The role of a support worker is wide-ranging and incredibly rewarding – one day you could be taking a trip to the beach, and the next you could be supporting someone to learn a new instrument.
Being a support worker can also provide a career pathway, with the opportunity to complete qualifications in health and social care, plus the experience to move into management or another area of social care, such as the NHS.
Our support workers help people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health support needs to live their lives in the most fulfilling way possible.
As a support worker, you will:
- Make a difference every day, supporting people to achieve whatever they want to in their lives
- Support people to develop life skills to live as independently as possible; skills such as shopping, cooking, taking the bus or paying bills
- Support people to find, enjoy or learn new hobbies and skills and/or get involved in community groups and activities
- Provide physical and health care support such as personal care, household tasks or administering medication
- Be in a stimulating work environment full of opportunities to learn and develop
No two days are the same
As a support worker, no two days are the same. You might find yourself working in a variety of settings such as a people’s own homes, out in the community or registered care homes.
You will also need to be prepared to work flexibly over a seven-day period.
Our full time support worker positions work 37.5 hours a week. Because people don’t just need support Monday-Friday or during “office hours”.
Your work pattern may include working at the weekend and there can be a range of start and finish times to meet the needs of people you are supporting, for example, working from 8am-3pm or from 2pm-10pm.
There are lots of benefits to working at Certitude
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Certitude aspires to be the best social care employer in London, as recognised by colleagues, families and people we support. Having a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion is an important part of this aim.
Financial Rewards and Benefits
We work hard to ensure that we offer a package that is fair and competitive, supports your health and wellbeing and motivates and equips you to provide the best support you can.
Learning and Development
We invest in the learning and development of all Certitude colleagues – so you can develop the skills and knowledge within your role and broaden your opportunities.
Your Health and Wellbeing
Our approach to health and wellbeing is about creating an environment and the resources to help everyone look after their health and wellbeing in the way that suits them best.