Support Worker – Learning Difficulties

As a Support Worker, you will assist Service Users with activities of daily living as per assessment and care plan completed by the Service Manager or Director of Operations.

Some of the duties you will perform are:

  • General housekeeping e.g. cooking, shopping, domestic duties etc, and helping Service Users to maintain all aspects of their domestic lives
  • Organising socialization and social activities e.g. visiting family/friends, walks, cinema, theatre, meals out, reading etc
  • Monitoring progress and recording notes on daily record sheets relating to each visit
  • Liaise with families, friends, advocates, external agencies and the management team to provide a consistent approach that meets the individual needs of each service user
  • To empathise and actively listen to the service user and organising appropriate additional support where necessary
  • Supporting Service Users to access appropriate health care provision enabling them to make an informed choice regarding any prescribed treatment and seeking advice where necessary
  • To create opportunities for Service Users to develop establish and maintain personal relationships and social networks
  • To carry out duties as the Service Manager reasonably stipulates


You would also be required to

  • Preserve the service users Independence and dignity as much as possible.
  • Managing personal care with both dignity and respect
  • Report any changes or issues concerning the Service User to the office team
  • Observation of mental alertness and general physical condition
  • Reading and abiding by the care plan set out by the assessor in the Service User’s assessment
  • Supporting and understanding each individual Service User’s needs
  • To report back any areas of risk, not previously identified to the home manager
  • To promote equal opportunities and respect diversity
  • To work in accordance with the Health & Safety Act 1974


As a Support worker for Bluestar Medics Solutions we require:

  • A minimum of 6 months of experience in working with adults who have learning/multiple disabilities
  • An understanding of the needs of adults with learning disabilities who are vulnerable within society
  • Experience of providing care to people with learning disabilities
  • Physically fit and able to undertake safe manual handling practices
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good level of written and spoken English
  • Observant and sensitive to a Service User’s needs
  • Ability to liaise with outside agencies and other professionals
  • Ability to work autonomously and productively as part of a team
  • Knowledge of food hygiene/manual handling/health & safety standards and practices