Support Worker in Shillingstone at Voyage Care

Date Posted: 6/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Family: Support Worker

Location: Blandford Forum, Dorset

Pay Rate (£): £9.00 per hour

Vacancy Reference: 019393


Voyage Care is seeking exceptional Support Workers, who will be providing support to individuals with Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Behaviour, at a Supported Living Service in Shillingstone.

Benefits for Voyage Care Support Workers include:

  • A permanent contract (up to 42 hours per week) plus overtime if preferred
  • Competitive rates of pay – including hourly paid sleep in shifts
  • Free, industry leading, face to face and online training
  • Company pension, paid holiday and employee benefits including cycle to work scheme
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to the People we Support in their home and local community

Successful Support Workers will be working in a service with 5 People we Support who have a variety of conditions including Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Administration
  • Community Access
  • Financial Assistance

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 working with individuals with Autism and Learning Disabilities is desirable but not essential, as Voyage Care provide full training to all Support Workers.

Due to the locality of this service it is highly desirable that Support Workers hold a full driving licence and have access to transport. There is also a house car and a mobility vehicle that Support Workers with a full driving license can use to assist the People we Support in accessing the community*.

The available role is for a full time Support Worker. All 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 all Support Workers:

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

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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 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