Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

Posted 19 February by Oakley Professional Recruitment

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Worker to work in a small residential home for adults who have a learning disability and are autistic. The charity is looking for people to work as part of a team that supports their clients in reaching their full potential in the supported living environment and in the community.

If you are looking for a career change and would like to take this role as new career, full training will be given or if you are experienced with working with adults or children who have a learning disability or mental health issue, you will be developed further and supported to enhance your career.

The role as a Support Worker includes:-

  • Supporting the clients with their personal care
  • Helping the clients in making their daily meals
  • Accompanying the clients to their medical appointments
  • Accompanying the clients on social visits, such as, swimming, the gym, shopping, horse riding, cinemas trips and general activities
  • General Housekeeping
  • Provide medication
  • Participating in the planning and implementation of personal development plans and person centred plans
  • Updating care plans

As well as having experience of the above, as a Support Worker you will also need to be up to date with your full mandatory training. If you have worked with service users who have epilepsy, this would be an advantage.

Support Worker applicant must have the following requirements:-

  • NVQ2 in Health and Social Care
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Enjoy being active and supporting clients when they go out into the community
  • Enjoy working creatively with clients
  • Be able to work flexible hours including weekends and sleep ins
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team

If you feel this is the role for you, please apply as soon as possible, or call us on for further information.

The successful candidate will be expected to have an enhanced DBS.

Oakley Professional Recruitment is an Independent Recruitment Consultancy

Required skills

  • residential care
  • learning disabilities
  • autism
  • Supported living

Application question

Are you currently a support worker?

Reference: 34200038

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