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Home Support Worker - Surrey

Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom,

Posted: 6 days ago


To provide personalised support to young people with a learning disability,within their own home, at all timesrecognising their individuality and independence.  Following the individual’s support assessment, profile and risk assessment.  Whilst supporting each of the young people individually, to create and maintain positive relationships with their housemates.

To promote inclusion and diversity by respecting individuals rights in relation to their gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or other life choice or circumstance.

To work towards the organisations objective of “nurturing and enabling independence for young people with a disability.” To support each other and work as part of the team, respecting every individual’s gifts, skills and qualities, and the unique talents they bring to halow.

Main responsibilities:

  • To offer group and 1-1 personalised support to young people with a learning disability. Within their own home and whilst taking part in activities in other locations. 
  • At all times ensuring that support, assessments and risk assessments are adhered too.
  • To work with the young people meeting the requirements set out in their support assessments, to ensure that they can have a full and active life.  This will include; socialising, accessing learning and work placements, housework, cooking, shopping, personal administration and attending appointments.
  • You will be required to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and sleep-ins on a rolling shift pattern.
  • To attend young people’s reviews as and when required.
  • To support young people to maintain a safe and healthy environment within their home.  Making sure that any issues are identified and the appropriate people are notified. 

Core Responsibilities

  • To assist young people with all aspects of their personal, social and psychological care as appropriate.
  • To adhere to all aspects of Health and Safety, ensuring the health and safety of all young people and staff at all times.
  • To work as part of the team, maintaining clear accurate  records and good working relationships
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times except in the event of a safeguarding issue and adhere to halow’s confidentiality policy.
  • To participate in regular supervisory sessions, appraisals and team meetings.
  • To adhere to halow’s Policies and Procedures.
  • To attend common induction standard training and any other training required for the post.
  • To be aware of your legislative obligations and to adhere to these at all times
  • To bring to the attention of the manager any information, incident or occurrence that may affect the support to be received.
  • To report any significant changes in the young person’s behaviour or condition.
  • Only roles or duties which are identified in the young person’s support assessment should be undertaken
  • To ensure that support is delivered in a manner that demonstrates respect and rights of young people accessing services at all times.
  • To assist young people to gain as much independence as possible and to help them to exercise as much choice in their daily lives as they are able.

Person Specification:


  • NVQ in care or equivalent qualification or a willingness to undertake.
  • Willingness to undertake induction and mandatory training as required.

Experience/ Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Working with young people with a learning disability.
  • Administration skills.
  • IT skills – word, excel, publisher and data bases.
  • Good verbal communication  and written skills.
  • An understanding of equal opportunities, respect, individuality and promoting independence.

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to work flexible hours and to respond to change in service provision (desirable)
  • Ability to travel
  • Car owner (Desirable)
  • Commitment to promoting young people’s right
  • To be responsive to young people’s needs 
  • Honesty, reliability and punctuality
  • Able to work on own initiative and also within a team
  • Physically fit to perform the duties and responsibilities of the post

Job Details

Full Time
Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

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