Senior Support Worker – Portsmouth

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: 37.5 hours per week including weekdays, evenings and weekends (Permanent).
Based within Portsmouth and the surrounding areas for visits (in-work travel paid).

Salary: £19,402.50 – £20,085.00 equal to £9.95- £10.30 per hour

Closing date: 24 June 2021

Minstead Trust, a leading learning disabilities charity based in the heart of the beautiful New Forest, is offering the opportunity for a support worker to join its team in Portsmouth.

The Trust is over 30 years old and has grown from humble beginnings to become an organisation of over 100 people delivering care to adults with wide-ranging care needs across three counties.

Great employee benefits:

  • 25 days holiday (Pro Rata)
  • A celebration day’s leave for your birthday
  • Death in service insurance
  • Company pension
  • Sodexo staff discounted benefit scheme
  • Health care scheme
  • Cycle to work
  • Free parking

About the role: 

The primary role is to support adults with learning disabilities in their day to day lives, whilst assisting them develop greater independence. Support is dependent on individual abilities and requirements, and ranges from 24/7 support in shared homes with 3 – 5 tenants to individuals living by themselves requiring minimum support that may be just a few hours per week.

The Senior Support Worker deputises for the Supervisor in their absence. This role also undertakes support work duties on a rota as required and is expected to promote and maintain good channels of communication amongst the team and the people we support. Duties also include supporting individuals with personal, social and health care needs as well as encouraging and enabling individuals to access and engage in day opportunity services, work experience, employment, education and community opportunities.

Job Description:

· Interacting and communicating with the people you support in a way that promotes dignity & respect.
· Supporting individuals with everyday tasks as required.
· Working both as part of a team and also lone working with individuals with learning disabilities.
· Working flexible shifts*
*Our services provide 24/7 support 365 days a year. The role includes working evenings, weekends and bank holidays. You may also be required for on-call support.

We can only consider people who will commit to working these types of shifts.

About you:

We are seeking people who are: responsible, motivated, honest, approachable, good communicators, committed to providing equal opportunities and quality support. A Level 2 NVQ in Health & Social care is also desirable but not essential.

All staff working for, or on behalf of Minstead Trust, understand their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding adults at risk and know who to escalate concerns to within Minstead Trust.

To apply download the application form and return completed form to

(Note: We only shortlist from Application Forms in accordance with Safer Recruitment Guidelines). 

Due to the nature of this employment sector, your application is subject to a successful Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS, formerly CRB). 

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