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Support Worker - Adults

  • Location:

    Taunton, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £16984 - £19584 per annum + £50 sleep in shift allowance

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams

Are you looking for a new role during these difficult times? We can help you!


We are recruiting for Support Workers to join an Adults Supported Living Service for Adults with Autism and high complex needs such as Epilepsy, Learning Disabilities, Dementia and challenging behaviour in Taunton, Somerset.

Salary: £16,984 - £19,584 (£8.72 p/h + £50 per sleep in shift).

Hours: Full-Time/Permanent - 37.5 hours a week.

Staff are required to work 1-2 sleep in shifts per week.

The service supports individuals who have complex needs and staff would, therefore, be required to support both physically and verbally challenging behaviours. Training will be received in order to support and manage behaviours effectively.

Examples of behaviours could include:

  • Hitting
  • Grabbing
  • Punching
  • Head-butting
  • Pinching
  • Hair being pulled
  • Shouting/screaming/swearing

About the Organisation:

The service supports adults between the ages of 18 and 45 years old. The houses are split into a mix of independent flats, en-suite bedrooms and communal spaces, with large garden space.


  • Encouraging independence and supporting individuals to make their own choices.
  • Ensuring the safety of the service users.
  • Following care plans for each individual.
  • Taking service users out into the community.
  • Participating in activities such as arts, crafts, gardening and day trips.
  • Varying levels of personal care.


  • No experience required.
  • Must be resilient, passionate and empathetic.
  • Drivers preferred but not essential.
  • Some personal care involved.

The service operates 24/7, so you will be required to work shifts on a rota basis, hours vary varied from service to service but are typically between 07:00 - 22:00 and you will be notified a minimum of two weeks in advance.

You will be required to work a proportion of weekends and cover sleeping in and on calls.

Due to operational requirements, we are unable to provide school hour shift patterns.

The service may also be unable to accommodate non-drivers and/or non-swimmers. However, this is dependent on operational requirements at the time of application and is reviewed on a regular basis.


  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays).
  • Free Training.

Due to the current situation, telephone interviews are being held as opposed to meeting face-to-face, so we do require that you have a smartphone or computer - or access to one.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, click apply! Or refer a friend for up to £250!!