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Derby, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
3 days ago

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Job Description

Residential Support Worker

This Support Worker role is an exciting new role, offering a salary of between £8.93 and £9.46, and a superb Benefits package including: 28 Days Holiday! Staff Shopping Discount Scheme! The support of an amazing team and organisation! Genuine Career Development Opportunities! Health Benefits Plan! Contributory Pension Scheme! Ongoing Training Opportunities! Annual awards and recognition, plus much, much more!

As a Support Worker in Adult Residential Services, you will be working for a Unique Organisation, Progress Care. We have been established for 21 years and are known throughout the industry for giving the most outstanding service and care, to the children and young people we support. We will go above and beyond to support you through your career just as you will do so for the Children within your care/service. You will be a valued and respected member of our team - want to be part of this? - Then read on!

The Role

You will be working as a Support Worker in our 12 bedded Adults residential service in the heart of Derby Centre. You will be caring for Adults between the ages of 18 - 65. The service provides care and support for individuals who have severe learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries and complex health needs who require 24-hour specialist care and support.

We aim to support with goals of achieving greater independence with supported living but also recognise that other individuals will require our long-term support and a permanent placement up to the age of 65.

As a support worker, you will support the management team to maintain a safe and enabling environment that provides positive experiences to the adults who are accessing the service. Your role will be to encourage them to develop new skills and to be the best that they can be, whilst also providing the highest quality of care and support to our people.

You will be caring, compassionate, have a fantastic work ethic and be able to work on your own initiative, whilst following the support and care plans provided for the people we support.


You have a fantastic opportunity to be a part of our team if you possess the following:

  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to communicate on various levels
  • Working knowledge of, following, and working to Care Plans
  • Experience of Conflict Management and dealing with difficult situations
  • The ability to work effectively during high pressured situations
  • You will be a supportive team player
  • You will also need to be
    • Caring and approachable
    • Patient and welcoming
    • Creative, Helpful and Reliable
    • Willing to learn valuable life skills

Qualifications / Experience

You must be able to demonstrate that you have:

NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma or QCF Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care or in Residential Care or equivalent, and at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role within a residential setting.

A full clean driving licence would be a distinct advantage.


  • 28 days holiday
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • The support of an amazing team and organisation
  • Genuine career development opportunities
  • Continued learning
  • Enhanced holiday entitlements
  • Shopping discounts via the HAPI app
  • A stakeholder pension scheme
  • Long service loyalty scheme
  • Private family healthcare and medical insurance
  • Death in service life assurance
  • Additional hours available to work plus sleep in payments
  • Full and Part time hours available
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Full PPE provided
  • Fully structured support for new starters

About Progress Care
Our goal is to increase resilience and reduce dependency by blending a range of services to provide seamless transitions through residential, foster care, semi-independent and independent living.

At Nightingale House, we put the needs of those we support at the centre of everything we do. We care about the support and development of children/ young people and want them to lead regular lives.

Our Company Values
We CARE about our services, staff and the people we support - continually improving the quality of care and service delivery.

We TRUST that staff will work in partnership in all areas - ensuring we are meeting business objectives, goals and targets.

We RESPECT each other regardless of position and provide peer support to our colleagues by working together.

We PROGRESS in our development - personally, as a business, for our professional partners and for the people we support.
At Progress, we have high staff retention rates through

  • Personal development opportunities
  • Treating you as an individual
  • Publicly recognising your achievements
  • Supporting you any way we can
  • Placing you on a comprehensive training program
  • A competitive salary

All applicants will undergo an Enhanced DBS check.


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