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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/06/2021.

Support Worker (Barrow-In-Furness)

Job Reference: J380-A-21-0285

Northern Healthcare
Glen Garth House

A little bit about Northern Healthcare

Northern Health Care provides mental health recovery services across many regions within the UK. Our services consist of Support Living and community outreach services which provide our residents and service users with access to 24 hr support from experienced clinical and support staff.

What we are looking for

We are currently looking to recruit liked minded support workers to join our team who are committed and have the values, passion, and determination in putting people first, whilst supporting lives of people with a learning disability or mental health illness.

It’s hard work and can sometimes be challenging but the rewards are truly amazing!

As a support worker, you will be at the heart of supporting our service users on a daily basis. You will work with service users to help them live a fulfilled and happy life, whilst living as independently as possible. You will help to enable them to develop positive relationships and to be valued as an equal member of their local community as part of their rehabilitation.

As part of this role you will work closely with a variety of colleagues and support staff to prioritise outcome-focused support to our residents.


Where you’ll be working

The role is a full-time position working 38.5 hours per week. This role requires a level of flexibility as you will be working on a 7 days rotational shift pattern 8am-8pm during the day and 8pm-8am waking nights, including weekends at our service at Glen Garth House, Barrow-In-Furnes, Cumbria, LA13 9JY.


In return you’ll receive

  • Salary £18,018 per annum (hourly rate of £9.00)
  • Company Pension scheme and contribution
  • Flexible working week
  • Career development and ‘on the job’ learning opportunities
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Access to discounted products and services
  • Enhanced disclosure check cost covered
  • Option to work towards NVQ in Health and Social Care


Your responsibilities as a Support Worker

  • Support service users with day to day activities enabling them to be able to live a full and as independent life as possible. This may include help to manage budgeting, domestic tasks or meal preparation
  • To support service users with grocery shopping and attending routine appointments.
  • Ensuring that our service users are at the heart of everything we do.
  • Support service users whilst taking of prescribed medication.
  • Support service users to be as active as they would like to be as part of their local community, whilst encouraging them to try out new things. These could include days out, family visits or arranging to go to college or use their local leisure facilities.
  • Regularly review support plans whilst ensuring that they are committed to working toward their needs and aspirations.
  • Working positively and collaboratively with other colleagues within the team
  • Work within and implement our policy and procedure, including confidentiality and safeguarding.
  • Escalate as appropriate any concerns or issues in a timely manner.
  • To maintain and keep accurate records whilst reporting in a factual and ‘person centered’ approach.
  • Ideally, you will have some experience as a support worker or have gained your level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care


DBS Disclosure

Northern Healthcare follows safer recruitment when recruiting staff for all roles within the company and It is important that all applicants are aware of individual responsibilities when working with vulnerable adults, whilst promoting safeguarding of our service users. Candidates will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, prior to starting with us.



For all roles we require a minimum of two references provided that must cover the last 3 years. If you have worked with vulnerable adults in the past we will be required to request references for each of these employers should you be successfully appointed.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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