Casual Support Worker

£11.18 per hour (rising to £11.39 per hour on successful completion of training and probation period)

Hours - casual as and when required

Joining the casual team provides the opportunity to work flexibly around your existing commitments in a rewarding social care role. It can be a good way for people without experience but with a positive attitude towards working with people with a learning disability to get a foot on the social care career ladder.  Working within social care and people with a learning disability is interesting and can be challenging.  It is also rewarding and great fun. 

About you

You will have enthusiasm in everything that you do and the ability to develop strong effective working relationships with a range of people to ensure a smooth, quality service that focusses positive outcomes for people we support. You will be an enthusiastic, flexible person with a ‘can do’ attitude and caring nature and want to see people be the best that they can.

You will need to be available on a fairly regular basis sometimes at short notice, be flexible and able to adapt to working with a range of people.

About the role

In this role you will support people with personal, practical, emotional and social support.  You will promote independence and support people to use everyday services and facilities in order to live ordinary lives, be as independent as they can, exercise their own choice and feel fulfilled, in line with their care plans.

Joining our casual team you will be offered work based on the needs of the service.  The services operate 24/7, 365 days a year and staff are expected to work shifts, unsocial hours, weekends, Bank Holidays and sleep-ins within our learning disability service.  

For further information about the role, please read the Job Description.

In return for your contribution we will support you throughout your career

We provide a wide range of employee benefits, career development and lifestyle support services to ensure that you too feel supported, fulfilled and valued from day one of your employment with us.

For more details on learning & development, click here. Find out about our values and our purpose here.

Click here for stories on working for Persona, from people who work for us and read FAQ about working in care here.


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.

Please note

As this is a social care post a satisfactory disclosure and barring service (DBS) check is also required.

If this sounds like the role for you:

Please send:

  1. Completed application form with a full employment history, training and details of 2 referees
  2. Covering letter of no more than 1 side of A4 explaining why you want to work for Persona
  3. Completed skills and values analysis for the Casual Support Worker role
  4. Completed availability form

Send this to the workforce team at

Interviews will be held via Zoom video conferencing, if you do not have the facilities to have an interview via zoom please state this on your application form and we will discuss alternative interview arrangements with you if you are shortlisted.