Support Worker

Discipline: Social Care
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £24,960 (£12.00ph) - £27,289 (£13.12) per annum (depending on experienced and shift/hours worked)
Contact name: Careers

Contact email:
Job ref: 006282
Published: about 2 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a leading charity dedicated to providing exceptional education and care for children and young adults with complex neurodisabilities, physical disabilities and health needs. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff create a nurturing environment where individuals can thrive, reach their full potential and make a difference to their lives and that of their families.


An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Social Care department for a Support Worker. This is an exciting role for Chailey Heritage Foundation and offers the opportunity to provide person centered support to children and young adults with physical disabilities and complex health needs in order to promote independence and personal fulfilment.




JOB TITLE: Support Worker

SALARY: £24,960 (£12.00ph) - £27,289 (£13.12) per annum (depending on experienced and shift/hours worked)


HOURS: Shift work (we can offer between 14 hours and 40 hours per week)


*         Mornings – 07.00- 14.00

*         Late- 13.45- 21.00

*         Split shift- 07.30am – 10.00am | 15.00- 21.00


We offer an enhanced rate for weekends and bank holidays.

(can be subject to change)


Weekends rate enhancement + 25% - £15.00- £16.40

Bank Holiday rate enhancement + double time- £24.00 - £26.24


In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive first-class induction and ongoing training from qualified professionals. This includes supporting you to achieve the care certificate and a level 3 Diploma.




Skills and Experience:


  • Having a basic understanding of the care and support needs of people with physical disabilities and respecting them as individuals
  • Able to speak and understand English so as to be able to communicate with people with a disability.
  • Good basic understanding of Maths, English, and IT
  • Commitment to work towards recognised qualification.
  • NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) or willingness to undertake training to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Willing to learn to communicate in different ways to be understood by young adults.
  • Able to support children and young adults to participate in a range of activities.
  • Willing to attend specific training and then set up gastrostomy feeds for children and young adults.
  • Willing to work shift work including evenings, weekends, and public holidays.


Other useful skills and experience:

  • Willing to attend specific training and then undertake the preparation and administration of medication.
  • Experience of working with children and/or adults with disabilities
  • Full manual driving license valid for UK
  • Willingness to drive the Foundation vehicles including minibuses.



  • You will have the pleasure of attending a variety of days out and participate in fun activities with our children and young people
  • Eating and drinking – learning how different children and young people can be helped to eat and drink safely.
  • Medicines – learning how to ensure that the children and young people you work with receive the correct medicine at the right time.
  • Epilepsy – learning how to safely manage children and young people who have seizures, and what to do in an emergency.
  • Manual handling – learning to use all sorts of equipment with the children and young people while keeping them and yourself safe.
  • Intimate care – ensuring that the children and young people’s hygiene needs are taken care of safely and with dignity
  • Powered mobility – learning to use powered wheelchairs and other equipment safely, and how to encourage the children and young people to learn to drive.
  • Safeguarding – you will be trained to understand all aspects of safeguarding, with an emphasis on what this means for children and young people with disabilities.


For more information on the role please click here to review the job description.




Our comprehensive benefits package includes a diverse range of discount facilities and perks, ensuring that there's something for everyone.


In addition to a competitive salary, we provide access to:

  • Discount facilities
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare Cashplan
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing Centre
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Free tea/coffee/kitchen facilities
  • Onsite Café
  • Free parking.


Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and young adults. Employment will be subject to the receipt of two satisfactory professional references, an enhanced DBS certificate and occupational health clearance. It is an offence to apply for any job in regulated activity with children and vulnerable adults if you are barred from doing so.


As part of our recruitment process, Chailey Heritage Foundation (CHF) collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants.  CHF is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data to meet its obligations under GDPR.  Please ensure you have reviewed our privacy policy prior to completing an application with us.


If you believe this role sounds like you, and you are looking to make a real difference within our organization, please apply today to be considered. For any enquiries, please contact careers on either or via WhatsApp on 07923233178.