Senior Support Worker

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Would you like a job where you can make a real difference to someone’s life?

Then working for Minstead Trust could be a perfect match for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join us with working within our friendly and dedicated Supported Living Service located in Portsmouth.

Senior Support Worker 37.5 hours per week (Full Time) – Portsmouth (and the surrounding areas)

Flexible shifts over a 24/7 week, 365 days a year (Incl. weekends, bank holiday’s and sleep in shifts on a rota basis)

Salary: £25,837 per annum

At Minstead Trust, we celebrate people by working to provide excellent support to those with wide-ranging care needs. Without our incredible team of staff and volunteers, we simply wouldn’t be where we are today! We are always looking to welcome people who are passionate, dynamic and able to celebrate difference.

The primary role is to support adults with learning disabilities to live whilst assisting them develop greater independence. Support is dependent on individual abilities and requirements, and ranges from 24/7 support in shared homes with 3 – 5 tenants to individuals living by themselves requiring minimum support that may be just a few hours per week. Within this role you will be required to work as part of the wider team within Portsmouth. You will be responsible for managing a single service and will take the lead on supporting individuals in the property to lead independent lives. Alongside this you will also lead your team through providing guidance, support, and training to further develop their skills.

The role:

  • To support individuals to meet their goals and outcomes in health, wellbeing, and independence
  • To support people with their individual personal, social, and healthcare needs as required
  • To contribute to the operational running, quality assurance and leadership of the designated team
  • To contribute to the management and leadership of Minstead Trust including undertaking on-call duties as required in order to ensure an effective 24-hour management team cover of the establishment
  • To provide guidance and support to the learning and development of the staff team to ensure they are prepared to deliver high quality care
  • To monitor home life, care materials and equipment is in correct working order and reporting any faults
  • To build positive working relationships with family members, carers and other professionals as required

What are we looking for?

  • We are seeking individuals who are brilliant with people, motivated, honest, approachable, excellent communicators, responsible and committed to providing equal opportunities and quality support. A Level 3 NVQ in Health & Social care is desirable.
  • Experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, and behaviours that challenge is essential.

What benefits can we offer you?

  • 33 Days Holiday (pro rata) including Bank Holidays
  • A Celebration Day’s Leave for Your Birthday
  • Death in Service Insurance
  • Company Pension
  • Health Care Scheme
  • Cycle to Work
  • Free Blue Light Card eligibility
  • Hanger Farm Membership 
  • Furzey Gardens Membership

If you would like to apply for this role, please visit to complete our application form or to view other available opportunities.

Our Vision at Minstead Trust is to live in a society where people with learning disabilities enjoy fulfilling lives of their own choosing.

As a trust, our mission is to support people with learning disabilities to fully develop their individual potential by providing opportunities, enhancing life skills, ensuring informed choice, and influencing society.

  • We appreciate each person. Everyone is different – we respect and celebrate this.
  • We’re always learning. We all have something to offer and more to learn.
  • We’re always improving. Striving to give our best and to have more impact.
  • We push for change. We will challenge society to be fully inclusive.
  • We find the joy in everyday life. We have the freedom to be ourselves and enjoy what we do.

To find out more about the Trust, please visit:

This role is working in a regulated activity and will be subject to a DBS disclosure.

No terminology in the advert you have seen is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we will gladly accept applications from all sections of the community.

If you would like to apply for this role download the application form and return the completed form to or fill out the Online Application Form