Senior Support Workers - Days/Nights (Learning Disabilities)

Shinners Bridge, Dartington, Devon
£10.44 - £10.77 Per Hour plus an additional night premium of £2.15 per hour where applicable
06 Dec 2021
03 Jan 2022
Contract Type

Senior Support Workers – Days/Nights (Learning Disabilities)

We are looking for Senior Support Workers to join the team at the 10 bed Residential and Respite Home in Dartington.

Position: Senior Support Workers – Days/Nights (Learning Disabilities)

Location: Shinners Bridge, Dartington, Devon

Hours: Days (Full Time) or Nights (Full Time/Part Time)

Salary scale: £10.44 - £10.77 per hour (plus an additional night premium of £2.15 per hour where applicable)

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 3rd January

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 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 expect 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&C’s apply)
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Retail/High Street shopping discounts (Eden Red)
  • Fully funded Enhanced DBS & Update Service
  • Refer a Friend bonus scheme (T&C’s apply)
  • Comprehensive induction & training programs


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.

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