Support Worker

We adopt a ‘name blind’ approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made - please note that this also includes any CV uploaded. Equality monitoring information is not accessible by recruiting managers at any stage.
Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Highfields, Cemetry Road, Huddersfield, HD1
Grade 5
£20,408 - £20,780 based on 35 hours

South Kirklees Day Opportunities (SKDO) provides a service for adults aged 18 and above whom have a wide range of complex learning disabilities and can also present complex health and/or behavioural needs. 

It is a safe, and friendly environment for individuals where they can meet others and take part in activities that will help maintain their life skills.  

Main duties as a Support Worker will be:

Supporting individuals with a wide range of tasks around movement & handling, personal care, supporting with exercise programs, administration of medication / buccal rescue medication, and Gastrostomy care

Working with individuals on a 1-1 with individuals with complex health/behaviours, promoting daily living skills, offering choices / guidance, and promoting dignity, respecting service users’ cultural beliefs, lifestyle, privacy and confidentially

Contributing to care plans and risk assessments, assisting with transport to/from individual’s home

Other requirements for a Support Worker are:

An understanding of Adult Social Care

Caring and flexible approach

Hold the Care Certificate (or equivalent) or be prepared to complete this within 12 weeks of appointment

Willingness to undertake specialist training

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this job.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

04 October 2022, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.