Support Worker – Adults (Learning Disabilities) – Torquay, Devon

Support Worker – Adults (Learning Disabilities)

The Lifeworks Centre

Torquay, Devon


Support Worker – Adults (Learning Disabilities)
Torquay, Devon
Salary scale: £10.41 – £11.09 per hour (dependant on qualifications)
Working hours: Full-time days (40 hours per week) or part-time days (hours to be discussed)

Care to make a difference to a young adult’s life? Then this could be the career for you. We are looking for a Support Worker to join our team at Sesame, our adult residential home in Torquay.

About the Role

As a Support Worker, you will provide support to young adults with complex learning disabilities as they go about their daily lives. Sesame offers a safe environment, enabling residents to explore their potential and develop their level of independence with help from caring and skilled support staff.

You’ll receive full training and ongoing support in your role to build on your existing experience and enable you to achieve your career ambitions.

Delivering a high level of personal care, you will ensure the boundaries of choice, dignity and respect are maintained and if necessary, safeguarding issues are pursued.

Your average week could consist of either 12 hour shifts (08.00am – 20.00pm) or 6 hour shifts (08.00am – 14.00pm or 14.00pm – 20.00pm). You will need to have availability to work alternate weekends.

About Us

We are a Learning Disability charity based at Dartington in Devon. Across the local area, we have Children & Adults Residential Homes, a Further Education College and Community based programmes.

At Lifeworks, we believe in the rights of all individuals with a learning disability, however complex, to receive the services and support they need to develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.

Lifeworks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults, and we expect all staff to share this commitment. For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought, and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

About You

Although it is not a prerequisite, successful applicants will be expected to obtain the Care Certificate within an agreed timeframe.

Responsible, dependable and committed, as a Support Worker, you must also have a friendly, encouraging and easy-going attitude, as well as great communication skills.

In return, we would like to support you in making care work your career, offering you an extensive induction on commencement of employment and amazing array of training opportunities; we will also work with you on your own individual development plan to help you to progress in your career.


We are a well-established Charity that provides an excellent range of staff benefits:

– 28 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing with service
– Annual incremental pay rises (within grade)
– Pension and Life Assurance (T&Cs apply)
– Enhanced Company Sick Pay (after qualifying period)
– Employee Assistance Scheme
– Retail/High Street shopping discounts (Charity Worker’s Discounts)
– Fully funded Enhanced DBS & Update Service
– Refer a Friend bonus scheme (T&Cs apply)
– Comprehensive induction & training programmes

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to encouraging applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria specified in the person specification, by offering a guaranteed interview.

If you require any further information about this role or support with the online application process (other formats available) please call or email us.


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