Work With Us

Work With Us

SFHT recognise that employing the right people is vital to our success, we encourage creative and resourceful thinking for solutions that make things happen. We want our staff to give the best support, so we recruit talented people with the skills to enhance the lives of others.

All staff receive training from our incredibly experienced L&D team who see them through the induction process and ensure ongoing statutory and mandatory training requirements are met. Our staff teams are dedicated, forward thinking and provide a great sense of community for those we support and their co-workers.

What we expect from our staff:

  • Performance that delivers the best possible person-centred support for the people who use our services
  • Passion to work in a busy and changing environment with new challenges every day
  • A ‘can-do’ and flexible approach
  • Openness to change and development

What you can expect from SFHT:

  • A friendly and vibrant atmosphere
  • Support in your career and development
  • Recognition and reward for great performance
  • A fair employer who supports and promotes equal opportunities
  • A flexible approach

Job Vacancies



Support Worker / Minibus Driver

Location: Southbourne, Bournemouth – Bisterne, Ringwood

  • 40 hours per week (Fixed-term contract for 12 months initially)
  • £23,795.20 per annum

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Support Workers to join our Day Services team that provides a varied and stimulating programme of activities and opportunities that support our service users to develop their confidence and skills and live their best lives.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities. Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.

We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with
each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live
fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual
strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater
independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About The Role
You will start in Southbourne each morning, collecting our 9-seater minibus from one of our
day services sites – The Bradbury Centre on Southbourne High Street – and bringing service
users from the Southbourne area to our day services site at Bisterne, Ringwood. You will
then be part of the team delivering the programme of activities until 4pm when you will then
drive the service users back to Southbourne. As part of the support team your role is to
encourage and support service users to participate in the programme, try new activities and
increase their life experiences.

About You
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a
compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their
disability. You will be empathetic and courteous to people who use the service and their
relatives/carers, treating them with care and consideration at all times.

You will have a positive approach towards people with a learning disability and be willing to
work collaboratively with colleagues to respond to behaviours that present as challenging to
ensure that all service users are able to continue safely accessing and benefiting from the service.

If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity
for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative
approaches, and equity and diversity.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering
letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on
01425 485 099 or email: recruitment@sfht.org.uk.

The closing date for applications will be 12th July 2024, with interviews taking place on
17th July 2024.

Assistant Manager, Supported Living Services
Location: Southbourne, Dorset

40 hours per week
£29,598.40 per annum

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Assistant Manager to join our busy and varied Supported Living team.

 

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities. Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.

We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:

You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability. You will have strong leadership skills in order to motivate, support and develop a small team, and a professional approach to engaging with colleagues, service users and their families and partner agencies. You will also have excellent organisational, problem-solving and management skills, along with the ability to prioritise your own workload alongside the needs of the service.

Your responsibilities will be varied and it is a fast paced working environment, so you will need to be good at multi-tasking and time management.

Previous experience in a Care Management position is essential, ideally within the adult social care sector, and an understanding of adults with a learning disability within a supported living environment is also desirable. Care qualifications are essential and certificates will need to be provided at interview.

If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

 

About the Role:

As Assistant Manager you will help provide day to day and one to one support to service users, ensuring that the support meets the high standards expected by the Trust.

Your management responsibilities include providing line management and support to the support team, and being the first point of contact in the house you supervise for all service user concerns and issues, and any issues relating to employee relations.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a Level 3 Leadership Course.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that service users are supported to participate in the day-to-day social programme within the house, and to access meaningful community-based activities and opportunities.
  • Ensure that risk assessments are in place for all service users and that they are regularly reviewed and updated.
  • Carry out monthly audits of service users’ finances to ensure that they are managing their finances appropriately and offer advice to help them manage their money more effectively.
  • Administer, manage and audit medication in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the staff team and provide one to one supervision and on the job support and supervision and performance management support when required.
  • Act as a Nourish ‘super user’ ensuring that accurate records are maintained on the system, weekly checks for alerts and actions are carried out and regular reports are run for the Service Managers and the Head of Supported Living.
  • Comply with all safeguarding policies and procedures in relation to reporting safeguarding concerns and follow all safety plans that are implemented to manage safeguarding concerns to ensure the safety and wellbeing of service users.
  • Proactively promote the Trust’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy to ensure inclusion and equity for all of our people.
  • You will also be required to work on-call via a rota schedule.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via email: hra@sfht.org.uk.

 

Residential Support Worker
Location: Bisterne, Ringwood

  • Full Time (40 Hours)
  • £12.50 per hour
  • £26,000 PA

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Residential Support Worker to join our busy and varied Stables Flat.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities.

Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.

We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability. You will have strong leadership skills in order to motivate, support and develop a small team, and a professional approach to engaging with colleagues, service users and their families and partner agencies. You will also have excellent organisational, problem-
solving skills, along with the ability to prioritise your own workload alongside the needs of the service.

Your responsibilities will be varied, and it is a fast paced working environment, so you will need to be good at multi-tasking and time management.

Experience is not essential as full training will be provided, but an understanding of adults
with a learning disability within a supported living environment is desirable.

If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity
for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

About the Role:
As Residential Support Worker you will assist in the delivery of care and support, and be responsible for the wellbeing of people who use our service.
You will promote and encourage independent living for all service users as directed by your Line Manager.
You will help individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle, supporting personal care needs and
facilitating Service User access to healthcare. You will also actively keep up to date with
service users support plans and outcomes, working with other staff members to ensure
continuity with regards to supporting service users achieving their personal outcomes.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering
letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01425 485099 or email: recruitment@sfht.org.uk

Weekend Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location: Southbourne, Dorset

  • Part Time
  • 16 Hours across Saturday and Sunday
  • £11.44 per hour

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Weekend
Personal Assistant/ Support Worker to join our busy and varied Supported Living team.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of
providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities.

Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.
We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability. You will have strong leadership skills in order to motivate, support and develop a small team, and a professional approach to engaging with colleagues, service users and their families and partner agencies. You will also have excellent organisational, problem-solving skills, along with the ability to prioritise your own workload alongside the needs of the service.

Your responsibilities will be varied, and it is a fast paced working environment, so you will need to be good at multi-tasking and time management.
Experience is not essential as full training will be provided, but an understanding of adults with a learning disability within a supported living environment is desirable.
If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

About the Role:
As Personal Assistant/Support Worker you will help provide day to day and one to one support to service users in the supported living houses, ensuring that the support meets the high standards expected by the Trust, and enables our service users to live their lives with independence as a valued member of their local community.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01425 485099 or email: recruitment@sfht.org.uk

 

Assistant Manager, Supported Living Services

Location: Southbourne, Dorset

  • (Fixed Term Contract – 12 Months)
  • £29,598.40 per annum
  • 40 hours per week

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Assistant Manager to join our busy and varied Supported Living team.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of
providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities.

Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.
We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability.

You will have strong leadership skills in order to motivate, support and develop a
small team, and a professional approach to engaging with colleagues, service users and their families and partner agencies. You will also have excellent organisational, problem-solving and management skills, along with the ability to prioritise your own workload alongside the needs of the service.
Your responsibilities will be varied and it is a fast paced working environment, so you will need to be good at multi-tasking and time management.
Previous experience in a Care Management position is essential, ideally within the adult social care sector, and an understanding of adults with a learning disability within a supported living environment is also desirable.
If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

About the Role:
As Assistant Manager you will help provide day to day and one to one support to service users, ensuring that the support meets the high standards expected by the Trust.
Your management responsibilities include providing line management and support to the support team, and being the first point of contact in the house you supervise for all service user concerns and issues, and any issues relating to employee relations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that service users are supported to participate in the day-to-day social
    programme within the house, and to access meaningful community-based activities and opportunities.
  • Ensure that risk assessments are in place for all service users and that they are
    regularly reviewed and updated.
  • Carry out monthly audits of service users’ finances to ensure that they are managing their finances appropriately and offer advice to help them manage their money more effectively.
  • Administer, manage and audit medication in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the staff team and provide one to one supervision and on the job support and supervision and performance management support when required.
  • Act as a Nourish ‘super user’ ensuring that accurate records are maintained on the system, weekly checks for alerts and actions are carried out and regular reports are run for the Service Managers and the Head of Supported Living.
  • Comply with all safeguarding policies and procedures in relation to reporting
    safeguarding concerns and follow all safety plans that are implemented to manage safeguarding concerns to ensure the safety and wellbeing of service users.
  • Proactively promote the Trust’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy to ensure inclusion and equity for all of our people.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01425 485099 or email: recruitment@sfht.org.uk

Trustee Recruitment

Have you ever considered becoming a Trustee in the charity sector?

We are looking for people to join our Board of Trustees to bring additional skills and experiences to enrich the support that we are able to provide to our staff team and our service users. People who are able to make a real and positive impact on the organisation’s long-term future.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity, and would welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly keen to recruit Trustees with a financial background, a housing background or a social care background.

Becoming a charity Trustee is a rewarding and fulfilling way to support causes that you have a connection with and helps you build new networks that can support your career, your confidence and your wellbeing.

About Us

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities. The original focus was on horticulture and enabling our service users to learn how to grow plants and food crops and increase their skills and knowledge base in these areas.

Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision. We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

As we embark on our fourth decade our focus remains on ensuring that the people we support have access to the highest quality housing and a wide range of opportunities to participate in opportunities that challenge them, develop and enhance their skills, and be recognised for the valuable contribution that they make to our community.

If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

What is involved

As a Trustee, you are expected to prepare for and attend up to six Board meetings a year, including our AGM. You are also expected to be available to contribute advice and support on an ad hoc basis, as needed by the business, and participate in one of our two sub-committees – Property & Facilities; Audit, Finance and Risk.

There is no need to have previous experience as a Trustee to apply – your passion, enthusiasm and dedication is what we value most.

In return we will provide you with:

  • Induction, access to training, and the reimbursement of reasonable expenses
  • Opportunities to make strategic decisions and develop new skills
  • Opportunities to network with senior professionals
  • Influence to shape innovative projects
  • The chance to contribute to improving the lives and long-term outcomes for adults with learning disabilities

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Jane Smith, CEO, in the first instance on 07425 622665, or alternatively send your CV to:

Sue Perry (Chair of the Board of Trustees: sueperry@sfht.org.uk

Jane Smith: janesmith@sfht.org.uk

 

Maintenance Officer

Location: Ringwood, Southbourne, Christchurch (Required to support across all Trust Sites)

Part Time

(32 hours)

£21,665.00 per annum

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated Maintenance Officer to join our team.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities. Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.

We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:

You will be an experienced maintenance officer with a relevant qualification. You will have a practical approach and excellent problem-solving skills, along with the ability to prioritise your workload to ensure that our services continue to run safely and effectively. You will also be highly motivated and self-driven, and able to demonstrate a compassionate and kind approach to people who are disadvantaged by their disability.

Demonstrable experience in a maintenance role within a housing or residential care environment is essential, and an understanding of adults with a learning disability within a supported living environment is desirable.

If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

About the Role:

As Maintenance Officer you will be responsible for providing a professional and pro-active response to all housing maintenance and repair needs across the Trust’s property portfolio, undertaking general maintenance and repairs in line with your experience and qualifications, and will support the Housing Manager to manage approved contractors who are appointed to undertake any specialist work.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Undertake general maintenance and repair jobs as directed by the Housing Manager, including, but not limited to, redecoration of bedrooms and communal areas, carpentry work, minor electrical and plumbing repairs, and external works such as fence repairs and replacements.
  2. Carry out Legionella tests as frequently as required.
  3. Undertake general health and safety inspections in all properties and collaborate with the Housing Manager to ensure that any works identified are actioned.
  4. Work closely with the Housing Manager to source supplies and equipment from reputable, affordable suppliers.
  5. Provide an emergency response during your working hours to more serious maintenance issues, such as leaks, broken doors and windows, and other issues that could potentially cause harm to service users, staff team members or the public.
  6. Assist with fundraising events in relation to setting up marquees, gazebos, stalls and seating, and help manage safe access to and egress from the events for vehicles and pedestrians.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01425 485099 or email: recruitment@sfht.org.uk

Closing date for applications will be 27th June 2024.

Interviews to be held on 4th July 2024.