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.
We are able to offer full-time and part-time hours, which will require you to work on a shift rota basis. Night and weekend only contracts will also be considered.
About the role
We are looking to build a new team to support a young woman with autism and a learning disability to move into her own home.
She is a people person, with a great sense of humour, is great fun, with a mischievous grin. Enjoys music, concerts, and has a fantastic knowledge of pop.
Crafts, cooking, swimming, sunny days, walking, and generally getting out in her car, are just some of the things she enjoys.
You will need to be person-centred, having confidence in your support of people with autism and who at times may communicate through their behaviour.
You will need to be resilient, with a calm, proactive approach to build a positive relationship. Maintaining her family relationships is very important too.
You will support in all aspects of daily living; personal care and medication needs are also key. 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 / waking nights.
A full, manual driving licence is essential for this role.
Salary for this role is £9.50 - £9.80 per hour, dependent on qualifications and experience. We provide a range of benefits including on-going development opportunities, shopping discounts, GP helplines and a pension.
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
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
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.
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.