Being a support worker with learning disability charity Brandon Trust is a genuinely rewarding role. We offer plenty of training, ongoing support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career.
You’ll support people with a learning disability, autism or both, at home and in the community to live life to the full. Care and support experience is not essential, we value the personal skills and interests you can bring to the role and lives of people we support.
We have full-time, part-time and waking night contracts available.
Working in our friendly teams, you’ll enable the people you support to increase their independence and live life in the way they choose. You’ll provide person-centred support in all aspects of everyday life, including supporting with personal care and medication needs.
Building professional relationships with the people we support, you’ll enable them to enjoy a wide range of activities at home and in the community. There’s lots of variety, to find out more about the role visit our main website.
If you’re new to social care, we’ll support you to gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate. Watch our video for an insight into a day in the life of a support worker:
You’re considerate, committed, resilient and respect people’s differences. Empathetic, you adapt your approach to individuals’ needs, have good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. You can build professional relationships and have a ‘can-do’ attitude. All support workers work flexible shifts to provide a 24/7 service to the people we support including evenings and weekends.
We provide a range of benefits, including a pension and shopping discounts.
Full-time support workers work 37.5 hours plus one sleep-in a week (pay for sleep-ins included in annual salary above). Some services do not require sleep-ins, and salary for these roles is £17,794 - £18,492 pa.
You have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services - paid at £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.
Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
In-line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.
This role requires the post holder to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless they are exempt.