Support Worker - Residential

  • Making Space
  • Kingshill Court, Standish, Wigan, Greater Manchester WN6 0AR, UK
  • 12 Feb, 2024

Job Description


We have an opportunity available for a Part Time Support Worker (£12.00 per hour) to join the team at Kingshill based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN6 0AR.


Please click here for further details about the service.


At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.


Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.


Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected.


Tailor making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every day count. We understand that every person’s needs circumstances are different, so we strive to provide customised support and assistance to ensure all those in our care are able to live their best lives.


Dreaming Big is about harnessing imagination to generate confidence in ourselves and others to take the first step. We believe that anything is possible when we set our minds to it and we are 100% dedicated to helping others believe in themselves too.


Having Courage is about committing bravely to working in ways that take us to new places.  We believe that our team at Making Space really do make a real change to those we serve and we must be willing to take risks and be bold in our decision making.


Being ready is about responding to whatever comes our way by moving forward together. We know too well that life can be unpredictable but by working together and being prepared we can overcome any obstacles.


At Making Space we are committed to making a difference in the lives of those in our care, we live and breathe our core values and our looking for likeminded individuals to join our team on our mission to make a positive impact to those in our community who need us most


As a Support Worker, you will have the incredible opportunity to embody our core values of kind hearts, tailor-making, dreaming big, having courage, and being ready. Your role will involve providing exceptional care and unwavering support to service users, particularly those with learning disabilities, complex needs, and behaviour that challenges.


You will provide personal care, administer medication and assist with domestic tasks. With your kind and compassionate heart, you will create an environment of warmth and care that will make service users feel seen and valued.


As a tailor-made supporter, you will have the opportunity to adjust your approach to each individual's unique needs, ensuring they receive the highest level of care possible. With courage in your heart, you will tackle any challenges that may arise with unwavering determination, knowing that your presence alone brings comfort to those who need it most.


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It’s important to note that you do not need prior industry experience or any specific qualifications to be considered for this role.  


On joining Making Space you will be supported step by step with on-the-job training as well as the opportunity to undertake professional qualifications if desired and required for your role. 


We are seeking individuals who can showcase that their personal values align ours here at Making Space .


We are constantly reviewing our benefits packages to ensure our employees are receiving the very best company perks and we are always seeking out further additions.

Our current benefits include:

  • Wagestream – Access up to 30% of your wages as you earn,
  • Lifestyle benefits through Bravo Benefits and Health service discounts
  • Up to 28 days holidays per year including bank holidays (pro rata for part time)
  • We pay double time for Xmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
  • Our employees can buy and sell up to 2 weeks holiday – statutory limits apply
  • Access to our library of learning through our e-portal
  • Want to upskill? We will invest in you and provide you with qualifications in level 2-6 in Health and Social Care, Management, Admin plus other continuous professional development should you wish to further your career within Social Care.
  • We invest heavily in your career progression; did you know at least half of our senior posts are filled internally through promotion.
  • Travel schemes including cycle to work, car maintenance and 40p per mile travel expenses.
  • We run a colleague engagement hub with monthly and annual colleague awards
  • Pension Scheme 3% employer contribution as a minimum
  • Paid Sick leave

Successful applicants will be subject to employment checks, including DBS and references checks and provided with safeguarding training. Making Space is an equal opportunities employer.

We can only accept applications from those who are legally entitled to live and work within the United Kingdom.


£12.00 per hour