Support Workers – Home First

Job Category: Social Care
Service Home First
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Various
Location Suffolk
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week Various
Rate £9.55 per hour

About the job:

We are seeking Support Workers to provide extra support and care to Home First’s most vulnerable customers over the next few months.

Home First are an in-house council service that provides countywide care and reablement support when needed.

The main aim is to help people regain and maintain their independence, allowing them to remain living in their own homes for longer.

We have positions available across Suffolk for various shifts and hours, to suit your needs.


Locations include:




-Bury St Edmunds


Mileage is paid.

This role may involve contact with recovering COVID-19 patients. Full PPE is provided alongside training.

If you are interested in making a difference in your community, please contact us today for more information on these roles.

If you are interested in this type of work but don’t have a DBS, please still contact us.

  • Promote the independence of customers in accordance with Home First Care Plans/short term enablement plans.
  • Assist customers with dignified and intimate personal care needs, whilst actively promoting re-enablement and/or maintain an achieved goal.
  • Provide general advice and guidance to customers to enable them to make informed choices and to inform and promote their options for personal choice.
  • Establish and maintain effective and positive relationships with customers and family carers, to promote the health, well-being and independence to the customer.
  • Engage with customers, family carers and others to promote, inform and explore alternative ways to meet and maintain their long-term needs.
  • Inform and promote a range of services to help people live independently and safely at home.
  • Monitor customers progress against Home First care plans and complete records as required to inform the ongoing review process.
  • Maintain and contribute to accurate and comprehensive records to support the care plan and inform the review process.
  • Provide regular feedback to team leaders on progress made by each customer and to report their changing needs and circumstances, seeking advice and guidance as required.
  • This role may involve contact with recovering COVID-19 patients. Full PPE is provided alongside training.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Understanding the diverse range of needs of clients & backgrounds Understanding the diverse range of needs of clients & backgrounds
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • A passion for helping people
  • Must have full UK license and vehicle
  • Ideally on the DBS update service. (If you are interested in this type of work but don’t have a DBS, please still contact us).
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered after 12 weeks
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Consultants based within Endeavour House
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’

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