Come and join our team!
There has never been a better time to join us as a Support Worker within our learning disability supporting living team, where our priority is supporting our staff to be the best they can be, so that they can make a difference to the lives of others and support people to live their best life.
All our Support Workers get:
- an hourly rate of £11.39 per hour including paid induction and ongoing training
- health and wellbeing initiatives such as paid health cash plans, free 24/7 access to our Wellbeing Hub and also to professional counselling
- Career Conversations events to find out about what you want to do in your career and how we could support you with this
- access to our employee recognition schemes, including our annual PersonAwards event
- to be part of an organisation that lives by its values, as these were developed based on what we observed in our existing staff teams
plus many more employee benefits.
Just pick up the phone now and call 0161 253 6135 to arrange your interview.
About the role
You will be supporting people with a learning disability who live in their own home, with all aspects of daily living such as, getting dressed, having a bath or shower, cooking managing their finances and taking part in different activities.
Along with everyday living, we also support people to learn new things, take part in activities within the community, achieve their goals and aspirations or to keep to a routine each week in order to ensure they keep well. We also support people with complex and behavioural needs. As a team, we take time to understand what is important to each person and to develop and follow comprehensive planning and risk assessments, to ensure that the people we support are able to achieve positive outcomes.
This may be achieved by encouraging someone to try new experiences, supporting people to build their confidence with a certain task or activity, or helping someone to become independent in completing certain things. Take a look at some of the things we have supported people to achieve .
Further information about the role can be found in the
When would I be working?
Most of the people we work with need our support 24/7, so you would work as part of a team of Support Workers who work a variety of shift patterns on a rota basis to be able to provide this support. This could include a mixture of short or long shifts, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Some of the people also need support overnight, this could be provided by waking night staff or through staff providing sleep-ins.
Flexibility is key and we have a number of opportunities available with a variety of hours, so whether you want full time, part time or you are a night owl, we will work with you to find a rota that works for you and for the person you will be supporting.
What’s important to us is finding people who have the right attitude and who share our workplace values. We are looking for people who are:
you will be supporting people from different backgrounds and who have had different experiences in their life and you will need to be able to have the ability to see life through their eyes. It's important that you take the time to get to know the person you will be supporting and that they develop a trust in you to share their challenges, goals and aspirations, so that you can learn the right level of support they need and that allows them to be safe yet independent.
you really do need to be a people person and have a real interest in getting to know someone. The people we support are amazing, have lots of stories to share and they will want to celebrate their achievements with you, however big or small they are. The people we support need you to be able to live their best life so being encouraging, willing to try new things, having patience and being reliable are some key qualities we are looking for.
as no two days are the same, and some can be unpredictable and challenging, being able to embrace this with flexibility and a can-do attitude will help. No matter what each day brings it is important that you are able to stay calm, remain positive and professional at all times.
well this goes without saying, along with the ability to communicate - how else will you know the right level of support that is needed? We all communicate in different ways – verbal, non-verbal, through gestures or pictures and you will need to be able to communicate with and listen to not only the person you will be supporting, but also to their families and the team you work with.
being passionate about the care and support that you provide to make a difference to the life of another person is key. Things don’t always go the ways we want things to, so in these situations it is important that you are able to stay strong, learn from what has happened and have the ability to move forward and learn how things can be done differently in the future.
And if you have worked in a social care role before, that's great! You can bring your knowledge, skills and experience to our team.
Find out more about our values and our purpose .
In return for your contribution we will support you throughout your career -
For more details on learning & development, .
Click for stories on working for Persona, from people who work for us and read FAQ about working in care .
Persona is committed to being an inclusive employer and recognises the value of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
We welcome applications from all people, irrespective of their personal characteristics or circumstances, and appointments are made objectively based upon talents, abilities and experience.
Where possible, we will support employees to work flexibly or with adjustments, so that they can perform to their best ability. We are committed to providing a working environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect, and where individual skills and life experiences are valued.
Does this describe you?
Then pick up the phone now and call we have interviews available this week