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Support Worker

  • Location:

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £16649 - £18860 per annum + overtime available

  • Contact:

    Faye Stovell

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Faye Stovell

We are currently seeking a full time support worker for a community assisted / domiciliary care based role based in Southampton. The job involves working one to one with an individual with additional needs. You will need to be a car driver for this role and be comfortable working with an individual with autism and learning difficulties.This position is working 9am til 5pm Mondays to Friday with the occasional weekend required. This job pays £8.21 - £8.60 / hour and is a permanent full time role.


45p per mile - you will be paid mileage whilst out with the individual you are supporting.

Car drivers are essential for this role- business insurance is required - the cost for this will be covered if you do not already hold this.

-Are you an independent, caring individual?

-Would you like to support adults with additional needs?

Are you tired of having to work to stressful and pressurised time limits and not having enough time to compassionately care for your clients? Vetro recruitment are seeking A Domiciliary Care Worker for an individual in the Southampton area.

Your role will be to support 1 individual with additional needs, with day to day activities. You will be assisting the client to thrive in their everyday life by supporting them with their daily tasks and activities. You will be prompting them with their medication and hygiene requirements, supporting them into the community for activities, assisting with general household tasks such as cooking, shopping and cleaning and being a welcoming emotional support where needed.

Your approach will be person-centred with the ability to calmly manage challenging situations, demonstrate empathy with others and adapt easily to change. This post works to a shift rota pattern loosely based on 10-5pm 5 days per week, however this is subject to change depending on activities booked/ client need.(Potential of 9.30am -5.30pm for example) Shifts include the occasional weekend. Over time is also available.

Due to the physical and vulnerable nature of the people you will be assisting and the need to support individuals safely, this role can be both physically and emotionally demanding. However, our client feels that the enormous rewards and satisfaction of supporting people to achieve their goals outweigh such demands.

Experience of autism, learning disabilities, non-verbal communication and working with challenging behaviours is desirable; however, you will be provided with a superb comprehensive mandatory training programme which supports your knowledge and development of essential skills for the role.

You will also be supported in achieving the Care Certificate and Health and Social Care qualifications via apprenticeships at no cost to you. If you are looking for the chance to progress this could be the opportunity you have been looking for!

A Driving License is Essential for this role due to assisting client into the community.

Benefits provided to successful applicants:

Alongside working in a rewarding and progressive culture you will be offered:

  • Holiday up to 33 days
  • Your birthday off work
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Variety of Learning and Development activities
  • Family Friendly and Leave initiatives
  • Reward / recognition schemes
  • Death in Service 1 X salary
  • Access to free confidential Employee Assistance Programme (Financial, legal and counselling services)
  • Work related travel expenses expenses
  • Outstanding progression and training opportunities.

If you would like more information about this role please feel free to call faye for an informal chat - 07469854010 or apply with your cv below.

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.

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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.