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Residential Support Worker

  • Location:

    Alton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £15000 - £18000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Nikki Hunt

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Nikki Hunt

Vetro Recruitment are seeking committed support workers to assist within a residential unit for young people with learning and physical disabilities. This is a permanent full time vacancy.

The Organisation.

The organisation provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Their aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.

  • Earning potential would be up to and around £15,659- £18,269 depending on qualifications.
  • Shifts include alternate weekends (can sometimes be flexible).


  • Pension from start of employment up to a max of 7.5%
  • Life Insurance
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Health Cash plan
  • Competitive Sick pay
  • Generous Holiday leave.
  • Training and Development
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Perk Box
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Access to on-site swimming pool

Special responsibility

  • To encourage tenants to do as much as possible for themselves by guiding and assisting them. Help tenants to identify the assistance they require to enable them to live as independently as possible. Help tenants to assume responsibility for their own development. This will encompass all aspects of everyday living.
  • Support tenants to work on independent living goals, in line with their identified outcomes.
  • Provide personal care to a high standard.
  • Assisting with prescribed medication, in line with company procedures and Guidelines.
  • Encourage tenants to organise their care routines and/or independence training and seek to develop relationships which will aid tenants towards greater maturity and independence.
  • Support tenants with budgeting and managing their Direct Payments effectively.
  • Support tenants in maintaining relationships with families, carers and friends.
  • Develop skills in basic counselling, behaviour management and dealing with social and emotional problems. Any major difficulties in these areas must be undertaken in close consultation with the PA Co Coordinator or Deputy Head of Residential Services.
  • Support tenants to communicate with all other agencies. Working with other care professionals such as District Nurses, GPs, etc.
  • Encourage tenants to make and attend medical, dental and specialist appointments and ensure the results are recorded.
  • Ensure a consistent approach from all staff working within the team by following agreed care plans.
  • Keep up-to date records for each tenant using a standard pro-forma (using the Caresys IT system) in partnership with tenants.
  • To support tenants to care for and maintain their personal equipment and belongings.
  • To support tenants to access the community
  • To support tenants seek meaningful occupation and voluntary opportunities if appropriate

Contact with parents/external agencies:

The Support team will provide information to the PA Co-ordinator or Deputy Head of Residential Services

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend staff meetings as required
  • Identify and refer faults/work to the facilities department.

Supervisory responsibilities

  • Carry out routine administration tasks.
  • Attend meetings and share in discussions and decisions

Equality and Diversity :

  • To promote good practice in relation to equality and diversity, with both staff and tenants.

Other duties

  • To support the company in safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all tenants.
  • To comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health and safety, equality and diversity, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person.
  • To maintain and develop own professional knowledge and awareness.
  • To undertake any other such duties or general tasks and hours of work as may reasonably be required and any other responsibilities, which may from time to time, be delegated by your manager.

A job description is not a rigid or inflexible document but acts to provide guidelines to the duties expected while in the post.

This job description will be reviewed and amended in the light of changing professional demands.