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support worker

  • Location:

    Fareham, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £8.25 - £9.60 per hour + overtime available

  • Contact:

    Faye Stovell

  • Contact email:


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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:


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  • Consultant:

    Faye Stovell

We are currently seeking 3 waking night Support Workers for various supported living homes based within Fareham. The job is a bank support worker job, meaning you can pick and choose the nights you are available to work on a week by week basis. All nights are based within a supported living home, supporting adults with learning difficulties and challenging behaviours. This job is paying between £8.21 and £9.60 per hour.

This job requires support workers who are happy committing to waking night shift; comfortable with some homes requiring lone working and happy dealing with challenging behaviours, learning difficulties and some personal care needs on occasions. You must be resilient and able to deal with challenging and unpredictable situations.

Full training will be given however you will be to be confident in defusing challenging situations.

The hours are flexible and given out week by week. However waking nights always start between 9pm and 10pm and finish approx 7am so you will need to be committed to these times.

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

Please note: all jobs are subject to an enhanced dbs check at the cost of £47.50 along with a thorough vetting process.

Main duties within our Support Worker vacancies:

  • Supporting a male service users with complex needs, extreme challenging behaviours, learning difficulties with all aspects of support
  • Supporting client with all aspects of care including personal care duties.
  • Being able to manage challenging behaviours and use the training given to keep yourself and the client safe.
  • Helping with general housekeeping
  • Medication prompting
  • Strong communication skills

The Benefits

  • Weekly payroll
  • Flexible hours you can work around other commitments.
  • 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!

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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