Care & Support Worker

Care & Support Worker 

Salary: from £9.30ph once qualified and our unsocial hours rates go up to £13.95ph

Position: full-time, part-time, nights or bank hours available and to be agreed upon appointment

Benefits: Health Care Plan, Extensive Training, Pension

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging role where you can make a real difference to the lives of individuals with visual impairments and other complex disabilities then this role will suit you.  The work is person-centred and we aim to help each individual to live as independently and fully as possible.

Support Worker

Our Care/Support workers provide daily support and personal care, and once fully trained will administer medication to clients.  Duties may also include arranging daily activities, taking clients out on trips and activities, helping a client to prepare their meals or attending sensory sessions at Wilberforce House.  We also encourage clients to develop and maintain positive relationships with family and friends.

If you are new to the social care sector you can learn more about “what it means to care” at: Every Day is Different.

During your induction period, we will support you to achieve the Care Certificate (if you are not already qualified) and complete your induction period.  After successful completion of your Care Certificate and induction period, you will receive £9.30 per hour Monday to Friday and £10.30 per hour for nights and weekends.  Sleepovers are paid at £87.20 for a 10-hour shift and we pay up to £13.95 per hour for bank holidays.

Additional benefits include:

  • A Simplyhealth Plan which gives you instant access to GPs, counsellors and physiotherapists.  It also helps cover the cost of health treatments, such as dental, optical, physiotherapy and more.
  • 20 days’ holiday per year, plus bank holidays, increasing to 25 days plus bank holidays after 2 years’ service.
  • Pension (defined contribution).

There are opportunities to progress within the organisation, gain recognised qualifications and take on additional responsibilities.  

Read more about a day in the life of a support worker at the Wilberforce Trust in this interview with Lou.  

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At the Wilberforce Trust, we recognize that the qualities we seek in a care and support worker aren’t always apparent from a CV or application form.  Therefore, we invite you to complete the short questionnaire below and we will contact you to chat further about the role.

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The Wilberforce Trust is dedicated to helping those with visual impairment, sight loss, hearing loss and other disabilites across York, North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.