We are looking for enthusiastic Support Workers in the Preston area of Lancashire. This job would be working in the Chorley area and is about a 20-minute commute. No experience is required as excellent training will be provided, this role is much more about your personality and life skills.
You could be joining an established provider of Supported Living services who support adults living with Learning/Physical Disabilities and Mental Health conditions to live independently in their own communities and lead fulfilled lives.
Is this the job for you?
“My name is Carol and I started working for this company just over a year ago, and it is the best thing I have ever done. When I started, I had no experience in the care sector, but I was unfulfilled from my 9-5 office job and I wanted to do something more rewarding. This Support Worker role was perfect for me. I got the best training, shadowed another member of staff and I always feel supported by Senior staff and the rest of the team.”
“I support a lady called Melanie who lives in her own flat and she has a wonderful personality. I will help her first thing in the morning with her routine, giving her the choices for breakfast, deciding what clothes she wants to wear that day and letting her decide what music we listen to whilst we tidy up and do household chores. This sounds simple to some of us, but these decisions are big for Melanie. She also loves a special trip out to theme parks, but crowds can scare her, and she gets anxious. I help Melanie get ready to go, decide what she needs to take with her, reassure her and explain things to her in a way she will understand. She has the best time and it makes my day seeing her smile and laugh and knowing I have played a big part in her daily life.”
Support Worker Pay rates, hours & benefits
- £8.46 - £9.00 per hour.
- Full-time, part-time and bank hours available.
- Flexible hours.
- Free DBS check.
- Lifeworks benefit platform & Westfield Health cashback scheme.
- Pension Scheme.
- Comprehensive paid training and induction.
- Development opportunities available.
This is a really exciting time to be joining this provider, with lots of plans for the future! They have excellent progression opportunities so this could just be the start of a truly, rewarding career.
How do I apply or ask a question?
If you have any questions about this Support Worker job or you wish to apply, then please click on the apply button. Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you.
*Carol and Melanie are examples, and names have been changed for privacy reasons