Relief Support Workers required – Banbury, Abingdon, Didcot, Harwell and Milton

Salary: Hourly rate - £8.30 (plus 12.07% in lieu of holiday pay)

Closing Date: 29 Nov 2019

Company Name: Hft

Nature of the Company: Everyone has a right to the best life possible and that includes people with learning disabilities. But people with learning disabilities face obstacles that are hard to imagine – their challenges can be complex and lifelong. Even so, with the right care, support and encouragement, we believe everyone with a learning disability can find more enjoyment, comfort and satisfaction in their lives.

That’s why everything we do is centred on the people we support. Our Fusion Model of Support ensures that we focus on the specific needs of each individual, being creative about the kind of personal care and support we offer. We work hard to understand their changing needs and provide services and support that make a real difference to their lives.As one of the largest and longest-established charities supporting people with learning disabilities, we are able to invest our knowledge in our staff. We help them to develop the specialist skills and expertise needed to provide the kind of support we believe in. And we try to make sure they always have the time it takes to build trusted, caring relationships with the people and families they support.

Our services range from residential care and day opportunities to supported living/domiciliary care at home – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. We provide support that means people with learning disabilities can experience life to the full – from enjoyment, satisfaction and improved health to finding meaningful relationships or paid employment. Our commitment goes beyond being just a high quality support provider.

Responsibilities: As a Relief 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.

Experience isn’t essential but you should possess the knowledge and confidence to enable people to live a more fulfilling and independent life. Having the right values and attitudes is more important than experience.

Hft provide 24/7 support to some people, as a Relief Worker you will be requested to cover shifts regularly on an ad hoc basis. You are not an employee of Hft and remain a 'Worker' for the duration of each individual contract you undertake for Hft.

Supporting with all aspects of the daily lives of the people we support including travel, holidays, personal care, accessing the community and helping to achieve goals.

It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help us change lives.

Benefits: 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. Dependent upon the number of hours you work per week, you may have the opportunity to work towards an industry recognised qualification that will enable you to build a career in the Health and Social Care Sector. You would be supported every step of the way as you work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care with our approved training partner.

Experience: No previous experience of support work or any special qualifications are needed for this job - you’ll get a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. You’ll need to have good communication and listening skills. Basic IT skills are also essential.

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Job Ref: OACP/Hft

Work Location: Oxfordshire

Salary Details: Hourly rate - £8.30 (plus 12.07% in lieu of holiday pay)

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Full Time,Part Time

Hours: Covering leave, training and sickness with hours that fit in with life's other commitments; this is an ideal way of discovering if this is the career for you.

Closing Date: 29 Nov 2019