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Senior Support Worker

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Vetro Care, Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £18926 - £20002 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    02921 660 880

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Support Worker to join one of the largest Learning Disabilities charities in the UK.

You would be supporting and working alongside four active males, aged 22-25 with Learning Disabilities, complex needs and challenging behaviours within a Supported Living service based in Coleford.

Location: Coleford, Gloucestershire.

Salary: £18,926 - £20,002 - depending on experience and qualifications. Potential to earn an extra £3,160 per year, based on one sleep in shift per week.

Hours: 37.5 hours a week (at least 1-2 weekends off per month). You must be willing to work one sleep in shift per week.

The service provides 24/7 support to some people, so you will need to have flexibility to work shifts on a rota basis, including nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.

  • To work closely with the Cluster Manager.
  • To liaise with external families and professionals.
  • To create a safe and homely environment at all times.
  • Comply with confidentiality and safeguarding policies and regulations at all times.
  • Plan rotas.
  • Support a team and work as part of a team.
  • Help with supervisions and be involved in the recruitment process.

  • Must have at least 2+ years of experience as a Senior Support Worker, working with LD and challenging behaviours.
  • Must hold the QCF Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification and must either already be working towards, or willing to work towards the Level 3.
  • Must hold a clean, Full UK Manual Driving Licence.
  • Experience of supervising other staff.
  • Strong leadership and IT skills.
  • Confident personality combined with a diplomatic approach. 

  • Apprenticeships - gain a fully funded Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning.
  • Access to the benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options.
  • Access to award winning training and development – this organisation is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status.
  • 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment (pro rata for part time staff).
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance.
  • Free DBS Check.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, click apply! Or refer a friend for up to £250!!