Brandon Trust is a charity supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to live more freely with fewer limitations.
Being a support worker here is rewarding, as enabling individuals to achieve their goals brings a sense of fulfilment, and is also an opportunity to develop your career.
It’s an inspiring role and a chance to make a positive impact on people’s lives. And not only that we provide a range of flexible benefits as well as full training (including the nationally recognised Care Certificate) and support to help you develop your career.
About the role
Learning disabilities and autism affect people in different ways so the role is very varied. Your day will involve supporting people with everyday tasks, for example cooking, cleaning their homes and managing finances.
Many roles include supporting people with their personal care and medication needs. Find out more about these aspects of the role through videos on our main website.
You’ll also support individuals to access their community to do the things they enjoy, for example shopping, socialising, days out, visiting Day Centres, or accessing education, sporting and job opportunities.
You’ll build professional relationships based on trust, respect and understanding. It can at times be a challenging role, but knowing you’ve helped someone achieve their goals is inspiring and rewarding.
View our video for an insight into a day in the life of a Support Worker at Brandon :
You’re considerate, committed and respect people’s differences. Empathetic, you adapt your approach to individuals’ needs, have good communication skills and a positive, patient approach.
You come up with creative solutions to overcome challenges and have a can-do’ attitude. You’ll need to be flexible and able to work shifts including weekends and evenings / nights, as many roles include a 24 / 7 rota.
It’s also highly essential that you have a full driving licence. For some roles it would be great if you are willing to use your own vehicle on business we’ll pay mileage expenses for this.
Training and benefits
we will also support you to gain your Health and Social Care Diploma. And with mentors to support you, you’ll have everything you need to feel confident in your role and to develop a career to be proud of.
Find out more about our career pathways on our main website.
Our Choices’ employment contract means you can personalise your holiday allowance and pension each year. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as childcare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and study bursaries.
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
View the detailed Job Profile.
We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days. If successful, you’ll be contacted to set up a time for a short telephone interview.
If successful, this is followed by a face-to-face interview.
Brandon reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.