Support Worker

Location: Bury
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 0 - 19110 year
Reference: SW - Bury
Contact Name: Gergana Atanasova
Expiry Date: 2022-07-14

Support Worker – Learning Disabilities and Mental Health   

If you want to make a difference on a daily basis by assisting adults in living as independently as possible, look no further!

A fantastic and exciting opportunity has recently become available for a motivated Support Worker who will be assisting adults with emotional, behavioural, learning, and mental health issues. Bury, Greater Manchester, is the location of the service.

My client is well-established, and their services are managed to a high standard, and they are looking for Support Workers who are self-assured and capable of making a difference. You will need to assist service users while also improving and maintaining the high standards that are ingrained in their values and service delivery.

This is a fantastic opportunity that will not be missed.



  • Salary –£19 110 per year / £9.80 per hour
  • Hours – 37.7 hours
  • Shifts – Flexible working time  
  • Area – Bury, Greater Manchester



Responsibilities – Support Worker – Learning Disabilities and Mental Health  

  • Support new Team Leaders and care staff in the completion of induction programs, training, and competency assessment.
  • To provide a caring, supportive, and nurturing environment in which service users can feel secure and free from harm.
  • Establishing positive relationships with service users and always offering them unconditional and positive regard.
  • Helping service users gain self-control by challenging unacceptable behaviour and rewarding acceptable, pro-social conduct.
  • Ensuring that each person’s care plan is followed and amended as appropriate to reflect their changing needs.
  • Attending to practical matters in relation to helping service users to cook, clean and personal care.
  • To act as a key worker or co-worker for the service user to ensure that their young care plans are up to date and that all their care needs are being met.
  • To provide a positive role model to be able to offer advice, guidance and assistance where appropriate.



Skills required – Support Worker – Learning Disabilities and Mental Health  


  • A genuine interest and passion for care work priding yourself on the service you provide in helping service users to progress and develop.
  • There can be times when the position can be very challenging, and so resilience is an essential skill – However the team are always there to help and work together.
  • It is essential that you are a team player as you will be working closely with all levels of the support team to provide the best care possible.
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) as you will be responsible for accurate and frequent record keeping on the service users.
  • Hold a NVQ Level 2, additional qualifications related to care would be beneficial for your application.
  • Experience working with service users with mental health conditions and challenging behaviour is essential.



Benefits – Support Worker – Learning Disabilities and Mental Health  


  • 20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part time), which increases after 3- and 5-years’ service
  • Pension Contribution
  • The opportunity to be part of our UR Stars Recognition Scheme
  • Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling, and advice services
  • Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications
  • Travel to work scheme (season ticket loan)
  • Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers
  • Keeping you safe
  • We provide full PPE and ensure that you are confident in using it plus we offer vaccines to all employees.
  • This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check, the cost to be meet by company. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early.



The position of Support Worker – Learning Disabilities and Mental Health is extremely rewarding and has a daily impact on the quality of life for service users. If you believe you are the right person for this fantastic opportunity, please contact Gergana Atanasova at the Peterborough Office on  01733 606 240 for a confidential discussion. Please keep in mind that the vacancy is in the vicinity of Bury, Greater Manchester.












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