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Support Worker

Newmarket | £19k | Social Care,Full Time,Part Time

Recruiter: Not For Profit People

Support Worker

Have you ever thought about supporting people with a learning disability to be empowered and in control of their own lives?

Our client is a charity that supports people with a learning disability in the community. They want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society but they can’t do this without you! They need Support Workers in the Gazeley area to make their vision a reality.

Position: Support Worker
Location: Gazeley
Job type: Permanent (guaranteed hours)
Hours: Full time, Part Time and Relief hours available – up to 39 hours per week
Salary: £9.50 per hour, overtime and sleep-ins available

About the role:

The role of a Support Worker is to ensure the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives.

Supporting someone with a learning disability isn’t just personal care; it’s so much more. A Support Worker could be taking the people supported swimming, assisting with the weekly shop, or even helping to administer the right medication.

About You:

You don't need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker, simply the right attitude, a supportive nature, good communication skills and a great sense of humour is a must.

You'll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.

A full driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes are essential for this role.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be paid for.

In Return:

The organisation has recently achieved Skills for Care endorsement which is a mark of quality in recognition of the learning and development you will receive in this role. Their training provision makes a significant difference to the workforce and the people supported. There is a generous benefits package including:


  • 20 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday
  • Employee support line to support you and your family
  • Continuous on the job training is provided
  • Contributory Pension Plan
  • Occupational Maternity Pay
  • NVQ Funding
  • DBS paid for by Thera
  • Career progression


There is also an employee benefits scheme, which includes:


  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts


All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be paid for.

*We reserve the right to close this advert before the closing deadline if we interview and offer the right candidate. Apply now to avoid disappointment.*

Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided we very much welcome previous experience working as Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.


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