Support Worker

Hours – Up to 37.5 hours per week are available

Salary – £15,073 – £19,175 per annum (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health and Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2, plus up to two sleep in shifts per week, paid at £31 per shift. The sleep in shifts are paid separately and do not form part of your standard contract). Generous package of benefits is available on top of your salary.

Do you want to support people with learning disabilities?

Taking someone swimming, to planning the holiday of a lifetime. Join us and help us change lives.

Come and join our friendly team at Hft in Gloucestershire and you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. We have a great team of staff who are passionate about their work and ensure that everyone has a personalised, quality support service.

If you share the same values and behaviours that are central to our Person Centered Active Support approach we would love to meet you! At Hft we say ‘every moment has its potential’ and, as a support worker, you’ll have the opportunity every day to support people with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.

About the role

As a Support Worker at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. In these roles, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, creating flexible services that meet people’s needs and always looking for the best way of doing things.

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, go swimming or to a local cafe in the afternoon – or even helping them plan their birthday party or a family event. 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. 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 offerWe offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. These include 28 days leave, childcare vouchers, a Refer a Friend Scheme worth £300, pension, Tastecard, life assurance, free car parking, long service award, free employee helpline, apprenticeship programme etc, the list goes on!

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.

Join us and help change lives


If you feel you’re the ideal candidate for the position, then send in your CV today by clicking the APPLY button below.

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks after the closing date your application has not been successful on this occasion. 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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