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Support Worker

  • Employer: Origin Housing
  • Reference: OH/23/254416
  • Published: Tue 12/09/2023, 14:25 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/10/2023, 14:24 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,856pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people who care regardless of qualifications and experience. We care more about you sharing and demonstrating our values.

You’ll be joining a dedicated team and we will provide you with all the training and support you need to perform the role including the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in health and social care.

What you’ll need

You don't need previous experience in the role, we'll provide you with all the training you need including supporting you to gain a recognised qualification in Health and Social Care.

We’re looking for a committed and motivated staff member to work across our outreach services in the Stevenage area, to deliver support to service users with learning disabilities.

You will need to demonstrate the ability to:

  • work in a small team and on your own.
  • support our service users to develop and learn which requires a creative and practical approach.
  • be confident with getting to know the service users and their families and the network of professionals that we liaise with.
  • be a confident communicator across all channels but, specifically, you’ll need to be able to write concise and accurate daily notes.

Above all your life experiences and use of initiative are qualities we need. You don’t need to be able to drive as we love taking our service users out on public transport or out for a walk and we'll cover your travel expenses on public transport whilst visiting our service users.

What you’ll do as a Support Worker

As a Support Worker, this is a rewarding position – responsible for building relationships and trust with the people we support who have learning disabilities. Our service users are very independent and your duties are varied, and no two days will be the same. At a glance you will:

  • Promote choice, independence, integration within the local community and development of skills
  • Support our service users as individuals to achieve their personal goals helping them to take part in a wide range of interests and activities such as shopping trips, arts and crafts and days out
  • provide support to service users to make and attend appointments where necessary.
  • Support with some personal care needs
  • keep up to date with all admin work including emails, reviews and support plans.
  • work with colleagues, families (where applicable) and other professionals for the benefit of the service users

You’ll do 5 shifts a week (40 hours) currently on a flexible shift basis including evenings and weekends.  At present shift pattern is 730am-4.00pm, and 9.00am-5.30pm and one weekend a month but this may change.

An inspiring past and a bright future


We look after our people and provide benefits that support them both in and outside of work. Our benefits include:

  • A generous 25-day holiday allowance plus bank holidays, that increases with time, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • 2 additional ‘giving something back’ volunteer days
  • A pension scheme with contributions from 4% - 8% of your salary
  • Public transport travel expenses paid whilst undertaking your role

We'll develop you

We’re committed to ensuring that our people have access to an excellent range of learning and development opportunities including our induction programme, course sponsorship, leadership development, mentoring and talent schemes along with professional membership if it’s a requirement to your role.

You will shadow us for a month and get to meet all the service users and if you don't already have it, we'll support you to achieve a level 3 in Health and Social care and the Care Certificate.

Origin – Great homes, positive people and strong communities

A home is the essential foundation for a good quality of life, so what we do every day really matters to the wellbeing of our communities. Here at Origin, we trace our roots back almost 100 years, building and managing high quality homes as well as providing support services and housing for those who are most vulnerable in London and Hertfordshire. We work to provide safe, decent affordable homes and support for individuals and communities.

Focused on our residents, our driving ambition is to provide services that make people’s lives easier, and homes and communities they can be proud to live in. We are ‘not for profit’ and reinvest all our surpluses back into our varied and vibrant neighbourhoods.

Tell us your story

We are looking forward to learning about you. Please help us get to know you by sending your latest CV and covering letter detailing how your experience meets the role of Support Worker above. 

Please note we will be asking for satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Sunday 1 October

Please note that suitable candidates will be invited to interview throughout the application window and therefore the vacancy may close at short notice. However all candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application and therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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  • Employer: Origin Housing
  • Reference: OH/23/254416
  • Published: Tue 12/09/2023, 14:25 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/10/2023, 14:24 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,856pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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