Support Worker – An inspirational role working with inspirational people

Hours: Full-Time, Monday to Friday (37.5hrs per week)

Location: Based within Portsmouth and 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)
  • A Celebration Day’s Leave for Your Birthday
  • Death in Service Insurance
  • Company Pension
  • Sodexo Staff Discounted Benefit Platform
  • Health Care Scheme
  • Cycle to Work
  • Free Parking

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 thirty 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.

About the job:

Your primary role will be to assist the people we support with their personal, social and health care needs as required. Our support workers make a real difference to individual lives.

We support individuals to enable them to engage in sessions, discover and develop skills, abilities and interests, make local community connections and achieve greater independence and fulfilment.

Duties include:

  • To support individuals in a range of timetabled sessions
  • To liaise with session leaders to plan and organise sessions, resources and transport as required
  • To support individuals to meet their goals and outcomes in health, well-being and independence
  • To support service users with their individual personal, social and healthcare needs as required
  • To work as part of a team but also to lone work in the community as needed
  • To keep and maintain records for individuals daily on the Nourish care system.

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.

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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