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Support Worker

Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2LG, UK Req #379
01 July 2022

£10.42 per hour + £500 welcome Bonus*

Pay enhancements for short notice shifts

30 hours per week


Would you like to support three active and fun-loving gentlemen in their 70s to make the most of their lives? To participate in activities both inside the home and out in the community, as part of a Supported Living service with an ‘outstanding’ CQC rating?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a support worker to join an established team at 28 Radley Road, a Supported Living service situated close to Fishponds Straits. The service provides 24hr support to three gentlemen with Learning Disabilities.


The gents have only lived here for 18 months but are all much more confident and independent and would like someone who has person centred values, is enthusiastic, patient, an excellent communicator and is willing to support them to continue on their journey in life to join their support team.


You would be joining an enthusiastic and supportive team who are willing to share their knowledge of the gents with you. In-house induction would be provided by the gents and the team to support you with your role, as well as induction training provided by Milestones Trust.


The three gentlemen need assistance with all aspects of their lives, from personal care needs, menu planning and cooking, household chores and shopping, support with medication and health needs to attending appointments, liaising with other support services, finances/ paperwork and developing support plans (some IT skills are needed).


You will support them with communicating their needs and wishes and achieving their goals, and support them to go out and about to local shops, cafes, pubs, local walks and also further afield, as well as with in-house activities such as baking, art and crafts, boccia, board games, dancing to you tube videos, gardening.


Although the gents are in their 70’s they will still keep you busy all day as they are very active people who want to make the most of their lives!


The gents make regular use of ‘car club’ so although not essential, a driver would be preferable.


The three gents expect their team to support them at their pace and be willing to participate in all the activities that they enjoy. Someone who also has empathy and understanding about the issues that can affect older people and to problem solve as issues arise.


This role will include 1-2 sleep-in shifts each week and some lone working. You would be expected to participate in an interview by the gentlemen (in person or via Zoom, depending on current restrictions) as well as a formal interview. 


In return we offer excellent, high quality learning opportunities, including the opportunity to undertake a level 3 or 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Alongside this, other benefits include: 


  • 30 days Annual Leave Entitlement
  • Access to an Employee Discount Platform from Day 1, with discounts and cash back for hundreds of retailers.
  • Refer a Friend Scheme earning you up to £750
  • Company Pension
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Generous Occupational Maternity/Paternity pay
  • Learning and development opportunities for you to build your career
  • Health Cash Plan on completion of probation giving you access to a minimum of £695 cash back for health treatments e.g. Dental, Therapies, Optical, Maternity/Paternity, NHS Prescriptions etc. 

We pride ourselves with being able to offer staff opportunities to develop and progress their careers within the Trust.

For an informal discussion about the job role please contact Cara Wilkerson, Service Manager on 07587034380.


This is an on-going advert and interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis until sufficient applications have been received. 

Milestones Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all the individuals that it supports, it expects the same commitment from all employees. If successful at interview an enhanced DBS check will take place. (Formerly CRB) A criminal record is not necessarily a barrier to recruitment. Committed to Equality and Diversity for all. Registered Charity No. 294377.

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  • Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2LG, UK