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


Type of service – Supported Living

Location – Coleford, Forest of Dean

Salary information – From £9.08 per hour

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 Support Workers to join our friendly and welcoming team here at Hft. This is your chance to make a real difference to people’s lives

At this service in Coleford, we support four young males, aged 22 – 25. They are all very active and in normal times they enjoy a full range of community based and local activities. During the pandemic we have seen an increase in some challenging behaviours and our Positive Behaviour Team is working closely with the Registered Manager and the staff team to ensure the safety of both the people we support and the staff.

For this role, some experience is essential. We provide all the training you need to be a confident support worker. We want you to be a compassionate and friendly individual, who shares our values (Link – Hft | About us | Vision, Mission, and 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. Basic computer literacy is a necessity, as the role requires you to retrieve and record information using a variety of IT systems.

What will you be doing?
The purpose of your role is to give the highest possible standards of support to individuals with moderate to severe learning disabilities

This can range from supporting them to discover new interests, reaching goals like travelling or holidays and working positively with their families and friends. This will help individuals to engage in different leisure, home or work-related activities, all according to their personal choice

As a support worker, 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.

Everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, providing flexible services that meet people’s needs, and always looking for the best way of doing things.

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 a 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 2 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​​​​​​​

We ask all our teams to take advantage of the Covid-19 vaccination, which is offered to frontline support workers as a priority group. In some types of service this vaccine is required by law, but we strongly encourage everyone to be vaccinated (across all our services) to ensure both the safety of the people we support and our colleagues.

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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