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Support Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England. We strive to constantly find ways to support more people to discover new possibilities in their lives. The quality of our support means everything to us. The people we work with inspire us and in turn we look for new ways to inspire change. We owe it to the people we work with to grow and shape the future, because we believe in what we do.

We endeavour to create positive family relationships offering a good circle of support. There is a strong focus on supporting individuals' lives in a person-centred way which includes various activities, shopping, managing own budgets and cooking. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible.


Support Workers wanted!

Bank / Part-time / Full-time contracts available

  • Are you willing to advocate and be a voice for adults with learning disabilities?
  • Do you want to work somewhere where every day is different?
  • Are you flexible, adaptable and able to think on your feet in difficult situations?
  • Do you have a passion for supporting people to live their lives to the fullest?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills, the ability to read non-verbal cues and the understanding that all behaviour is communication?
  • Are you able to banter, turn boring tasks into fun ones and laugh at yourself?

If you have answered a big YES to these questions, we would love to hear from you.

This is an opportunity to join our teams in Tameside who support 29 fantastic individuals in their own homes and out in the community. The people we support live with Autism, Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviours, and they require support and consistency with every aspect of their life.


It is not essential that you have a drivers licence but if you do, then you must hold a valid UK Manual Driver’s License.

Shifts: As this is a 24-hour service, you will be working a range of shift times, therefore flexibility is essential, and working hours can vary from service to service and can include sleep ins and working at the weekend.

We use a digital social care record system, to support daily recording, which will make your day-to-day tasks easier and allows you to spend more time with the People We Support

Role Responsibility

This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include:

  • Promoting the independence of the people we support
  • Supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out or going away on holiday
  • Developing residents' life skills and personal interests
  • Assisting with personal care needs and manual handling
  • Supporting people with medication
  • Supporting people through their highs and lows with sensitivity and empathy
  • Ensuring record keeping is maintained to the required standard at all times and contributing to service monitoring requirements. 

The level of care required will vary across our services. Some of the individuals we support are quite independent and just need assistance with daily activities; others require more assistance with personal care, medication, mobility and behaviours as well as these daily tasks. 

The Ideal Candidate

Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you have a caring nature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Can you see yourself providing care to adults who need your support? 

People with learning disabilities will sometimes have multiple conditions that can create complex needs. These conditions mean that the person we support may present with a combination of needs that affect: –

  • Mental health
  • Ability to form and manage relationships
  • Behaviours that challenge
  • Physical appearance
  • Physical health
  • Sensory input
  • Communication ability
  • Cognitive ability

Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are:

  • Passionate, caring, proactive and enthusiastic
  • Emotionally Intelligent
  • Ability to respond to supported people in a sensitive, empowering way.
  • Patient, calm and non-judgemental
  • A great team player with lots of energy
  • Able to demonstrate good and adaptable communication skills, and deal with behaviours of concern
  • Someone who can follow routines and guidelines that meet the needs of the people we support

About us

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to buy additional holidays and spread the cost
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

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