Care & Support Worker

Richmond, Greater London, England
£16,250 - 18,000 per year + Benefits
21 May 2018
21 Jun 2018
Resourcing Team
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Hi my name is John, I live in a shared house in Richmond with 7 other people. I live independently and I`m capable of managing my day, but I do need some additional support to achieve this. With severe autism in some situations I face challenges and this is where support workers make all the difference. They can advise and direct me in the best way to undertake tasks so I continue to remain independent and active

My support workers encourage me to be as independent as possible and be involved in social activities so I am a valuable part of the community. However to do this I do need support from special individuals who I enjoy spending time with and make my life even better than it currently is.

You will need to have a positive approach to life and want to do a job that`s reward is what others gain from what you are doing. You will be driven by seeing me and my friends facing new challenges on a daily basis and be what makes a real difference to me being involved in social activities. Ideally you will be a good bowler, that is because it is my favourite activity, but if you can think of new activities out and about that I would enjoy partaking in and can support me in doing you will make me very happy.

If you have not previously done a job like this before, but you have a real desire to support me to live life to the very full I want to meet you to see if you can be my new buddy. You will even get paid for the pleasure of gardening with me which I also like to do in the home. For me to meet you, you will need to apply so please do that as soon as possible.

The bit below is the official stuff: -

In Richmond Metropolitan have 8 services that are supporting similar people to John. They all support people with various Learning Disabilities who we need to support to remain as independent as possible,
Previous experience as a support worker is not essential not be considered for joining the team, but you do need to have basic literacy and IT skills for the record keeping which is essential. Also all our services are homes so support is provided 24 hours and you need to be able to work on a shift basis plus at least1 sleep in a week.

For a full job profile please call the recruitment team on 0203 535 4553 or email

To be considered please apply directly with an up to date CV and supporting statement stating why you think you would be a good support worker for John. As this role will be working with vulnerable adults you are required to provide a complete and chronological employment history. Please ensure that your CV or a supporting document provides this detail

In return for your commitment to Metropolitan we will also provide full training and personal development that is tailored to your personal ambitions. Also Metropolitan offers an excellent and unique Benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual. We offer employees the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Health and Well-being Programme, Employee Assistance and discounts with multiple retailers and many more. We also offer an impressive Pension Scheme and 28 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days!

Metropolitan are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. All employment decisions at Metropolitan are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.

It should be noted that the successful applicant will need to be subject to a background enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) before any appointment can be confirmed.