Gloucester, UK

Senior Support Worker

Mon 04/12/2017


JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £9.25 per hour


You might not get into this for personal rewards, but it's why you'll stay.

William Morris College is a Specialist Centre for young people with learning difficulties, providing residential facilities, workshops, activities and therapies to enable and build their life skills. We support the development of young people though a craft based curriculum, if you enjoy painting, woodwork and cookery, and thrive on supporting young people achieving their goals, we would love to hear from you

We are looking for Senior Support Workers to work with our young people.

Pay: £8.25 per hour

Hours of work: 37.5 hours a week

Shift pattern (7 am - 2 pm, 1.30 pm - 9 pm including alternate weekends).

Full Time: 52-week contract.


  • Peaceful, and Tranquil horticultural and Garden setting of 3 acres with historical buildings
  • Team Environment
  • Training and professional development
  • Satisfaction of helping others
  • Peaceful, and Tranquil
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Pension
  • Free Car parking

Key duties

As a Support worker, the key duties are listed below, but are not limited to;

  • Provide a high standard of support for daily living.
  • Assist the personal care needs of the young people as and when required.
  • Supporting young people to be engaged in their activities to the best of their abilities. This includes one-to-one support.
  • Recording the young person’s learning progress and achievements.
  • Contribute to the planning and development of a young person’s programme.
  • Maintain accurate records on William Morris database
  • Help assist in developing our young people’s independence
  • Assisting with work related learning, from Woodwork, Cookery, Shopping, Painting and much more
  • Communicate with our young people with a very flexible approach
  • Develop individual’s skills to enable transition into adult working life
  • Supporting our young people with access to the local community

Previous experience requested, but not essential;

  • Experience of supporting adults / young people with severe or moderate learning difficulties / autism / impairments of communication.
  • Assistance with supporting personal care.
  • Flexible can do attitude
  • Previous experience working with young people / adults with any Special educational / additional needs such as;

o SEN Assistant


o Autism / Autistic spectrum

o Downs Syndrome

o Globally Delayed

o ADHD / additional behavioural needs

Our Young people are very important to us, and we need to ensure that the staff we have are a great fit with them, if you have the right can-do attitude and love to work each day with an exciting challenge, we would love to hear from you.

Please click on the apply button below to register your interest, If we proceed to an interview, we will need the application form returned.