Job Reference: SWEVAF0624

Support Worker - EVAF

Plympton, Plymouth

Salary: £12.40 per hour

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing Date: Monday 8th July 2024

Job Description

Support Worker  

Hourly Rate: £12.40 (£12.00 base rate +40p complex service)​ 

Hours: 40 hours per week, Plus Sleep in shifts 

Annual earning potential: £25,792 

​​Location: Ridge Road, Plympton, Plymouth​ 

Essential: Female-only, Full UK driver’s licence and access to a vehicle* 


Havencare is a forward-thinking and growing charity.  We have been making a difference for 35 years, changing the lives of people who have learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries, and other support needs. Our big aims include every person having a home that is right for them, and support for the life they choose.​ 

At Havencare, first and foremost, we are looking for outstanding people who align with our values of Transparency, Quality and Engagement.​ 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and forward-thinking peopleandare excited to be recruiting Support Workers to support EVAF within our service in Plymouth. 


About the Role: 

F is a young woman we have transitioned into her very own home. She is very intelligent, caring and sociable and very creative and loves to make things out of clothing, she also likes to redesign her clothing by drawing designs on them. F loves her food and likes to cook and go out into her garden on her trampoline.​ 

F enjoys going out in her community in her car, going to the shops for a look around and loves to look in charity shops for a bargain! She enjoys spending times around animals, going to the park, beach, disco, going to Church, educational activities, going on holiday, going into the sea. ​ 

She has autism and pathological demand avoidance so needs strong sympathetic support who will take the time to understand her and support her in the best way for her. She likes to have confident, consistent support to enable her to build relationships and trust with them. F is usually willing to try new things if communicated to her well using a combination of verbal, pictures, objects of reference, videos etc. Social stories and daily visual planners work well.  ​ 

You will work as part of a team that enables F to direct her life by having opportunity, choice, and control and you will role model outstanding care and support to meet F’s needs.  You will be passionate about promoting her independence, and maintaining and promoting life skills, as well as supporting F with her health and well-being needs and requirements.​​ 


*F will receive 2:1 support and full training will be provided. We are looking for a driver with Full UK Driving license and has access to a vehicle. 

For occupational requirement reasons we are looking to appoint a female only for this post (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9). ​ 


About the usual working pattern: 

  • Rolling rota so you can plan your life, opportunity for overtime across services! 
  • Shifts are days with a sleep in 
  • Week 1  
    • Monday 9-22.00 sleep 
    • Tuesday 7am-9am 
    • Saturday 9am-22.00 sleep 
    • Sunday 7am – 2200 sleep 


    Week 2  

    • Monday 7am-9am 
    • Tuesday 9am-22.00 sleep 
    • Wednesday 7am-19.00 

We will provide you with: 

  • Quality training and development opportunities to maintain and enhance your skills and knowledge​ 
  • Free 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing​ 
  • Big financial rewards through our Refer a Friend Scheme​ 
  • Vouchers at Christmas, your work anniversary, and your birthday​ 
  • Annual pay of £25,792 and the opportunity to earn overtime. 
  • Paid DBS​ 
  • …and more!​ 

Closing date: The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 8th July 2024. Applications will be considered as and when received.​ 

If your application is successful, any offer of employment will be subject to:​ 

            A satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and subsequent registration for the DBS Update Service​ 

            2 acceptable / satisfactory references​ 

            Evidence of eligibility / right to work in the UK 

Check out the role brief and assignment information here: 2024 Role Brief – Support Worker – EVAF.pdf