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Senior Support Worker Learning Disabilities

Cornwall, UK
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Company: HFT

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £21546 - £21546

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative, and diverse teams.

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.

To be successful in your application you must be able to work in the UK without sponsorship.

Salary: Up to £21,546
Hours: Permanent, 37.5 hours per week
Location: St. Teath, Cornwall

What we Offer

Apprenticeships - earn whilst gaining 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. 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. Free DBS Check.

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.

A full UK/EU driving licence is essential - manual car drivers only.

If you do not already have a relevant qualification in Health and Social Care, Hft will fully fund and provide training for you to obtain your Diploma in Adult Health and Social Care within the first 18 months of your employment.

Government legislation is coming into force on 11th November, which states that all individuals working in registered care homes must be fully vaccinated.

If you have not been vaccinated yet and are not medically exempt, you will need to be fully vaccinated by the 11th November 2021 as we may require you to operate in services which are Care Quality Commission registered.

This means you will need to have had your first vaccination by the 16th September at the latest followed by your second one by 11th November 2021 allowing 8 weeks between them.

If you are medically exempt, you are required to provide us with the relevant documentation stating this.

Closing date: Sunday 10th October 2021

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

You may have experience or an interest in the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Senior Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Relief Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP, Flexible Working etc.
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