Senior Support Worker

Gloucester, Swindon
Posted 2 years ago


We have an opportunity for enthusiastic and passionate Senior Support Workers to lead a team of Support Workers and to provide support to adults and young people with a various needs to make a positive difference to the lives of people we support at Your Lifestyle.

Duties may include:

  • Ensuring good communication within all levels of the staff team
  • Overseeing and organising the daily recording of information relating to service users
  • Identifying the service user’s emotional, physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs and support individuals to make appropriate decisions for action in consultation with the Management team
  • Liaising with relatives, Care Managers and other professionals in consultation with the Manager
  • Ensuring that the agreed guidelines for each service user are followed in conjunction with the Management team
  • Assisting in maintaining a good standard of hygiene and tidiness, when required, to check all equipment including emergency and fire equipment and report any defects
  • Ensuring accurate recordings and reporting of all accidents and incidents that may occur involving service users and or staff and to record relevant information in the appropriate place
  • Preparing reports and participating in service user’s reviews as required
  • Participating in staff meetings, contributing to the review of current working practices and future developments
  • Coordinating and monitoring the staff rotas and delegate, organise and find cover for overtime shifts and cover absence when required



  • Minimum 12 months relevant experience in the care sector or similar
  • NVQ Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 and have, or be committed to completing Level 3
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • The ability to manage challenging situations
  • A full, clean driving licence is essential
  • An enhanced DBS check is required for all positions (fee paid by applicant and reimbursed after six months of employment).
  • The successful candidate must be available to work a variety of shift patterns. Example shifts are- 7am to 2pm, 2pm to 10pm and sleep-in/waking night shifts of 10pm to 7am, these times can vary.


Personal Qualities:

  • Passionate about making a difference in people’s lives
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Honest and reliable
  • Loyal and committed
  • Positive, can do attitude
  • The ability to be a good role model
  • The ability to lead by example



  • £8.50 per hour 35 Hours per week
  • Comprehensive training
  • 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Local discounts


*An Enhanced CRB Check is required for all these positions (Met by candidate, reimbursed after 6 months of employment)

** Due to the volume of applicants we receive we are only able to contact candidates that best match the requirements of the role. If you have not heard from us within 14 working days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


For further information and an application pack contact the Recruitment Team on 01452 729757 or email: [email protected]

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