.

About you
You need good IT skills and experience of maintaining records to be a success in this role. You also need to 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 support services to people with learning disabilities and you want to make a difference to enable people to live a more fulfilling and independent life – then this is the role for you.

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 you to ensure you have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support people to live the best life possible.


Apprenticeships - gain a fully funded Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning
Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options, as well as support for financial wellbeing.
Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status
Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme
20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment (pro rata for part time staff)
A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
Join us and help change lives.


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