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Support Worker posted by Randstad Care

Full Time
£17,062.50/ year
NHS Band 1

Job Description

Do you have a need to help others? Can you provide the right support for challenged children? Do you want fantastic holidays and a competitive pay rate?

If this sounds like you, Randstad are currently recruiting for a permanent Support Worker role in the Preston area.

We are working with a highly specialised school with associated residential homes for young people between the ages of 6 and 19 who suffer with Autism and complex needs.

If you are local, or you're willing to travel from the surrounding area, apply today!

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing excellent support for young adults with Autism and learning difficulties
  • Building relationships with service users and their families
  • Following care plans to help service users reach their goals
  • Assisting service users with daily care which can include but is not limited to: cooking, personal care and cleaning.
  • Helping these young people to enjoy activities within their local community. Building a positive relationship with these young people will allow you to identify activities that they will love!
  • Finding a way to communicate that works for both you and the young person you're working with is of the utmost importance. This will help to build a relationship and minimise challenging behaviour.
  • You will be required to help these young people work through challenging times

Preferred Skills:

  • Have minimum experience of 6 months working in a residential setting
  • Be patient, sociable and empathetic, in order to establish good relationships with our young people based on confidence, trust, understanding and mutual respect
  • Willing to perform personal care tasks
  • Be prepared to deal with challenging behaviour which may be exhibited by a young person at any time for any number of reasons
  • Be willing to assist in household maintenance tasks such as cleaning in order to maintain the high level of cleanliness expected within the children's homes
  • Have worked in a challenging behaviour setting before
  • Have physical intervention experience
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Be able to deal with challenging behaviour
  • NVQ level 2 in Health and social care or above would be an advantage (not essential)


  • Have Autism experience
  • Diploma level 2/3 in Health and Social Care or minimum of 6 months working in a residential setting
  • NVQ in Health and Social Care
  • Be prepared to deal with challenging behaviour which may be exhibited by a young person at any time for any number of reasons
  • Valid DBS
  • Passion for care and support work
  • Motivated can-do attitude while working on the job
  • Be person-centred, caring, passionate and understanding


  • Become part of a well established, national healthcare provider
  • 33 days annual leave (inc. bank holidays)
  • Full training and support to gain qualifications
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Dental Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.

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