For more information on the role, please contact: Rene Hunt
Email: recruitment.glos@hft.org.uk
Telephone:​​​​​​​ 01453 820940


Type of service – Residential

Location – 330 Westward Road, Ebley

Salary information – £10.58 – £11.02 p/h

Working hours – 37.5 hours

We provide 24/7 support to some people, so you will need to have flexibility to work shifts, including sleep in nights, weekends and bank holidays.

A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role.


#Care to join us?

We are looking for a Senior Support Worker to join our friendly and welcoming team in our residential services at 330 Westward Road. This is your chance to make a real difference to people’s lives.

What will you be doing?
As a senior support worker at Hft you will be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. You will be a role model to others through demonstrating excellent care to those we support and you will help the Registered Care Home Manager 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. You will do this through our shared values (Link – Hft | About us | Vision, Mission, and Values).

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; Safe; Caring; Effective and Responsive.

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.

You need good IT skills and experience of maintaining records to be a success in this role.

You also need to have or 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 want to make a difference by enabling people to live a more fulfilling and independent life – then this is the role for you.

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.

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

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.

We offer

  • Apprenticeships – Earn whilst gaining a fully funded Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care with a Top 100 apprenticeship employer (ranked 11th in 2020)
  • Access to the Hft Plus benefits package
  • Access to award-winning training and development
  • Annual staff award scheme
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Free DBS Check

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

This means that 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.

If you have not had your first vaccine yet, you will need to allow for a minimum of 8 weeks between vaccinations before you are able to start working in our services.

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

Find your place with us and change lives.

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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 employm
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