Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a support worker and discover a genuinely rewarding role with plenty of training, support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career.
You’ll support people with a learning disability, autism or both at home and in the community to live life in the way they choose.
You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training.
About the role
You'll support three people with a learning disability, epilepsy and dementia to increase their independence; there’s lots of variety.
You'll work in an amazing house with a fantastic, person-centred team who work in a friendly and professional manner. The team provide support to develop independence and overcome everyday challenges each person may face.
Supporting people with their personal care and medication needs is also key. The most rewarding part of the role are the smiles and laughter knowing you have supported each person to live their life in the way they choose.
You will be trained in all aspects of support.
Find out more about these aspects of the role through videos on our
If you’re new to social care, we will support you gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate. If you have experience as a care assistant or care worker in a care home, you’ll discover we provide plenty of on-going training, support to achieve relevant qualifications and career progression.
View our 'day in the life of a support worker' video :
You’ll need good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. Respectful of people’s differences, you can build professional relationships and have a flexible approach.
You can work 24 / 7 shifts including weekends and evenings / nights. A full, manual driving licence is essential for this role.
We provide a range of benefits.
All support workers work flexible shifts to provide a 24 / 7 service to the people we support. You have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services - paid at£50-£70extra per sleep-in.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update :
As a key worker, you’ll need to be available and able to carry out your role during the coronavirus pandemic. In-line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.
When you join Brandon, you will need to be vaccinated against COVID to help protect the people we support, your colleagues and yourself.
If you have not already had your vaccination, we can arrange this for you when you start working for us. If you do not wish to be vaccinated, we will explore the reasons with you, and this may impact on whether we can offer you employment.
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.
Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.