Skip to main content

Support Worker, Chippenham.

Salary: £10.70ph

Hours: Flexible Hours


About the Company

Holmleigh Care Homes Ltd currently employs over 400 staff and is one of the leading independent care providers in the South West of England. For over 20 years Holmleigh Care has provided varying levels of support for adults in residential care; supported living as well as providing additional help within the individual’s own homes. The care we provide is catered specifically for each individual, promoting independence, confidence and helping each person to live a happy and fulfilled life.

Benefits of working for the Holmleigh Care team

  • Paid annual leave – 20 days per year + 8 bank holidays
  • Competitive rates of pay with enhanced pay for overtime worked
  • Permanent contracts
  • FREE training to achieve qualifications in Social Care
  • FREE DBS check
  • Career progression path within the company
  • NEST Pension Scheme with employer contribution
  • A paid full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards
  • Earn £200 for every friend you refer (after completion of their 6-month probation)

The Role

The main purpose of the Support Worker is to provide a high quality, reliable support service. Personalised to the needs of each individual in line with their goals and aspirations as detailed within their support plan. Safely promoting and encouraging independence, choice and community inclusion. Always respecting that you are supporting the person within their own environment.

In this role, you may be supporting people with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Behaviours of concern, Physical Disabilities, Mental Health, Epilepsy and Complex Needs.

The roles requires you to:

  • Act with empathy towards our service users and show a level of understanding for their needs and issues including personal care, health and medication, managing behaviours
  • provide the provision of best quality of care to all service users that promotes dignity, privacy, safety, and independence and to involve the service users in the decision making in all aspects of their life
  • understand each service users individual care hours within the home, and ensure you are supporting them to reflect their care and support needs accordingly
  • support your senior leader to develop Care Plans and Risk Assessments with a person-centred approach
  • maintain records (e.g. care plans) where necessary, ensuring these are wholly accurate, up to date and completed in a timely manner
  • ensure all service users are actively involved in activities within their own home or within their community
  • organise and encourage participation from every service user in a variety of housekeeping duties and tenancy responsibilities, these will include personal and communal areas within the home environment
  • develop and maintain positive working relationships with service user’s and their families; to assist the service user with any appointment with G.P’s, Social Workers
  • offer choice and control in all areas of the service user’s life
  • comply with the company’s guidelines policies and procedures always and to ensure that any potential hazards within the home are reported to the appropriate person immediately
  • ensure confidentiality is always maintained, in keeping with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 – ensuring that clients personal details are not disclosed to any unauthorised person and all records are maintained within the DPA 1998 requirements

To be successful in this role as Support Worker you will need:

  • To be flexible and reliable to meet the needs of each service user
  • Care Experience preferred not essential as full training provided
  • To use your own initiative and have the ability to understand the care requirements of each service user
  • Have the ability to work on your own or within a team environment
  • High level of communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Driving License and Vehicle (this would be advantageous but not essential)

The ideal candidate for this position will be a highly motivated, energetic people person who is keen to learn, happy to assist with personal care, and wants to help service users achieve their goals and be able to remain calm in difficult situations.

Work is on a rota system over 7 days and shifts can vary depending on service user need. You will need to be a flexible employee as you will be required to work weekends and bank holidays as per the rota.

Drivers are preferred for this role as our individuals enjoy going out to achieve new daily goals and attend various activities.

Apply for this vacancy

    Please tick the box that matches your circumstances:

    To work in the UK, international applications must have a Certificate of Sponsorship. We have been approved by the Home Office as being able to sponsor international workers but it is important that you tick the correct box above to allow us to process your application correctly.

    Keep up to date with all the latest news, and campaigns!