Support Worker

Support Worker to join a team in Hemel Hempstead HP3

We are the HR Department for our Clients. The family are looking for support workers to care for son in their own home – direct employment

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Quote Ref:  LW/lc/Jan2019

We are the HR Department for our Clients and we recruit staff on their behalf. We are not an agency. Our family are looking for a support worker to care for their 19 year-old son in their own home in a direct employment capacity.

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  • Pay from £12 to £14 per hour
  • Full time or part time
  • Full clean driving licence desirable

Have you worked as a support worker with children or young adults with special needs?

Are you interested in working as a support worker with a young adult with special needs but perhaps lack experience?

Are you flexible with your working hours?

Would you like to work, mainly with another support worker, in a friendly and caring team in Hemel Hempstead?

If YES, keep reading.

About the role

A full-time support worker is needed to complete our care team, to work with L, a 19 year old man who lives with his family. He has Cerebral Palsy and associated complex care needs.

The support worker is required mainly for day shifts, before and after school, weekends, bank holidays and during school holidays.

Your role is to help the family, in Hemel Hempstead, to care for L by undertaking a range of duties, usually working closely with another member of the team to provide the highest standards of care.

L needs help with all activities of daily living and also to enable him to access learning, social and leisure activities.

Our support workers’ place of work is within the family home where they provide assistance in all aspects of personal care including washing, dressing, toileting and feeding.  Support workers will assist with implementing therapeutic and leisure activities in the home and in the wider community.

About you 

Experience of working with children or young people with complex needs is useful but not essential as full training and support will be provided.  More importantly is your aptitude and desire to work with L who is a young man with complex needs.

Our support workers establish a good rapport with L and engage him in activities appropriate to his age and functional abilities. You’ll have a positive outlook and sense of humour. You’ll need to be enthusiastic and motivated, but patient and tolerant.  A good communicator who is honest, reliable, punctual and trustworthy is a must. As a support worker you be able and willing to update your existing skills and want to learn new ones.

Working hours 

Full time (minimum of 35 hours per week) or part time (various shifts). Cover is required mainly for day shifts, before and after school, weekends, bank holidays and during school holidays.

Pay rates and hours 

£12 per hour – Monday to Friday (day time)

£14 per hour – weekends and bank holidays

Want to find out more? 

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An Enhanced DBS is a must for the support worker role but previous convictions will not necessarily prevent you from being employed. Right to work in the UK is a prerequiste.

Embrace HR Limited is not a recruitment agency, we recruit directly for our clients.  No agencies please.

Job Description

The purpose of the job is to support the family to care for their child by undertaking a range of duties to support the child, working closely with other members of the team to provide the highest standards of care.

Our client will require help with all activities of daily living and also to enable him to access learning, social and leisure activities.

Your task will be to promote his wellbeing and support him in implementing the therapy programmes advised by his therapists and teachers. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills whilst contributing to his therapy programme and care regime, working in a friendly and supportive team where full training will be provided

Specific duties 

  • To act as a member of the staff team, supporting other team members as necessary and undertaking duties delegated by our client’s parents or the case manager
  • Maintaining all aspects of personal care including bathing, washing, dressing, toileting and feeding as the client is totally dependent on support with absolutely all of daily living
  • Maintaining the client’s general health and welfare
  • Supporting therapeutic programmes
  • Supporting postural management programme
  • To implement appropriate therapeutic and leisure activities in the home and wider community and to offer our client stimulation and opportunities for interactive/constructive activities
  • Checking and cleaning of equipment
  • Driving the client’s large adapted vehicle (where appropriate)
  • Maintaining the client’s safety in all environments
  • Some cleaning, laundry and other domestic tasks as required by the client will be involved


  • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the workplace.
  • Promote effective communication and relationships.
  • Contribute to the protection of individuals from abuse.
  • Establish and maintain a trusting, therapeutic, working relationship
  • Travel to hospitals or elsewhere for therapeutic care (if applicable)
  • Liaise with other agencies as required
  • Complete daily records as advised including; time sheets, daily record sheets, medication sheets, petty cash sheets and critical incidents.
  • Attend training sessions as arranged
  • Attending care team review meetings and supervision meetings with the Case Manager and review meetings with the employer and other persons as nominated by the employer



  • Confident about working in the client’s lively family home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of our client and his family
  • Able to establish a good rapport with the client and to engage in activities appropriate to his age and functional abilities
  • Aptitude and desire to work with a young adult with complex needs
  • A positive outlook and a sense of humour
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proactive and encouraging
  • Patient and tolerant
  • Non-judgemental and open minded
  • A good communicator
  • Honest, reliable, punctual and trustworthy with a responsible aptitude
  • A flexible approach and able to use own initiative
  • Able and willing to update existing skills and/or learn new skills
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and privacy
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Non-smoker.


  • Experience of working with children or young people with complex needs.  Aptitude and desire to work with a young adult with complex needs is more important
  • Full clean driving licence and able to drive the child’s large adapted vehicle

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Female Support Worker

Support Worker to join a team in Northwood, HA6

We are the HR Department for our Clients. The family are looking for support workers to care for their daughter in their own home – direct employment

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We are looking for female Support Workers* to join our small home care team to care for a 10 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy and associated complex needs in her family home in permanent roles.You will often be working with another Support Worker.A full, clean UK drivers licence is essential and you will drive the client’s adapted vehicle.

She is an exuberant and extremely sociable young girl with a great sense of humour who thoroughly enjoys, playing games, cooking, arts/crafts and pursuing her leisure interests of skiing, sailing, swimming and theme parks.

About you

We are looking for Support Workers who have a fun energetic personality and can keep up with a dynamic young girl. You must be experienced in supporting children with special needs, in particular with a child who has both physical and communication difficulties. You will have a positive outlook and be willing to learn about the child’s particular needs.Support Workers will be punctual and respectful of working in a family home and environment.

*Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010

An enhanced DBS certificate is a requirement, criminal convictions may not necessarily prevent employment.

Please provide your CV when applying



JOB TITLE:                                              Family Support Worker

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISORS:                 Parents

PAY:    Week days £14 per hour, Weekends and bank holidays £16.00 per hour

SHIFTS: Talk to us if these shifts don’t suit. For the right person … 

Weekends and school holidays: 8am to 5pm, 9am to 5pm, 5pm to 9pm and 5pm to 10pm.

Term time: weekdays (Monday to Friday) various shifts between 6.45am to 11am and 2.30pm to 10pm.


To provide personal care, support and stimulating environment for the client. Undertake tasks as detailed in the care plans.  Ensure the highest “quality of life” for the client both in her home and elsewhere.


 As a member of staff:

  • Work with client, professionals and family to undertake duties required in a support worker role and as requested by the client, family and case manager
  • To be a professional member of the support worker team, supporting colleagues as necessary
  • To ensure that colleagues are fully informed of recent developments at handover time
  • Be aware of issues of safeguarding and alert case manager to any concerns regarding the client’s safety and wellbeing
  • Be reliable and punctual; alert the family, at the earliest possible opportunity, if unable to attend for work in an emergency or in case of illness.
  • To maintain expected high standards of care and report to the others on duty any breaches in professional practice, and/or inform parents or case manager
  • Participate in meetings called by the parents and / or case manager
  • In conjunction with parents and case manager, to be involved in supervision and appraisal to monitor personal and professional development.

Direct work with the client:

  • To ensure individual needs of the child are met, at all times ensuring her safety, and that routines are arranged so that the client’s needs are paramount.
  • To contribute to the planning of a programme of care and treatment to meet the child’s needs.  To prepare feedback and reports as required and participate in meetings, e.g. planning meetings and case conferences if appropriate.
  • To ensure client confidentiality at all times in record keeping and discussions concerning client.
  • To ensure dignity and respect and privacy are maintained at all times for her and her family.
  • To ensure that all duties will require negotiation and agreement with the parents.
  • To encourage her to live as full, active and comfortable a life as possible, planning and arranging social and recreational activities within the home and in the local community, taking into account her health and medical condition.  To ensure that in such planning the parents play as full a part as possible in the day to day running of the client’s situation.
  • When required, to support the family during holiday periods at home and possibly abroad; this is negotiable. On occasional days and weekends when parents are away to take responsibility for the sole charge of the child.
  • To offer her stimulation and opportunities for interactive and explorative play, taking into account her medical and health condition.
  • To liaise with external agencies as requested by the parents or Case Manager in relation to the individual needs of the child (Medical Professionals, Pharmacy, G.P., Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapists, Educational Services, etc.).
  • To assist with all aspects of personal care and daily living for her once training has been given.
  • To monitor medical supplies and, if running low, notify the parents so that the stock can be replenished.
  • To assist her with exercises and treatment as instructed by any identified therapist or her parents.
  • To have particular regard to the monitoring of the health of the child, this could change significantly and rapidly.
  • To maintain patience and calmness at all times and, following guidelines given, act on own initiative to deal with circumstances to the best of your ability.  This may, on occasions, necessitate emergency treatment or admission to hospital.
  • Administer any medication prescribed as agreed with the family and keep a written record of all drugs administered as per the Medication Policy.
  • To provide a daily written handover record of input with the child, also to record any changes in her presentation and feedback to family and staff members in the communication book.
  • To provide high standards of cleanliness, comfort and homeliness at all times.
  • To undertake some household duties as and when necessary relating to the child and the areas she accesses within the home; also to assist with the cleaning of specific equipment and resources.
  • To work with her family and friends. This may involve the highest degree of sensitivity and insight into family dynamics.
  • Show sensitivity and consideration when working in the client’s home, respecting her family’s personal boundaries and privacy and interacting as appropriate with her siblings.
  • To be imaginative and creative in finding new interests and activities for and with the client.
  • To act as an empathetic and caring companion to the client.


  • Ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard and that the welfare of the client is paramount at all times.
  • To be individually accountable for standards of professional practice.
  • In an emergency and in case of illness, to be flexible and to stand in for other staff members.
  • To be open to and willing to obtain additional training to at least HSC Level 2.
  • Comply with relevant legislation and operational guidelines.
  • To undertake any other related duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the post.


Essential Requirements:

  • Be willing not to smoke during your hours of duty.
  • Excellent references and enhanced DBS
  • Experience of working with children with special needs, especially a child with complex physical difficulties.
  • Willing to partake in training sessions and use new information in your role as Support Worker.
  • Be physically fit to participate in the client’s therapeutic activities.
  • Be physically able to support moving and handling needs.
  • Ability to assist sensitively with intimate personal care and support client in developing her own skills and awareness.
  • Able to cope with a busy family household and work with our client’s family in a sensitive and positive manner, also with her siblings.
  • Able to demonstrate a positive interest and attitude to working with a child with special needs, fostering choice, independence and confidence.
  • Commitment to non-discriminatory practice and to social inclusion.
  • Awareness of safeguarding and the rights of young people.
  • Able to use initiative to provide energetic, constructive and creative play activities.
  • Able to commit to agreed hours, attending punctually and reliably.
  • Able to be flexible, energetic, fun and lively, and support the client’s and family’s chosen lifestyle and interests.
  • Flexibility to vary hours to reflect college and holiday routines, and to attend occasional meetings and supervision.
  • Willing and able to take the client out, both at home and abroad, to places of interest, offering a safe and secure routine.
  • Able to listen wholeheartedly to assist the client to use her emerging and developing communication skills.
  • Able to assist with all household tasks and duties as requested by the client’s parents
  • Be able and willing to work using own initiative but also collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Resourceful, self-motivated and calm in order to deal competently with any challenges that arise when working alone.
  • Able to follow through on recommendations made by the therapy, medical and school professionals involved with the client.
  • Sound basis education with good written and effective verbal communication skills to facilitate the documentation of accurate records of your work with the client.
  • Commitment to be actively involved in regular supervision, appraisal and personal development
  • Characteristics – good sense of humour, dedication, flexibility, professional, respectful, adaptable.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality during all discussions and documentation.
  • Above all, to provide our client with a high quality of care, support and fun!


  • Health and Social Care / Certificate for the Children & Young People’s Workforce.
  • Flexibility to work occasional additional hours in order to join in particular activities.
  • Ability to use and understand Makaton.
  • Be able to accompany the family on occasional weekends away and for occasional family holidays in the UK and possibly abroad.


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Carer Support Worker in Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Are you a Support Worker looking for a job in Haywards Heath? Our client, is looking for you! She is a 12-year old girl who lives in Hayward Heath, West Sussex, with her parents and siblings.

Shifts offered are both waking nights and day shifts. It’s important that you have some flexibility. We’d love to hear from you if you can offer day, night shifts, or both.

Contact us for an application pack as soon as possible if you’d like this Care Support Worker position. Send a covering letter when you return the application form and let us know your availability.

The general work pattern for a Support Worker with our client in Haywards Heath is :

Waking nights :

  • Sunday to Thursday from 21:00 to 09:00
  • Friday to Saturday from 19:30 to 07:30

After school :

  • Monday to Thursday from 15:30 to 21:00
  • Friday 15:30 to 19:30

Weekends and school holidays

  • Variable shifts depending on family activities.


Pay rates :

  • Day shifts – £13 p/h to £15 p/h
  • Night shifts – £14 p/h to £16 p/h

About our client

A 12-year old girl who has complex physical and learning disabilities.  She lives with her mum, dad and 2 younger siblings.  Our client is non-verbal with sensory impairments and complex physical needs, so full support is needed to undertake all activities of daily living. She is fed via a gastrostomy and uses a combination of facial expressions, symbols and some eye pointing to communicate, and is exploring Eyegaze.

She requires a high level of care both during the day and especially at night as she frequently wakes and has an unpredictable sleep pattern.  She uses CPAP to support her respiration at night and needs attention with regards to her gastrostomy and fluid intake.

Our client enjoys the company of happy, lively people with outgoing personalities. She enjoys playing with her siblings, has a fantastic sense of humour and loves joining in all activities integral to family life.  She enjoys being out in the community and therefore a full clean UK driving licence is essential.

About the job

As a support worker you will meet all our client’s care needs which include ensuring her comfort at all times, administering medication, preparing blended diet, implementing therapy plans as set out by her team of therapists, such as speech and language therapy, as well as providing personal care. Support workers / cares will be expected to keep accurate care records.

You will be comfortable working within the family home, as part of a large team of support workers. The team provide care 7 nights a week, after school hours, at weekends and during school holidays.

Her parents enjoy spending quality one-to-one time with our client so team members will support her siblings from time to time.

Some support workers will provide extensive support to the family whilst away on holidays within or outside the UK.

About you

We are looking for a *female support worker for this role in Haywards Heath. You will have a good sense of humour, be responsible, trustworthy, organised with a focus on excellent timekeeping and planning.

Essential :

  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • Passport for travel outside the UK
  • Able to carry out care and outdoor activities
  • Experience of working with children with complex needs
  • Excellent communication, social skills, patience and tolerance
  • Excellent spoken English in order to assist with speech and language therapy tasks.

Satisfactory references, right to work in the UK, and an Enhanced DBS certificate is a requirement for this role. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from working in this position.

* The Employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010


We look forward to hearing from you!

Embrace HR Limited is not a recruitment agency. We are an HR company and recruit directly for our clients.  Visit our website for more information https://embracehr.co.uk/jobs/

No agencies please 



CLOSED – Gloucester – carer / buddy


Please contact us now and quote GL-CW2017.

This is a full-time position with a fixed term contract for one year, for a Rehab Assistant/ Carer / Buddy in Gloucester who has a cheerful and positive outlook, is proactive, reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator.


Working Time

School Term : 30 hours per week (split shift): Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 9:30am / 3:30pm to 7:30 pm

School Holidays: 40 hours per week: Monday to Friday – times to be mutually agreed and flexibility required for these hours and additional hours when required.

Additional hours when accompanying family on holiday, for supervision and training



£11.00 per hour – Sunday to Friday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

£13:00 per hour – Monday to Friday 8:00 pm to 7:00 am (this rate applies to overnight on family holidays).  Sleeping nights at NMW or National Living Wage will apply


About the job

Our client is an adolescent boy who has Cerebral Palsy and lives at home in Gloucester with his mum, dad and younger brother.  He has a physical disability and is a wheelchair user.  He is dependent for all aspects of his care.   He has good day to day understanding and communicates by vocalisation, facial expression and via an Eye gaze communicator.

You will work within the family home, as well as supporting him with activities in the community and on family holidays to assist with client care, this could be outside of the UK and for up to two weeks.

A current, clean driver’s licence is a requirement as you will be expected to drive the client’s vehicle.


You should be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of a team, to attend team meetings, supervisions and training as appropriate, and to ensure a safe and consistent approach to the client’s care.

You will assist our client in all aspects of daily living, (personal, domestic, social/leisure and vocational, this will involve the use of a range of specialized equipment for example, hoists, postural seating systems and communication aids etc,) with the object of assisting his parents to meet his care needs, carry out his therapy programmes and in enabling him to pursue a fulfilling lifestyle.  You will also prepare meals and drinks for the client when required.

  • You will also assist our client during Hydrotherapy sessions, so confidence in the water is a requirement of the role.
  •  It is of prime importance for the Rehab Assistant/Carer/Buddy to facilitate our clients independence at all times, respecting confidentiality and privacy of our client and his family at all times.

We are looking for the right person and will provide supervision, guidance and required training, you will be comfortable working in a home with two small family dogs.


About you and your experience

  • Confident in water.
  • Clean UK driving license
  • Availability to attend family holidays, supervision and training when required.
  • Happy to work in a home with pet dogs.
  • Proactive, encouraging approach and aptitude to work with young people with complex needs.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator, sensitive to the needs and wishes of our client.
  • Able to work flexibly, use initiative and learn new skills through training and instruction as agreed with the client/his parents/case manager.
  • To have a positive outlook, cheerful disposition along with a sense of humour
  • * Physically fit – even with specialist equipment in place and appropriate training, it is important that you are physically fit and able to use a hoist. A Handling Management Plan designed to reduce the risk of handling injuries may require you to bend, kneel, squat or lunge to ensure good posture during handling tasks.
  • Responsible attitude with a respect for confidentiality and client/family privacy at all times.
  • Some experience in providing care and carrying out therapy programmes is desirable
  • An Enhanced DBS is a requirement of the post. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed


This post operates a non-smoking environment at all times.


Are you the right person for the job? Is the job right for you?

We would love to hear from you so send us your CV and covering letter.


 No agencies please.

*The Employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010

Send your covering letter and CV, quote reference GL-CW2017 to recruitment@embracehr.co.uk or contact us here for an application pack.