What do they do?
A support worker will play a key role in enabling the people we support to carry out all of the daily tasks involved in everyday life. That could be helping someone to live independently in their own home, to experience new places, attend college or possibly work towards gaining employment.
They may also get involved in supporting people to eat and drink, supporting people with their mobility, and supporting people who communicate such as behaviours that challenge. Whilst not all of the people we support need personal care, some will and at varying levels. This can range from offering encouragement and support to people to enable them to do it themselves, or physically supporting them directly.
A typical day
It’s true, no two days are ever the same and it’s that variety our teams love and motivates them to treat every day as a new opportunity. The level of support each person requires does vary as does their interest in different hobbies and pastimes. Wherever possible we try and match our staff with people they support who have similar interests and passions in life.
Above all else they will bring enthusiasm to their work and be happy to get involved in a range of activities whilst prioritising the health and wellbeing of those we support.
A role for you
We’re always looking for keen and enthusiastic people to join our teams as support workers.
Full time, part time, or bank (casual) roles are available to fit around you and your availability. That flexibility does go two ways, however, as our services operate over 24 hours a day, every day. Therefore, for some roles evening, weekend, and night working is required, depending on the people we are supporting and hours of support they need.
The role of a support worker can sometimes be demanding, but at the end of every day you will go home knowing that you have made a difference.
What experience do you need?
We genuinely believe that if you have a positive attitude and values that align with our own we can train you on the rest! We have a fantastic team of dedicated professionals to design and tailor training specific to your needs and those of the people supported. so long as you have a willingness to learn we will support you every step of the way.
You will receive a thorough induction programme to ensure you know everything about us and the high standards of work we deliver. You will also shadow more established team members so that you can get some hands-on experience and ask questions as you go.
If you like what you have read and want to be the difference and help change the lives of others we’d love to hear from you. You can give us a call on 01844 267800 or email us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can view and apply to our current available jobs on our vacancies page.