New Directions Social Care

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Job Description

New Directions Social Care are keen to speak to experienced Learning Disability Support Workers in the gl10 / gl11 area to work with service users based in a supported living setting with complex needs.

We are working with a national company that provide quality care in the South West to individuals living with a mental health or learning disability requiring extra care and support in a residential setting.

As a New Directions Support Worker you will be supported, informed and have consistent work. We offer a salary of around £7.20 -£9.00 per hour, weekly pay, free training and holiday pay. You will be part of a team that prides itself on providing 24/7 support to its support workers , ensuring they are well informed, safe at all times and have a great experience whilst working with us.

What makes a New Directions Support Worker?  …. Ideally you will have 6 months paid or 12 months voluntary experience within this sector , you will be patient , have empathy , be respectful , have an insight into the care sector and overall have an interest and passion for providing quality care. As part of our team you will have 24/7 support, guidance, CPD and the chance to work as flexibly as you would like.

Your main duties would involve:

  • Supporting service users to live their day to day life to include support in the community.
  • Ensuring they are receiving person centred care at all times
  • Assistance and support with every day tasks to include prompting personal hygiene, cooking and encouraging the participation of social activities.
  • Prompting medication where required
  • Build relationships and rapport with service users
  • Liaise and work with the existing staff team
  • Updating of care plans and participation in care reviews

We have immediate interviews available for the right individuals and a variety of shifts available to include sleep ins , days , nights ,weekends etc.

Additional Information


Learning Disability Support Workers carry out varied roles within the community supporting adults and children with learning disabilities. The Support Worker will support and encourage individuals to engage within their local communities.

It may be necessary to work shifts, which may include nights and weekends. Part-time and full-time opportunities are available.

It is imperative that Learning Disability Support workers pass a police check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clients in the sector often also request the following training of employees:

  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)
  • Manual Handling
  • Basic First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene

It may be is necessary to have an NVQ level 2 or 3, or to be working towards a relevant NVQ. For some roles it may be essential to have a particular qualification, such as an NVQ in Care and Promoting Independence level 3 or NVQ level 2 / LDQ (Learning Disability Qualification).

Job Overview

A Support Worker will work with individuals to encourage them to have as much of an independent life as possible. The Support Worker will provide support with domestic tasks, including but not limited to managing budgets, attending appointments, managing their household as well as support with medication. The Support Worker will also provide emotional and practical support to service users.

A Support Worker will engage with the service user at all times ensuring that they are consulted about all aspects of their daily life.

A Support Worker is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the service user engages within their local community
  • Providing support to ensure individuals can live as independently as possible
  • Providing for the personal needs of the service user
  • Liaising with family members and external agencies
  • Relationship building with service users
  • Planning routines which help service users achieve day-to-day activities


  • Being friendly and supportive
  • Being flexible and able to cope with stressful situations
  • Commitment to providing care and support to children and adults with mental health issues
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Sensitive to people of different backgrounds and be able to communicate well.
  • Working as part of a friendly, established team
  • 24 hour On Call Service in place
  • Flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Award winning company
  • Online Services to access to your information; payslips, request holiday pay
  • Full booking confirmation before you start
  • Access to FREE Training Courses and personal development
  • Respected reputation throughout the Social Care and recruitment industry
Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a robust recruitment procedure and hold a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Social Carefor more information on this job vacancy,on 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 2nd November 2016

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