Positive Behaviour Support Worker

  • Full time
  • Yeovil, Somerset
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • June 30, 2021
  • £10.29 per hour

Positive Behaviour Support Worker – Yeovil

Are you ready to REALISE your potential, transforming care for people with learning disabilities? Are you an experienced Support Worker ready for a new opportunity? Then this Positive Behaviour role could be perfect for you!

Realise South West, is our award winning specialist learning disabilities service providing essential LD care to individuals in need of support in their own homes. We’re looking to expand our team of Positive Behaviour Support Workers in the Yeovil area.

As a Support Worker you’ll be joining a fantastic team committed to empowering those with challenging behaviours and/or mental illness. It’s so important for us to make a difference to people’s lives, support and encourage their independence and enable them to lead fulfilling lifestyles. It’s what we do best. Often our customers require two to one care, so you will work alongside your colleagues to provide continuity in care that supports their overall wellbeing.

This Positive Behaviour Support Worker role will assist the below lady:

I am a lady in my 30s; I have Autism and a Learning Disability, I live in Yeovil. I don’t always understand the world we live in, which makes me very anxious. I’m looking for a very special individual to join my support team; they will need to show me compassion and empathy as sometimes my behaviors can challenge staff. I am looking for an experienced Positive Behaviour Support Worker or Learning Disability Support Worker to support me in my home and in the community. I enjoy country drives in my own car, cooking and gardening. I’m good at accessing the community, enjoy shopping and going swimming twice a week.

To support this customer you will be working on a 3 week rota, covering days and typically working 7am – 10pm on 2 or 3 days per week (including some weekends). The option of Sleep In shifts is also available. If you’ve got flexibility in your working week then we can discuss various shift patterns with you so please do give us a call.

About you

Experience with Learning Disabilities or Mental Health support for adults or children, either through employment or your own personal experiences is required for this role. Recognised care certificates such as NVQ or CQF are desirable but not essential as we can offer training from day one and fantastic career pathways to develop you to gain these qualifications.

Behaviour is often a way of communicating, so one of your most successful skills will be the ability to engage, listen and communicate with people successfully in a variety of ways. Importantly you’ll understand the complexity of working with challenging behaviours and understand the need to be highly flexible, adaptable and resilient, which in return will unlock and incredibly rewarding career for you. You’ll be warm hearted, friendly and have a natural desire to help. You’ll be a real ‘people person’, able to build lasting relationships and of course work well in a team.

Being a Carer isn’t a job, it’s naturally who you are. Your instinct to care, offer compassion and show kindness is inherent within you. You will love caring for vulnerable people and appreciate the priceless impact your assistance has on those you help.

What you’ll get from us:

At Somerset Care, our values and culture is what makes us different. It is the culmination of all the things we do that makes us a very special company to work for. We really value our employees, actively support career development and progression and can offer you so much more than a job.

  • Guaranteed contracted hours
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays (Time and a half or Double Time)
  • Paid mileage
  • Free DBS check and Company Pension
  • Annual Holiday which increases with length of service
  • Full company induction and training to get you started and confident in the role
  • Ongoing training and support thereafter to gain qualifications and opportunities for career progression
  • Discounts of up to 20% across hundreds of retailers and online via MyCaringRewards
  • Access to your earning’s before payday via Wagestream

Find out more about our REALISE service here


If you are ready to start making a real difference and support this customer we’d love to receive your application. Select ‘Apply’ now or if you’d like to call us for a chat please do on 01823 448321.

Somerset Care, so much more rewarding. Do more than a job, change a life………

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    £10.29 per hour
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