Section:                    Supported Living & Domiciliary Care

Role Title:                 Support Worker – Full & Part Time

Responsible to:      Head of Service


About the Service 

Minstead Trust offers a range of Supported Living, Community Supported Living and Domiciliary Care Services to adults with learning disabilities with the aim to assist individuals in achieving greater independence, confidence and well-being.   

All staff are expected to share and demonstrate our values:

Putting service users first

  • Being inspirational
  • Achieving excellence
  • Behaving with integrity
  • Valuing difference
  • Working together

Role Purpose

The primary role is to support adults with learning disabilities to live 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 support worker role assists individuals with personal, social and health care needs as required as well as encouraging and enabling individuals to access and engage in day opportunities services, work experience, employment, education and community opportunities.


The Trust deliver Supported Living Services in Totton and the New Forest, Salisbury, Winchester and the surrounding areas.  Whilst supported workers are typically based in one area (e.g. Totton) or allocated to one set of clients in a shared house, due to the nature of the service from time to time you may be asked to support in other areas for reasons such as  covering annual leave etc.   

For specific duties and the person specification you can view the full job description. 

Download application form here

(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)