The Boathouse

Wharf Street



Telephone: 01484 621480

Support Worker - Relief/Part Time

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Salary Description
11.50 per hour
Contract Type
Zero Hours
Bradford ,

2 X 5 HOUR SHIFTS WEEKLY. 11am-4pm.

We are seeking compassionate and dedicated individuals to join our existing team as Support Workers, providing specialized 2:1 care for an adult male with Autism. The ideal candidates will be committed to enhancing the quality of life for our client by delivering person-centered care, fostering a supportive environment, and promoting independence. This role involves working closely with a team to ensure the individual's unique needs are met with patience, empathy, and a commitment to inclusivity.

For this role, an ideal candidate would possess a background in care and support. Additionally, the ability to work independently, coupled with an engaging personality, is crucial. The candidate should also demonstrate adeptness in handling challenging situations. Understanding how to maintain consistency to prevent situations from escalating and identifying potential trigger points is essential. In the rare instance that situations do become challenging, knowing how to effectively manage them is crucial. It's important to emphasize, however, that the primary focus is on preventing such situations from occurring.

Person-Centered Support:

  • Provide 2:1 care and support to an individual with Autism, recognizing and respecting their unique preferences, routines, and communication style.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive environment that promotes the individual's independence and personal growth.


  • Collaborate effectively with the client's support team, including family members, therapists, and other care professionals.
  • Maintain open lines of communication to ensure consistency and continuity in care.

Behavioural Support:

  • Respond appropriately to challenging behaviors with a focus on de-escalation and positive reinforcement.

Daily living assistance:

  • Assist with activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, meal preparation, and household tasks.
  • Encourage and support the individual in developing essential life skills and promoting self-sufficiency.
  • Actively engage in the planning and implementation of recreational activities

  • An understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and previous experience working with individuals with autism is preferred.
  • Full UK driving licence, business insurance and car required for this role.
  • Full flexibility for days, sleeping nights and weekends required.

This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with someone who embraces life wholeheartedly, finds joy in laughter, and possesses a great sense of humor.It would be advantageous if you share an interest or understanding in the following areas:

  • Steam and traction engines
  • Planes
  • Farming
  • Birds
  • Canals
  • Reading and Magazines
  • Days out and taking trips
  • Church and Christianity

Our client is an enthusiastic individual with diverse interests, yet he values routine and plans in his life. He is a cheerful and sociable person who thrives on living life to the fullest. Regular attendance at church holds significant importance to him, along with his connections with friends, family, and close support network.


  • Industry and bespoke training plan – tailored to meet the needs of the individuals you support.
  • Career development and ongoing training opportunities
  • Full support and supervision
  • Mileage reimbursement – increased recently to support the recent fuel price increases.
  • Flexible work patterns
  • Rewarding opportunity to make a real difference to an individual’s life.
  • Working for an outstanding CQC rated provider.

The refer a friend scheme is worth £200 in total. This is split £100 after the person has worked 100 hours and then another £100 when they have passed probation (6 months usually).

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of others? 

If you are ready to contribute to a supportive and dynamic team and make a difference in the lives of those we care for, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.

Please contact our friendly recruitment team on 01484 629935 if you would like to know more about this position. 

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