Support Worker


Dora Matthews1

Job Type



Older People



Care Support Worker
Dora Matthews House
Coleford - Gloucestershire
Salary:£8.72 per hour
Hours: 38hours per week

Situated in Coleford, Dora Matthews House is a brand new Housing and Care Development; it is an innovative joint project between the Homes and Communities Agency, Forest of Dean District Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Rooftop Housing Group and Ambient Support. 
Named after a popular local figure, who for many years worked for the Dr Charley’s Lunch Club and contributed a lot to the local Coleford community, Dora Matthews House provides 44 self-contained one and two bedroom apartments for those who are 55 years upwards as well as five, two bedroom dormer bungalows for people with Learning Disabilities. Dora Matthews House was completed in spring 2015.

We are looking for our Care Support Worker to have:
•    Experience of supporting adults in a care setting or in the community.
•    An awareness and understanding of high-quality home care.
•    Good communication skills, patience and flexibility.
•    An understanding of safeguarding and person-centered support.
•    A flexible working pattern and able to do shift work.
•    Alternate weekend working pattern.
•    Experience is desirable, however, is not essential, as we offer full training for all of our Care Staff.

In return for your hard work, we offer our Care Support Worker:
•    All staff is entitled to 5.6 weeks (28.0 days pro rata for hours worked) annual leave per annum. No additional leave is given for bank holidays.
•    Ambient Support operates a free employee benefits discount scheme. This gives discounts on many retailers on the high street and over the internet. We also offer a bike to work scheme and a childcare voucher discount scheme. 
•    Excellent career progression, extensive training and support will be provided. We also offer a wide range of qualifications including RQF (formerly NVQ/QCF) in Adult Social Care. There is opportunity to progress to more .
•    Thorough induction, e-learning, classroom training including manual handling, dementia awareness and shadow shifts with experienced members of the team.
•    To be a part of a company that believes all people are unique and they should be able to lead valued lives in their communities treated with dignity and respect, no matter their age, health condition or disability.