Senior Support Worker in Bournemouth at Voyage Care

Date Posted: 11/29/2019

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Job Description

Job Family: Senior Support Worker

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Pay Rate (£): £9.37 per hour

Vacancy Reference: 021410


Voyage Care is seeking a Senior Support Worker, to join the management team at a Residential Service in Bournemouth that provides support to those with Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Epilepsy.

Benefits for Voyage Care Senior Support Workers include:

  • Flexible hours to suit your needs
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Free, industry leading, face to face and online training - including NVQ's
  • The opportunity for career progression within a sector leading organization 

Reporting to the Registered Manager; the Senior Support Worker will oversee staff and provide assistance to the People we Support. Tasks undertaken by the Senior Support Worker may include:

  • Managing the service in the absence of the Registered Manager
  • Shift Leading
  • Updating Support Plans and Risk Assessments 
  • Undertaking Support Worker Supervisions and Competency Assessments 
  • Providing care to the People we Support

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. We are an equal opportunities employer.


Previous experience in a health or social care setting is essential. Experience of working with individuals Epilepsy, a knowledge of PEG and prior experience of managing a small team would also be an advantage.

Due to the location of this service the Senior Support Worker will need to hold a full driving license.

The available role is for a full time Senior Support Worker. Senior Support Workers will be required a mixture of early, late and long day shifts.

Please note that the role will include weekend work, shifts on public holidays and some sleep in shifts.

Voyage Care ask that Senior Support Workers:

  • Understand the importance of motivating a team
  • Work within the company’s ethos of providing person centred care
  • Are compassionate and understanding
  • Hold (at least) an NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care and are prepared to undertake an NVQ 3 on completion of probation 
  • Are reliable and conscientious
  • Have a good understanding of written and spoken English and basic Mathematics
  • Hold an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service or a prepared to undertake an Enhanced DBS

Click Apply to complete our one page application………All applications & CV’s received are reviewed on a daily basis.

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.

*Subject to meeting legal terms and conditions

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