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support worker

  • Location:

    Southsea, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £8.21 - £9.15 per hour + bank holiday enhancements,

  • Contact:

    Faye Stovell

  • Contact email:


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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Faye Stovell

A number of exciting opportunities have become available for support workers and care assistants working across Portsmouth. The jobs are based within supported living units working with adults with learning difficulties and complex needs. These jobs are paying between £8.21 and £10.15 per hour.

We are currently seeking support workers and care assistants who are looking for work within Portsmouth Central, Southsea, Gosport, Fareham, Havant and Hayling Island, working with adults with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and complex needs.

You may be a support worker looking for a new full or part time role; be a student with previous care experience looking for extra hours around your studies or have another job and would like to pick up additional hours when it suits you - whatever your situation we would love to speak to you if you have an interest in coming to work in the care sector for us!

Main duties within our Support Worker vacancies:

  • Supporting service users with complex needs within supported living units
  • Assisting with meal preparation
  • Supporting clients within day groups and social activities
  • Assisting with personal hygiene care
  • Encouraging client's independence
  • Helping with general housekeeping
  • Manual Handling and hoisting may be required.
  • Medication prompting/ administering if required (training can be provided)
  • Supporting with complex needs and challenging behaviours.

The Benefits

  • Weekly payroll
  • Up to £250 Refer a friend scheme
  • Dedicated consultant
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Employer Contribution Pension scheme
  • 24-hour access to FREE online training
  • Flexible shifts - weekdays, evenings and weekends

Our clients in the social care sector call weekly with hours they need covering, these vary each week and range between early, late and nights shifts. Whichever unit you work within you will be supporting adults with a variety of complex needs and will need to hold strong communication skills, 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. You will have a willing attitude and be able to work as part of a team to encourage and support the service users in order for them to lead ordinary lives in their local communities.

The organisations we are recruiting for in Portsmouth pride themselves on helping those within their service to have a louder voice and control in their lives. We need staff who will share this vision!

The shifts that we invariably have are day shifts 7am til 2.30pm, 2.30pm til 10pm. We also have waking nights and sleep in work available on a very regular basis.

In addition to the hours outlined above we also have a number of additional roles we are seeking support workers and care assistance for - these range from full time and part time work; contracted; permanent as well as adhoc shifts. The roles are across Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham Hayling Island and Southampton. Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat if you feel any of the above is of interest to you.

If you feel you have the skills and experience suited to any of these role please apply directly to this advert, alternatively feel free to give Faye or Nikki a call directly for more information - 07469854010.

Please note: all jobs are subject to an enhanced dbs check at the cost of £51 along with a thorough vetting process.

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.

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