Senior Support Worker for Richard

Richard is in his forties and currently living in a long stay hospital. Beyond Limits are working with Richard to move him back to his own home in Somerset. He is really looking forward to moving to his new home but is also very anxious. Richard needs a Senior Support Worker who can support his Team Leader to lead his team to support him through what is likely to be a difficult time at least initially.

Richard has a cracking sense of humour and likes a bit of banter and so he wants someone humorous, but he also needs a person who is thoughtful, will understand, have empathy for his situation and be there to deal with challenges as they arise. He loves sport, especially Liverpool FC and loves to watch cricket. Richard also loves to cook.

  • Position: Senior Support Worker
  • Location: Taunton
  • Salary: £18,360 plus £60 per sleep in
  • Hours: 37.5 per week
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref Code: VV/JR
  • Closing Date: 1st March 2019


This is a job for an experienced person who understands the difficulties and challenges that can occur when people have been institutionalised. You should be someone who can be encouraging and who can motivate the team in helping Richard achieve his hopes and dreams that he has for his future. You must be able to lead the team in the absence of the Team Leader and be confident when dealing with people and professionals. You must be committed to the values of inclusion.

Ideally you will:

  • Have experience in working with people with Asperger’s
  • Be able to work well in a team
  • Have excellent communication skills, this is very important to Richard
  • Have similar interests to Richard
  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Have good IT skills
  • Be able to do shift work, including weekends and bank holidays
A DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits, the cost of which will be to the employee, however, this will be returned after successful completion of probation period (6 months).

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