Salary: £24,234 per year rising to £24,408 after completing three years and probation
Job Title: Support Worker – Registered Care Homes
Reporting to: Team Leader
Contract: Permanent, Full time
About the Service/Department
Harwood Road provides accommodation in Fulham for residents with enduring mental health needs. The project provides 24 hour care and support service to 15 residents, 13 of them living in self-contained flats and other 2 in their own rooms and sharing kitchen and toileting facilities within one Registered Home.
Harwood Road’s ethos of care is one in which the staff team works alongside residents to support them with life in the community in an environment that promotes residents’ rights and emphasises on giving them the opportunity to make choices on issues affecting their lives. This is all implemented within the framework as set by Care Standards Act 2000, Care Homes Regulations 2001 and National Minimum Standard for Care Homes for Younger Adults and Adults Placement 2001 and associated legislations.
Staff members are expected to have the ability to develop effective working relationships and to support and enable residents to participate in decisions that affect their lives through user led planning and key working. They must have a commitment to improving residents’ quality of life.
Our staff team is highly motivated and members are expected to use their initiative to deal with day-to-day issues involving residents and striving at all times for high standards of care. Our recent inspection report reported that we met all the standards assessed and other external agencies and residents’ relatives have praised the service.
About the role
To provide high quality care and support to service users bringing the care/support plans to life and carrying out the actions agreed
Some other main responsibilities of the role include:
- Organisation. To have knowledge of and follow relevant legislation, policies and procedures including those reflected in the CQC Standards
- To carry out other duties as may be reasonably required by the team leader
- To take part in regular supervisions and take up opportunities to learn within the service, Organisation and externally
- You will be encouraged to undertake an approved Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) training programme within your first 12 months of employment
- Basic knowledge of mental health issues
- Basic awareness of health and safety issues
- Willingness to cook and clean with the service users and to assist with personal care
- Willingness to work unsociable hours within a rota system including weekends, evenings and sleep-ins
- Willingness to maximise independence by motivating and supporting service users towards their goals
- Willingness to travel and work across the services when required
- Promotes a service user-oriented organisation by ensuring that all activity is aligned to identify service user needs
- Good literacy and numeracy skills
- Experience using MS office as well as producing letters etc.
Please see the attached documents for the full job description and more information about Hestia.
What Hestia offers
- Holiday allowance of 25days/195hours per annum plus 8days/62.4hours public holidays (pro rata)
- Company Pension
- Learning and Development Opportunities (including career progression opportunities across our services and departments, a full 9 month induction providing an understanding of The Hestia Approach and all Hestia’s practices and policies to support your career in Hestia and if applicable, a foundation knowledge to attain a Skills for Care Certificate)
- Hestia Rewards exclusive membership (Hestia Rewards is our staff wellbeing and benefits scheme which provides access to fantastic retail discounts, gym membership discounts, recognise a colleague eCards etc.)
- Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools including our Employee Assistance Programme, Flexible working (including holiday trading and TOIL) and some roles include Clinical Supervision
- Other benefits such as Eye care vouchers, Travel/Season Ticket Loans and Cycle to work scheme (with up to 40% savings on a new bike).
- If applicable to the role, Hestia will also support you on joining our existing ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) programme if you are interested and fit the criteria.
Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.
Hestia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people who are potentially at risk, and we therefore expect all staff and volunteers to do the same. We require all staff to undertake internal and external safeguarding training throughout their employment with Hestia.
If offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.
This job description is subject to change depending on the needs of the service/department.
We recommend that you apply at your earliest convenience as we screen applications as they are received as well as interview and appoint suitable candidates on this basis (regardless of the closing date). We may also contact unsuccessful applicants regarding other suitable opportunities within Hestia.
We welcome application from individuals from all backgrounds, but particularly encourage applications from individuals from Black heritage or Brown (Asian) heritage backgrounds, due to identified underrepresented of these groups at our senior operational levels.
Hestia is a disability confident employer, committed to the employment and career development of individual with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for. We will also accommodate reasonable adjustment during the selection and interview process and throughout your employment with us.
Hestia positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. But we particularly welcome individuals from an ethnic minority background and those with disabilities to apply. As an organisation, we are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and value the skills, abilities, talent and experiences, different people and communities bring to our organisation.
Guaranteed interview scheme
Hestia operates a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities (including long term health conditions) who meet the minimum criteria for this role.
How to apply
Please click apply at the top of the vacancy page to begin your application.