Support Worker

West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire  ‐ Onsite
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Support Worker

Across all services in Yorkshire

£12.00 - £12.50 per hour

Full time or Part time available  

Company Benefits:

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Charitable matching
  • Blue Light discount
  • An extra days’ annual leave on us for your birthday!
  • Long Service Awards
  • Monthly award scheme (and much more!)

Summary of role:      

The Support Worker will provide personalised support to enable individuals to live safely, happily and successfully in the community.

About The Bridge

The Bridge provides community based registered care services for people with learning disabilities, autism and associated complex care needs. We provide personalised outcome based support to enable individuals with significant care and support needs to live safely, happily and successfully in the community.

Our focus is to fill the gaps in accommodation and support provision for uniquely complex and challenging individuals by taking a fresh perspective to their support needs. We provide bespoke individual accommodation choices that are entirely flexible to meet individual needs.

Everyone’s opinion matters to us and we see this as key to the success of the people we support. The Bridge recognises the value and importance of developing a safe and reliable home setting for the people we support. As a support worker your primary role is to work as part of the team to enable people we support live a full and independent life. This includes a large variety of activities like going for walks, cinema, pampering, bowling, a trip out in the car and even taking the service users on holiday. You play an important role in supporting our service users to attend medical appointments, shopping, food preparation, keeping their home clean as well as liaising with external stakeholders such as Primary Care providers and family members.

If you’re looking for a role that makes a positive difference to your community this Support Worker role could be the one for you!

At The Bridge Care, our values are the cornerstone of everything we do. They guide our actions, decisions, and interactions, shaping the way we operate as an organization. We believe in living our values every day, as they are fundamental to our identity and the quality of care we provide.

Our values…

  • Change perceptions. See the world through the eyes of the people we support and Mold the world around them
  • Take a different outlook. Be confident to use our wealth of experience and knowledge to look at unique situations differently
  • Be nice, kind, patient, resourceful, open minded, resilient and forgiving
  • Understand why situations occur. We take an evidence based approach to why behaviour occurs and how to respond appropriately.
  • Everyone’s opinions matters. We value every individual as part of the team and they are key to the success of the people we support and the organization.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Personal Care: Provide assistance with personal hygiene tasks such as bathing, grooming, and dressing.
  • Meal Preparation: Plan and prepare nutritious meals and snacks based on dietary requirements and preferences.
  • Ensure food safety standards are upheld during food handling, storage, and preparation.
  • Accommodate special dietary needs as directed by healthcare professionals.
  • Environmental Hygiene: Maintain a clean, safe, and hygienic environment throughout the site.
  • Perform regular cleaning tasks including sweeping, mopping, dusting, and sanitizing surfaces.
  • Monitor and address any environmental hazards or safety concerns promptly.
  • Engagement Activities: Organize and participate in a variety of activities tailored to the interests and abilities of individuals we support.
  • Foster a supportive and stimulating atmosphere conducive to social interaction and mental stimulation.
  • Encourage participation and engagement to enhance overall well-being.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain accurate records of daily activities, observations, and any significant changes in health or behaviour.
  • Document meal consumption, medication administration, and any incidents or accidents that occur.
  • Ensuring information is readily accessible to relevant parties.
  • Incident Reporting: Promptly report any incidents, accidents, or issues that arise during support duties.
  • Document incidents thoroughly, including details of what occurred, individuals involved, and any actions taken.
  • Communicate with supervisors, healthcare professionals, and family members as appropriate to ensure timely resolution of issues.

Qualifications and Skills:

Previous experience in caregiving, support work, or related fields would be an advantage although not necessary.

  • Knowledge of personal care techniques, meal preparation, and hygiene standards.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact compassionately and effectively with individuals of varying needs and abilities.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in record-keeping and documentation.
  • Ability to remain calm and composed in challenging situations, demonstrating empathy and professionalism.
  • Willingness to undergo background checks and relevant training as required by regulatory standards.

What we offer:

  • £12.00 per hour rising to £12.50 on successful completion of six month probation period.
  • £8.91 per hour sleepover rate.
  • A comprehensive mandatory induction with ongoing specialist training in autism, epilepsy, ARC Positive Behavioural Support, ARC Physical Intervention and medication administration. All staff are supported fully to complete their care certificate.
  • Optional access to our Bridge Training Academy to undertake Accredited Diplomas up to Level 5
  • Full time roles - 40 hours, Part-time roles – 28 hours
  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Opportunities for career progression and career development.

What are we looking for?

  • Innovative thinker and problem solver
  • Personable and friendly, kind , patient and resilient
  • Committed to a high level of care
  • Proactive and enthusiastic
  • Professional with good attention to detail
  • Able to prioritise tasks
  • Works with Integrity, has a good work ethic and moral compass      

Personal Situation:

  • Flexible to work both day and night shifts including weekends
  • Right to work in the UK


We are a Value-Based employer that recruits based on our core values so no experience is necessary. An empathic and kind nature with the people at the heart of everything you do will help you to succeed.

Equal Opportunities:

As an employer dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment, we prioritize anti-discriminatory policies and practices. It is imperative that the post holder not only aligns with these values but also actively advocates for and promotes them within our organisation.

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) paid for by the company.

Please send your CV and covering letter.


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