Would you like a job where you can make a real difference in someone’s life?
Then working for Minstead Trust could be a perfect match for you!

Support Workers

Support Worker (Full Time/Part Time) from a minimum of 16 – 37.5 hours per week

Based in Lyndhurst, New Forest (off of the M27!)

Flexible shifts over a 24/7 week, 365 days a year – Salary – £20,475 FTE (£10.50 per hour)

At the Minstead Trust, we celebrate people by working to provide excellent support to those with wide-ranging care needs. We are looking for individuals with passion, enthusiasm and dynamism who are keen on starting their career within social care.

What is a Support worker?

The day-to-day job of a support worker with Minstead Trust’s Residential Team differs depending on the needs of the people being supported.

This can include helping individuals carry out their daily tasks to take care of themselves, teaching new skills, providing emotional support, and ensuring they are living a fulfilled life.

Why become a Support Worker at Minstead Trust?

Being a support worker can be an incredibly rewarding job. Even though the role can be tough and often has its challenges; making a positive difference to someone’s life and helping them become more independent brings feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction. It’s a great career choice for those who enjoy a varied job role and lots of interaction with others.

Some of the best parts of the job are getting to share new experiences, creating new memories and celebrating successes. You’ll enable people to overcome their fears and challenges whilst helping them to build confidence and self-esteem.

What skills are needed to become a support worker with Minstead Trust?

  • An interest in helping other people
  • The ability to communicate clearly and sensitively when talking and listening to people and their families
  • Great problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt and act accordingly to situations
  • Good time management skills to be able to support the needs of multiple people
  • The ability to work both alone and as part of a team
  • Empathy, patience and emotional resilience
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • A non-judgmental attitude regardless of a person’s needs
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and when dealing with challenging situations
  • A full UK driving licence is ideally required.

What Benefits can Minstead Trust offer you?

  • Full support and training to help you start your career within Social Care!
  • 33 Days’ Holiday (Pro Rata)
  • Refer-a-Friend scheme worth £750!
  • A Celebration Day’s Leave for Your Birthday
  • Death in Service Insurance
  • Company Pension
  • An easy-access health and wellbeing Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Blue Light Card Eligibility

If you are keen to apply and take steps into a new career, please download the application form and return the completed form to careers@minsteadtrust.org.uk or fill out the online application form

Please note – all candidates who wish to apply for this role will be required to complete an application.

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

Our Vision at Minstead Trust is to live in a society where people with learning disabilities enjoy fulfilling lives of their own choosing.

As a trust, our mission is to support people with learning disabilities to fully develop their individual potential by providing opportunities, enhancing life skills, ensuring informed choices, and influencing society.

  • We appreciate each person. Everyone is different – we respect and celebrate this
  • We’re always learning. We all have something to offer and more to learn
  • We’re always improving. Striving to give our best and to have more impact
  • We push for change. We will challenge society to be fully inclusive
  • We find joy in everyday life. We have the freedom to be ourselves and enjoy what we do.

To find out more about the Trust, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcslp66ohEM

Due to the location of the role, your own transportation is required

This role is working in a regulated activity and will be subject to a DBS disclosure.

No terminology in the advert you have seen is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we will gladly accept applications from all sections of the community.

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