Community Support Workers

Community Support Workers

Many of our Tenants have profound and multiple learning and physical disabilities. Although your role is to encourage them to be as independent as possible, in practice you will have to give them regular, and sometimes intensive, day-to-day support. This includes helping them to get up in the morning and assisting with personal care tasks.

The people we support live in their own home. Our staff support people in all aspects of their daily lives so that they can choose what they want to do, when they want to do it, and who they want to do it with.

It is a very rewarding job. Staff get an enormous sense of satisfaction from helping people to live fulfilled lives and from helping them to become more independent. Every day is different, depending on the activities that the Tenants want to do – from running their home, shopping, leisure and social activities, and further education and employment.

Clearly this is not a ‘9 to 5’ job. The Tenants need support 24 hours a day and you have to accept that you will be required to work at various hours and on any day of the week (including Bank Holidays).


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