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We are looking for passionate, reliable and empathetic support workers to join our team.
We have various support worker opportunities with a range of flexible hours to suit all.
No experience necessary, just a desire to make a real difference by supporting our members to live independent and fulfilling lives.
If you are looking for a new career in care or have previous experience and are looking for a change, contact us to find out more.

Thank you for your interest in SWALLOW Charity. We are a local charity based in Westfield, carrying out our work within Bath and North East Somerset. This role provides an exciting opportunity to make a direct, positive difference to local teenagers and adults with learning disabilities.

SWALLOW was founded in 1993 and the charity now supports over 130 members, providing tailor- made support to enable them to live their lives to the full as independently as possible.

SWALLOW is user-led which means that our members are at the heart of everything we do. Our members have a say in all of the courses, activities and events that we run. This role is integral to empowering every individual and to maintaining the high standards and variety that our members expect from us.

Support worker for SWALLOW

Title:   Support Worker

Hourly Wage:  £10.30 per hour

Sleep-in Allowance:  £48.00 per night

Responsible to: Registered Manager and Senior Support Workers

Place of Work:  All areas of SWALLOW

Holidays:  25 days pro rata

Sick Pay:  Paid in conjunction with statutory sick pay

Out of Office Hours: Sleep-in duties, evenings and weekends a possibility

Contract:  Subject to the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period

Job Purpose:

To support the Registered Manager and Senior Support Workers when working at SWALLOW to ensure that we continue to achieve our high standards of support, whether working in our Supported Housing, Base House or at one of the SWALLOW courses or activities.

Support workers will, at most times, be expected to work alone.


  • To support tenants/members with learning disabilities in their own home, in the local community and at SWALLOW courses/activities

  • To help tenants/members to develop every day living skills

  • To help tenants/members develop community skills and encourage community involvement

  • To support tenants/base house members with their care plans, support plans and attend relevant meeting regarding each tenants as required

  • To help tenants become involved in leisure pursuits and social activities as they request to do so

  • To work within an anti discriminatory framework

  • Encourage and support tenants/members to take responsibility for their own selves

  • To follow SWALLOW’s Health and Safety policy at all times and ensure that the areas you are working in remain safe

  • To follow SWALLOW ‘s Equal Opportunities policy and other policy’s at all times

  • To provide advice and assistance to tenants/members and liaise with mangers in relation to any unmet needs and wants of tenants/members

  • To give personal support to tenants/members when required

  • Help to resolve any disputes between tenants/members when required

  • To keep SWALLOW running smoothly and well organised ensuring good positive communication at all times

  • To work within the SWALLOW risk assessment framework to provide care that minimises risk in the least restrictive manner

  • To ensure that the tenants/members records are kept up to date

Other Information

All SWALLOW employees are expected to comply with statutory requirements and SWALLOW’s employment policies while carrying out their work. This post is one of continual development and the post holder will be encouraged to develop skills and capabilities, including participation in projects and training events. Accordingly, the range of duties and responsibilities outlined above may change from time to time to reflect the changing needs of SWALLOW.  All employees and Trustee board members are CRB checked.

Equal Opportunities
The post holder must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to SWALLOW’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

Performance Review
Overall performance will be formally assessed and reviewed regularly, with additional informal assessment taking place as necessary.

Health & Safety
All employees are subject to the Health and Safety at Work Act. The post holder is required to pro-actively comply with their duties as described by SWALLOW’s Policy and objectives for health and Safety.

All employees are required to work in a confidential manner in all aspects of their work.

General Support Workers


£10.30 per hour (sleep-in allowance: £48.00 per night|)



Contract Type:

Subject to the successful completion of a 6-month probationary


Midsomer Norton/ Radstock

Close Date:

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

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