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support worker

  • Location:

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £8.21 - £9.15 per hour + enhancements for bank holidays,

  • Contact:

    Faye Stovell

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Faye Stovell

Our client based in Southampton is currently seeking a full time support worker to work within their supported living unit. This job is based within one place of work and requires someone who is happy to work within the unit and out in the community. Ideally you will have experience working with adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. This role is paying £8.25 / hour.

The supported living unit is in the SO15 area - close to Millbrook and is a 10 minute walk from Shirley, Southampton.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a care position, voluntary experience will also be considered. You ,must be happy undertaking personal care, medication prompting, dealing with all aspects of care and support and be happy to work as part of a small supportive team. If you have medication, first aid, manual handling training and experience using a hoist this would also be advantageous but not essential- as full training can be given.

This is a full time, permanent job. The shifts include a mixture of early and late shifts, (7am til 2pm, 2.30pm til 10pm) every other weekend work and one sleep in per week. This job is paying £8.25 - £9.15 hour and £30 per sleep in. The job is a guaranteed 37.5 hours per week.

If you feel you have the skills required please apply now or if you would like further information please call Faye on 07469854010 for an informal chat.

If you have a portable dbs on the update service please make this clear at the time of applying as this will speed up the process of a potential start date.

Job requirements:

- Being a car driver would be advantageous - the service has a pool car.
- An element of lone working required if out in the community with a service user aiding with their shopping
- Personal care, medication prompting, peg feeding, hoisting,
- Aiding in all elements of personal care and support within the supported living unit and within the community
- Experience advantageous but not essential.
- Working within a support assistance role based in Shirley

You must be flexible in your working approach to adapt to the needs of the individuals in your care; be able to assist with meal preparation, daily living tasks, medication assistance and all aspects of personal, social and emotional care. restraint training would be advantageous. You will have a willing attitude and be able to work as part of a team to encourage and support the service user in your care in order for him to lead an ordinary life in his local community.

The organisation:

The organisation believes in supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs to lead ordinary lives in their local communities. They pride themselves in helping people with learning disabilities and autism to have a louder voice and control in their lives.

Our clients work closely with the vulnerable adults, their parents, carers and professionals to complete and deliver tailored care plans to ensure each service user reaches their full potential. Our client believes in supporting their staff through training and clear career progression.

The successful candidates will be:

  • Patient, inspiring and caring
  • A strong team player, confident and motivated
  • Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
  • flexible
  • Problem solving and the ability to think creativity
  • Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals
  • Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices

We currently have a number of roles available additional to the vacancy also .. so if this role isn't quite what you are looking for please feel free to contact me to discuss our other support workers and care assistance jobs - these range from full and part time work; contracted; permanent as well as adhoc shifts. The roles are across Southampton, Portsmouth, Gosport and Fareham. Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat if you feel any of the above is of interest to you.

At Vetro Care, we have over 100 years' combined recruitment experience helping people plan their career path, navigate the job market and find their ideal role. We are REC and CIW registered and pride ourselves on the service we offer our clients and candidates. We will work alongside you at all stages of the job application process and help you identify, apply for and secure your ideal role.

Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary position we're here to help.


Vetro Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Vetro is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.