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Support Worker


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 Support Worker

Do you believe in second chances? Are you passionate about supporting others? Are you ready to work in a fulfilling environment?

*** £750 Bonus Opportunity ***

A support worker is someone who looks after the well-being of vulnerable people. They help people to live their lives as independently as possible and support them in reaching their potential, through both practical and emotional support.

Join our client team in ensuring that people they support have a full and happy life. Support adults with learning disabilities and autism with everyday skills such as cooking, personal care, social activities and looking after their homes. Our client provides long-term care for customers, enabling our Support Workers to really get to know the people they support and to spend quality time with them. Previous experience in social care is desirable but not essential, as full training and extensive induction will be provided. But it is essential that you are caring, enthusiastic and engaging.

Gap healthcare are looking to recruit a learning disabilities and autism Support Worker for our client in Ipswich, Suffolk.

This is a great opportunity and will not be around for long!

  • Salary –£10.00 up to £10.50 per hour £750 Bonus Opportunity
  • Hours – 37.5 hours
  • Shifts – Flexible time
  • Area – Ipswich, Suffolk

Key Responsibilities of Support Worker:

  • To assist in the direct care provision of all aspects of the service users assessed care needs.
  • To participate in the basic nursing care of the service users under the supervision of trained staff e.g., bed bathing, pressure area, mouth care, and eye care.
  • To assist with problems with mobility, including those of mobility aids, where appropriate.
  • To help in the serving of meals and drinks, feeding those service users who are unable to feed themselves and ensuring that each resident receives the meal or diet that he/she has requested and is suitable for his/her needs.
  • Report immediately to the team leader in any accident or untoward incident, which may occur to a resident or a member of staff.
  • Assist in activities within the Home.
  • To help to maintain a safe environment for staff, service users and visitors, through awareness of health and safety policies and by attending training as required.
  • To attend appropriate training programmes/courses as available, which will further existing knowledge.
  • To undertake any other duties as required, in order to keeping the healthcare setting running smoothly, as delegated by the trained nursing staff or Home Manager.

Duties of Support Worker:

  • To attend and participate in staff meetings and attend all mandatory training when required
  • To attend supervision and appraisals ensuring that you have prepared for these when required
  • To attend any other training when a need has been identified
  • To assist with domestic duties in the home including cooking cleaning and laundry when the need arises
  • To communicate effectively with other staff, relatives and visitors including professional agencies regarding residents
  • To be fully aware of the fire policy and the awareness of food hygiene regulations
  • To be familiar with all current policies and procedures and understand your duty to comply and implement them when necessary
  • To wear uniform provided with plain black trousers and flat sensible shoes at all times
  • Ensure that you do not use a mobile telephone while on duty
  • To ensure that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties
  • To keep all records of domestic work completed after each shift in the appropriate book
  • Understand your duty to whistle blow if you witness bad practice or harm to a service user within the Home
  • To promote and ensure the good reputation of the health care setting at all times


  • £10.00 up to £10.50 per hour (annual salary £19 500 up to £20 475 for 37.5hrs per week)
  • 25% enhancement for bank holidays
  • Double time for Christmas, Boxing and New Years’ day
  • 28 days holidays including bank holidays
  • The assurance of company sick pay (after a qualifying period)
  • Inclusive employee assistance and wellbeing support
  • The chance to have your voice heard as part of our employee forum and colleague experience groups
  • Opportunities for recognition and reward with our Values in Practice (VIP) scheme
  • Save money on the purchase of a new bike with our Cycle to Work scheme
  • Enjoy employee, family & friend discounts on bikes, parts, and repairs from OWL bikes
  • A choice of two contributory pension schemes £300 refer a friend bonus

The position of Support Worker is very rewarding and makes a difference to the quality of life for service users on a daily basis. If you feel that you are the right person for this great opportunity, then please contact Gergana Atanasova at the Peterborough Office on 01733 606 2 40 for a confidential chat. Please note that the vacancy is located near to Ipswich, Suffolk.

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