Support Worker – An inspirational role working with inspirational people

Hours: Full-Time (37.5hrs per week) and Part-time (16-20hrs per week) available

Location: Minstead plus travel to the surrounding areas for visits (in-work travel paid).

Salary: £19,890 equal to £10.20 per hour

Minstead Trust offers great employee benefits:

  • 25 Days Holiday (Pro Rata)
  • Excellent hourly rates
  • Plus A Great Sleep In Rate of £62.64 to £70.47 per night (based on 8 hours)
  • Refer-a-Friend scheme worth £750
  • A Celebration Day’s Leave for Your Birthday
  • Death in Service Insurance
  • Company Pension
  • Health Care Scheme
  • Cycle to Work
  • Free Parking

At the Minstead Trust, a leading learning disabilities charity based in the heart of the beautiful New Forest, we celebrate people by providing excellent support to people with wide-ranging care needs across three counties.

The Trust is over thirty years old and has grown from humble beginnings to become an organisation of over 200 dedicated people.

About the job:

Our Support Workers make a difference to individual lives and their well-being by delivering high standards of bespoke care and support including assisting individuals to access a variety of activities from going to the cinema, accessing education, engaging in day service opportunities or work based enterprises, or with their care, medication and personal needs.

Duties include:

  • To support individuals to meet their goals and outcomes in health, wellbeing and independence
  • To support people with their individual personal, social and healthcare needs as required maintaining accurate records
  • To work as part of a team but also to lone work in the community as needed
  • To be a keyworker to allocated individuals
  • Interacting and communicating with the people you support in a way that promotes dignity and respect
  • Supporting individuals with everyday tasks from cooking to personal care as required
  • Working flexible shifts over a 24/7 week, 365 days a year. The role includes working evenings, weekends, Bank Holidays and sleep in shifts on a rota pattern and allows some flexibility.

About you:

  • We are seeking individuals who are brilliant with people, motivated, honest, approachable, good communicators, responsible and committed to providing equal opportunities and quality support.
  • Due to our location, a driving licence is preferred but is not essential.
  • A Level 2 NVQ in Health & Social care or relevant experience is also desirable.

To apply download the application form and return the completed form to

Please contact the HR Department on 02380 812297 if you have any questions. 

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.

(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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