Support Practitioner - Worcestershire

Support Practitioner - Worcestershire

Hft | Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11, GB
Job Type: Full Time

Posted 6 days ago

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*Working hours* – 37.5 hours per week - We provide 24/7 support to some people, so you will need to have flexibility to work shifts, including some waking nights, weekends and bank holidays.

If you would like to know a bit more about this opportunity, or are considering applying, then please read the following job information.
*Type of service* – Residential
​​​​​​​_A full UK driving licence is __*desirable*_ _for this role._
We are looking for Support Practitioners to join our friendly and welcoming team here at Hft. This is your chance to make a real difference to the lives of people with a learning disability and autism.
At this service in Evesham, we have one of the most fulfilling and meaningful jobs you can do. The people we support are all individuals with unique qualities and when you get to know and support them, you truly learn what job satisfaction really means.
The two houses that make up Clementi Court are home to seven adults with profound, multiple disabilities and is filled with lots of fun and laughter. We thrive on providing person-centred active support and encourage this throughout everything we do.
Their team supports them in a way that gives them as much choice and control over their lives as possible. Close attention is paid to ensure that their health, social and educational needs are met and they each have a positive behaviour support plan which is closely followed.
A professional qualification in health, education or social care is preferred but is not essential. In addition, you will ideally have pr_evious experience supporting individuals within a social care, education or health environment._ We want you to be a compassionate and friendly individual, who shares our Values.
What matters most is a positive attitude to life and a desire to support people to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible. You will need to have good listening skills and a practical, caring approach. Computer literacy is a necessity, as the role requires you to retrieve and record information using a variety of IT systems. You must also be confident gathering information and using this alongside your experience to improve practice. Some report writing will also be required. The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, listening to and supporting your colleagues is essential.
*We offer*
* *33 days annual leave* (Including 8 days statutory Bank holidays)
* 20% bank holidays allowance with an increased rate of 50% for Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Years Day
* *Apprenticeships* - Earn whilst gaining a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care with a Top 100 apprenticeship employer (ranked 11th in 2020)
* Access to award-winning training and development
* Annual *staff award scheme*
* A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
* Free DBS Check​​​​​​​
*What will you be doing?*
The purpose of your role is to give the highest possible standards of support to individuals with a learning disability, autism, challenging behaviour and/or complex needs. Your responsibilities are varied and no two days are the same. As well as providing physical and emotional support you may be needed to help with household tasks and personal care as well as supporting individuals with healthcare needs, e.g. taking medication. You will support with sensory needs and help people to engage in everyday home, social and leisure interests, reaching goals like travelling or holidays and working positively with their families and friends. This is all according to their personal choice.
Your person-centred approach will enable people to have choices about their own lives. You will work with Hft’s Positive Behaviour Support Team to deliver a service model that promotes and reflects evidence-based practice. At Hft we are always looking for the best way of doing things and you will liaise with external professionals and families to ensure positive outcomes.
*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.
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.
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 the LifeWorks – 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.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £14.00 per hour
* Additional leave
* Casual dress
* Referral programme
* Sick pay
* Store discount
* Wellness programme
Physical setting:
* Homecare
* Residential home
* Day shift
* Night shift
* Overnight shift
Ability to commute/relocate:
* Evesham: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Application question(s):
* Do you have one or more years of experience supporting individuals within a social care, education or health environment?
Work authorisation:
* United Kingdom (required)
Work Location: One location