Senior Support Worker

  • Job Reference: SWR3368
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Spider
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £9.50 to £12.40 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Support Workers (Senior and Practice Leads) - Are you looking for an opportunity to make great relationships with amazing people and feel good about yourself? Our client is now looking for Senior Support Workers and Practice Leads to join their busy teams in Ipswich and Hadleigh, Suffolk.

They are excited to be expanding are looking for a diverse team of Senior Support Workers and Practice Leads for their new service in North Ipswich. They also have some posts available in other services in Hadleigh (Suffolk)and central Ipswich.

Our client is a local independent provider. They are passionate about what they do, and the changes they can make with the help of their brilliant teams, to the people who live in their homes. Their supported living schemes operate for 52 weeks of the year 24 hours a day. All tenants have learning disabilities and other complex health and developmental needs.

What do they look for in their Senior Support Workers and Practice Leads?

  • Fun passionate people with a great sense of professional and personal pride.
  • People who like people and have patience and dedication.
  • People who look at challenging situations and think yes, I can help.
  • People who get a sense of joy and self-esteem for supporting others to do great things whether this is making a cup of tea or climbing a mountain or going shopping.
  • We are looking for people who can engage and motivate people to get the most from their lives.
  • It would be great if you have experience in supporting people who are differently abled, and for those of you applying for support worker positions, we are happy to help you develop and gain skills with our excellent training and support opportunities.
  • Seniors and practice lead applicants will need to have experience and a Diploma level 3 relevant to the post.
  • Driving licence an advantage, however it is not essential.


  • Enhancements for night working and overtime payment, and up to 5 days paid sick leave every 12 months.
  • Staff give away contests, and thank you deliveries. Mental health first aiders, and wellness support.
  • Wellbeing app offering a range of wellbeing support and advice.
  • Great training opportunities, paid breaks and payment of initial DBS.
  • Bike to Work and a Refer and Fill scheme.
  • Covid risk assessment, vaccination, PPE and testing all available.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Flexible working, with a minimum of 7.5 hours a week considered.
  • Loyal Service Recognition.

They also offer enhancements for night working, paid breaks, overtime payment, and one week contracted sick leave paid up to a maximum of 37.50 hours. On offer is a salary depending on position £9.50 - £12.05 per hour - post probation minimum £9.70 - £12.40 per hour.

Their organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. They work closely with their local health and social care providers, and they always recruit in adherence to strict Safeguarding and Vulnerable Children/Adult’s Safer Recruitment Regulations.

At the interview they will ask you relevant interview questions, and for the successful candidate they will obtain references and carry out an enhanced criminal record check (DBS).

If you feel like you meet the above criteria please apply now! Be the difference, let your light shine, and come join them! If you would like to be considered, please apply by forwarding an up-to-date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you have all the relevant skills and experience and would like to join their company, please apply by forwarding an up-to-date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

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This vacancy is being advertised and handled by Spider, an Online Job Advertiser, and Specialist Recruiter. We provide an online recruitment advertising and employee selection service in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and beyond.

Additional keywords: senior, support, worker, social care, health care, lead, practice lead, disabilities

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