Senior Support Worker


Vacancy Type


We are seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team for the above position. The successful candidate will be afforded all necessary training and development in line with the role.

Candidates must be highly motivated, creative and experienced with a passion for engaging with clients on a daily basis. Candidates must be self-driven, focused and diverse.

About us ......

Platform is an exciting new day -care provision that provides support to profoundly disabled young people aged nineteen plus, some of the most vulnerable young people in our local community.

Our aim is to transform the lives of these young adults by helping them realise their aspirations, build a community that they can be part of and help support their families with the significant challenges that they face every day.

We achieve these aims through a flexible and individualised response to our client’s needs, tailoring our provision to their individual preferences, which enables them to develop their communication, life and self-help skills, as well as providing social relationship building, high energy activities and educational opportunities through the expressive arts, ICT and computing.

Our provision has been able to secure the latest sensory and eye gaze technologies that encourage hand and eye co-ordination and the development of social and language skills as well as vital relaxation.

Allowing each individual to communicate their thoughts, feelings, ideas and interact with others is essential in promoting their self- worth, confidence and independence so that when they leave the facility they are better equipped to enjoy and interact with the world so many take for granted.

Job Objectives .....

Do you go the extra mile to make people feel valued and respected? Do you enjoy helping people no matter how small the task? Do you want to work with a professional yet friendly team that cares and supports others?

If this sounds like you and you are a naturally caring person that wants to make a real difference to the lives of others, the job as a Support worker with Platform could be just what you are after.

We support all different types of people with a range of physical, intellectual disabilities and other complex needs, who are looking for support to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Skills Required .......

? Experience of working with young adults with physical and/or learning needs

? Experience of working in a senior / management role

? Experience of assessment and care planning  

? Minimum of NVQ Level 3 Care or equivalent and willing to work towards Level 4 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care within 6 months

? Good levels of literacy and report writing

? Experience of evaluating service delivery

? Experience of time management and prioritising work

? Reliability

? Honesty and respect for confidentiality

? A professional approach and presentation

? Excellent communication skills

? Ability to work as part of a team

? Demonstrates a proactive and innovative approach

Closing Date for applications 22/01/2021