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support worker

  • Location:

    Southsea, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £8.21 - £9.15 per hour + overtime available

  • Contact:

    Faye Stovell

  • Contact email:


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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:


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  • Consultant:

    Faye Stovell

We are currently seeking 3 waking night support workers to work across 2 of our supported living homes close to Southsea. The jobs are based within small 4 bedded supported living units working with adults with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and complex needs. These jobs are paying between £8.21 and £10.50 per hour. This is a bank support worker job which means you will be offered work on a week by week basis and can therefore work as many or as few shifts as you require.

This job would suit someone looking for additional hours along side a second job, a student or someone looking to gain more experience within this field before starting a more full time job.

Many of our units require full time staff so this is a great way of gaining experience within a potentially new permanent place of work.

We also have day support hours available in the same locations should you prefer to work day shifts.

The shifts that we invariably have are waking night shifts starting at 10pm til 7am, and day shifts 7am til 2.30pm, 2.30pm til 10pm. We do on occasions require sleep in staff also.

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 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.

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!

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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