Autism Support Worker in Blandford Forum at Voyage Care

Date Posted: 1/8/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Family: Support Worker

Location: Blandford St Mary, Dorset

Pay Rate (£): £8.90 per hour

Vacancy Reference: 022561


Voyage Care is seeking outstanding Support Workers, who will be assisting the People we Support with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Complex Behaviour and Learning Disabilities, at a Residential Service in Blandford St Mary.

Benefits for Voyage Care Support Workers include:

  • A permanent contract (full and part time hours available)
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Paid, industry leading, face to face and online training
  • Company pension, paid holiday and employee benefits including cycle to work scheme
  • The opportunity to undertake an NVQ in Autism*

Support Workers will be working in a Residential Service with 7 People we Support who have a variety of conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Complex Behaviour and Learning Disabilities.

Support Workers will assist the People we Support in all aspects of their life that they need assistance. Support will include (but not be limited to):

  • Community access
  • Management of Complex Behaviour
  • Medication Administration
  • Assisting with meal times
  • Personal care
  • Assistance with daily household tasks


Prior experience in a health or social care setting, working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Complex Behaviour, is advantageous but not essential as Voyage Care provide full, ongoing training to all Support Workers.

Due to the location of this service it is desirable that Support Workers hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle. Support Workers with a full driving license will be able to assist the People we Support to access the community with house/mobility cars**.

Typical Shifts:- 8am - 30pm and 3pm -10pm including weekends on a rota. 

Voyage Care ask that all Support Workers:

  • Work within the company’s ethos of providing person centred care
  • Are compassionate, patient and understanding
  • Are reliable and conscientious
  • Have a good understanding of written and spoken English and basic Mathematics
  • Hold or are prepared to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
  • Are flexible in the shifts they can work

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS/PVG check and Regulated Activity which will include a check against the Barred adult list.

*On successful completion of probation

**Subject to all legal terms and conditions being met

Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 


Role Specific Requirements -


Driver: Flexible on Driver Requirement

Gender: No Specfic Requirement