Support Worker - Andover

  • Salary

    £13 - £19.00 per hour

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Posted

    05 May 2022



Steps Ahead Care & Support are rated OUTSTANDING by CQC and are specialists in acquired brain injury, spinal injuries, learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

We are an established company since 2009, with a proven track record of offering excellent support to our clients.

We offer bespoke packages to clients in their own homes and our support team help build our ethos by promoting client’s independence and offering them community-based and or rehabilitation support.

We are looking to recruit passionate & enthusiastic support workers to join Team Steps and become part of what we believe to be, something incredibly rewarding and person centred.

This specific role is supporting a male with Cerebral Palsy, ADHD and Epilepsy in Monxton, Andover.

The client lives at home with his parents and attends Hydrotherapy once a week which they are hoping to increase over time.

He enjoys going to the pub to play darts and pool, watching Chelsea play football or heading out for the day on the train to explore his local area.

The client communicates using Makaton and can sometimes get frustrated when he is unable to communicate his needs to his team.

The current team would be able to support the learning of Makaton alongside the client.

What do we offer our team?

· Competitive rates of pay £13.00 - £19.00 ph

· A comprehensive training package, including provision of mandatory training, role specific training and inclusion on QCF level 2 (dependent on your current qualifications)

· £200 bonus through the refer a friend scheme

· Access to our 24-hour on call/debrief service

· Free bespoke classroom-based training

· Frequent supervisions and weekly visits with our field supervisors

· Access to a TRiM practitioner if required

· Designated Care Management team, ready to liaise with you in relation to your shifts, support and wellbeing

· FREE DBS check

· Rota's provided a month in advance

· No uniform, we believe each member of the team should be seen as an individual

· Chance to opt into our pension scheme

· Holiday pay

· Entry into a monthly draw with prizes that supports local businesses

· Opportunities for professional development

· A chance to make a real difference in a person’s life

· We enforce an equal opportunity policy

· Sense of belonging within a tight knit team

Hours Available:

Either days or waking nights available. Shift pattern -

0800 - 2030
2030 - 0830

Responsibilities will include:

· Maintaining a safe and clean environment

· Promoting independence

· Supporting with activities and planning day trips

· Community Access

· General household tasks

Requirements for the position:

· A full clean driving licence is required

· A minimum of 6 months health and social care experience is required for this role preferably with specific knowledge and familiarity of brain injuries, however transferable skills and personal experience will be considered.

· Experience with Cerebral Palsy or epilepsy preferred

You will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all spectrums of society.

If you are interested in this role, would like to apply, or for further information please contact our Recruitment Co-Ordinator, at our HQ on  01752 547257