Senior Support Worker

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£12 an hour, flexible shifts, training and development programme,
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We are a family business working in partnership with our team to deliver quality care and support to adults with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs.


Our philosophy of care is "Our Family, Caring For Your Family...". We expect our team to take a positive approach to support for individuals and their families professionally and in a way that you would care for your own family.


We are looking for talented and experienced Senior Support Workers/Team Leads to support individuals in times of crisis and challenge.


This position has arisen out of the development of new services and pathways for individuals with complex learning disabilities, mental health needs and acquired neurological damage. So if you want the opportunity to join us at this exciting time, we’d love to hear from you.


If you are someone who has the ability to take pride in supporting individuals to live happy and fulfilling lives then this position could be for you!


As a Senior Support Worker, you will be involved in shaping and supporting the individuals to build self esteem and achieve their long and short term personal goals, whilst managing the staff team and providing knowledge and insights to new staff members. 


We are looking for an experienced, confident, passionate individuals who want to make a difference to the lives of the individuals we support.


This is not your normal 9-5 role, it is varied and very rewarding.


Key Responsibilities


In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the support for individuals in all areas of their lives. These will cover the following main areas:

Physical and psychological support
To facilitate increased independence. 
Contribute to the smooth running of the service. 
Support for individuals with behaviours described as challenging
Support for individuals with communication difficulties and sensory impairments
Develop the staff  team
Report accidents/incidents accordingly.
To work in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team
To identify risk and ensure appropriate action is taken to mitigate risk.

What you will need to do the role successfully

A positive, can-do attitude.
Person centred approach.
Commitment to lifestyle and activities promotion (football, swimming, cooking, travelling etc)
Line manage a team of direct support staff through supervision, appraisal, coaching and advice, ensuring training needs of the team are met.
Be proactive, professional and able to deal with people at all levels.
Great support planning skills (desirable).
Exceptional communications skills.
Prior experience working with individuals with learning disabilities and intensive behavioural support needs (desirable).
Ideally you will hold a Level 2 Diploma in health and social care or equivalent. (not essential)


Career Development Opportunities - We are looking for our future care managers! Fast track manager opportunities available.
Ongoing Training and Development - We will support you to grow and develop no matter your background or experience!
Flexible working opportunities - If you have your own commitments, let us help you to work flexibly!
Refer a Friend Scheme – up to £250
Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
Employee recognition schemes
Key words:
Support worker, mental health, rehabilitation, secure, complex, behaviours, team leader


Safe And Fair Recruitment Commitment

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults atrisk and/or children and expects all our staff and volunteers to share these values. Weare also committed to treating all applicants equally and fairly based on their skills,experience, and ability to fulfil the duties required of the role applied for. This isregardless of any protected characteristics (ethnicity, gender or gender re-assignment, religion or belief, sexual orientation, physical/mental disability, age,pregnancy or maternity, marriage, or civil partnership).Applicants must share with us all the relevant information that we have requested inthis application process, but we would like to reassure applicants that any informationprovided will be treated in the strictest confidence in a fair and open manner. Suitableapplicants will not be refused employment because of offences or conduct which areno longer relevant, and do not place them at, or make them a risk in–the role forwhich they are applying. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practicesreflectthis commitment.Our client is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity andinclusionduring this application process andin the workplace. Their Equality andRecruitment Policy is available on request from

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