Specialist Support Workers

Our client has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join their team as a Specialist Support Worker in Accrington. They have a number of flexible, full and part time roles available working up to 37.5 hours per week, over a variety of shift patterns including days and nights.


  • Specialist Support Workers
  • Ref: 42619
  • Hours: Full and various part time hours available
  • Location: Accrington
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour


About the role

As a Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible - helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café.

The organisation also supports people to take part in some of their amazing arts and wellbeing activities - from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing.


About you

Experience is not necessarily required for this role as our client is able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives.

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; our client will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role.


About the charity

The organisation is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Our client has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working as a Support Worker can be incredibly rewarding; our client offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, they have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join a Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

The selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for the charity. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of the services.


Closing date: Sunday 3 June 2018

Interview date: 12th and 15th June 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

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