Support Worker

EasyWeb NFP
£7.03 to £7.50 dependent on age
07 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Candidate Services
Full Time
Contract Type
Support Worker 

Our client is a national charity that’s been supporting people with learning disabilities since 1962. They put the people they support at the centre of everything they do and use their experience to work in partnership with them to provide personalised services to more than 2500 people. 

Position: Support Worker 
Location: Padiham, Burnley 
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 per week 
Salary: £7.50 per hour aged 21 and over or £7.03 per hour between the ages of 18-20 
Benefits: 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays), a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, staff rewards, family-friendly policies, mobile phone and car schemes and a confidential Employee Helpline 

Closing Date: 23 March 2018 

Join them as a Support Worker for a young man with Autism and help them change lives. 

"I am a very active young man in my 20’s, with autism living in the community with my own support team; I have 2 support staff due to my epilepsy and impulsivity. I am looking for a support worker who can keep up with me when I go for my 5 mile walks, which are an essential part of my routine. Without routine, I become anxious. 

I do not speak but I know my own mind and I need someone who is keen to get to know me and assist me with my activities in the community. I love music and you will need to be willing to dance when I go to the disco and be prepared to trampoline with me too. I have a “cheeky” sense of humour and can appear “mischievous” at times. 

I have my own car so you will preferably be a driver, with a clean licence and a love of outdoors, you will need to have a good sense of humour and be prepared for some mundane activities too, such as helping me clean my house and choose the correct clothing. I need someone who is a good team player with the ability to think outside the box and be person-centred towards me. I also love balloons – so you will need to be great at blowing balloons up! I get along with men and women – so welcome applications for anyone who feels they can support me to achieve my goals and aspirations." 

About the role: 

As a Support Worker at you'll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to lead fulfilling lives based upon their personal support needs. Their vision is to ensure that the people they support are given the same opportunities as everyone else. 

To be a successful Supported Living Worker having the right values, confidence and attitudes is more important than experience. Key qualities will be a natural resilience to challenges, the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other agencies, self-motivation and most importantly the ability to be passionate about promoting independence and active lifestyles. 

No specific experience or qualifications are required as they provide full training and they also support and encourage their employees to develop their careers through NVQ courses. 

They provide 24/7 support to some people, so flexibility to work shifts, weekends and sleep-in duties is essential. 

Join them and help them change lives. 


You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Care Staff, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not for Profit, NFP, etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

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