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As an employer of more than 900 people across the Midlands and East of England, we have an eye for talent and seek out candidates who will thrive in our positive, community-focused culture.

Around a third of our employees have worked at Longhurst Group for at least 10 years. They stay because as a Gold Investor in People we reward, recognise and reinvest in our people. Our People Strategy defines how we value, communicate and engage with our people as well as the training and development opportunities we offer.

For a rewarding career designed to help you fulfil your potential, please check our vacancies below.


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Support Worker (Maternity Cover)


up to £19,073.08 pa (pro rata for part time hours)



Support Worker (Maternity Cover)

Salary Range: up to £19,073.08 pa depending on experience, pro-rata for part time hours

Hours: 15 – 20.5 per week, negotiable

Base: Rutland

Duration: Maternity Cover

Job Ref: SP048

We have an exciting and rewarding opportunity within our Rutland Support Services Team. As a Support Worker, you will pro-actively engage with clients to identify support needs and develop person centred support plans to enable individuals to achieve their goals. Experience of working with vulnerable client groups with complex, multiple support needs in a housing or social care setting is desirable.

You will be enthusiastic, solution focused, self-motivated and professional in your approach to service delivery. You will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, with excellent communication and organisational skills. You must have good IT skills, hold a full current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

Key aspects of the Support Worker role include:

  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • The ability to find solutions and overcome challenges
  • Ensuring each client’s well-being and seeking their input into the support they receive
  • Having a positive and inclusive approach to risk management
  • Developing & maintaining excellent working relationships with customers and outside agencies
  • Effective record keeping and report writing
  • Having the ability to lone work within a community setting
  • Work well within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Administration co-ordination

For further in-depth information regarding this position please refer to the Job Description /Person Specification in the job pack.

An Enhanced DBS check is required for this position.


Closing Date: Midnight on 14th July 2016

Interview Date: 8th August 2016