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Senior Support Worker – Nights (Learning Disabilities)


  • Full time
  • 2022-08-27
  • £13.01 - £13.35 a hour
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 290722-34903

Salary scale: £10.86 – £11.20 per hour (plus an additional night premium of £2.15 per hour)

The Role

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Support Worker. Staff come from lots of different backgrounds, people with little or no experience but want a job that involves helping people, those who want a change of career, as well as experienced Support Workers.

The one thing that links all of them together is their desire to work with young people with learning disabilities, make their lives better and help them to learn something new or take a further step towards independence.

Support Workers certainly don’t see what they do as ‘just another job’.

No two days will be the same as you will get involved in a variety of different tasks and activities whilst helping the young people to learn the skills they need to live the life they choose.

About You

Ideally, you will have previous experience in this sector and must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent).

In return the organisation will support you in making care work your career, offering you an extensive induction on commencement of employment and an amazing array of training opportunities and will also work with you on your own individual development plan to help you to progress your career.

About the Organisation
This Learning Disability charity is based at Dartington in Devon. Across the local area, there are Children and Adults Residential Homes, a Further Education College and Community based programs.

The organisation believes in the rights of all individuals with a learning disability, however complex, to receive the services and support they need to develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.

The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought, and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Staff benefits include:

– 28 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing with service
– Annual incremental pay rises (within grade)
– Pension and Life Assurance (T&Cs apply)
– Enhanced Company Sick Pay (after qualifying period)
– Employee Assistance Scheme
– Retail/High Street shopping discounts (Charity Worker’s Discounts)
– Fully funded Enhanced DBS & Update Service
– Refer a Friend bonus scheme (T&Cs apply)
– Comprehensive induction & training programmes

As a Disability Confident Employer, applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria as specified in the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.

If you require any further information about this role or support with the online application process (other formats available) please call the HR team on 01803 861066 or email

Job location

Shinner's Bridge


Job category

Enabler, Learning disabilities, Residential care home, Senior care / support worker


Lifeworks Charity Ltd

Type of organisation



Social care


With over 20 years of success, Lifeworks provides a range of programmes and services for people with learning disabilities. We are committed to supporting individuals to lead the lives they choose with the right person-centred support and rights and opportunities as all community citizens.

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