Support Worker Darlington – Females only due to service needs. Must be a driver

Job Description

We are pleased to announce we have an exciting opportunity here at Potens for Female Support Worker.

These opportunities are at our new supported living service that we are opening, in a newly developed property based in Darlington.

Females only due to service needs.

All applicants must hold a full and valid manual driver’s license.

What we’ll give you:

We will ensure you are rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • £12.00 per hour.
  • Full time 40 hours per week.
  • Shifts will be between the hours of 7am and 10pm. Shifts can change to suit the needs of the people we support, so flexibility is a must. Sleep ins and weekend working will be required.
  • Free on-site parking and also close to local bus routes.
  • An extra day paid holiday for your Birthday.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Confidential, supportive Employee Assistance Programme, accessible 24/7.
  • Paid comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – including internal leadership competency sessions and recognised qualifications (level 2 to level 5 NVQ in Health & Social Care).
  • You can complete your care certificate with us.
  • Access to attractive and exclusive employee benefits including savings on shopping, leisure, and household expenses.
  • A generous referral scheme.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Personal care.
  • Finances and budgets.
  • One to one community i.e., day trips, cinema, appointments.
  • Food shopping.

Who you are:

  • Females only due to service needs.
  • All applicants must hold a full and valid manual driver’s license.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience required in social care.
  • Shifts can change to suit the needs of the people we support so flexibility is a must.
  • Team player.
  • Motivated with a “can do” attitude.

Who we are:

We are a national provider of health, social and education services with over 30 years’ experience. Our employees are the driving force behind the fantastic care and support being delivered to hundreds of adults and children across the UK. Our teams are purposeful, positive, and progressive. They work hard to empower the people we support to have a voice, achieve their goals, and change their lives. We are always looking for committed, pro-active and passionate people to join us and create even more opportunities for the people we support. Join our team and have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve changed someone’s life and, in return for your hard work and passion we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.


Potens is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of the people we support throughout our facilities. All applicants will be subject to robust pre-employment checks prior to appointment; including but not exhaustive; enhanced DBS, and a minimum of two satisfactory references. Our checks will be service and role specific and can be discussed pre application if required. To view our policy on recruitment of ex-offenders please see full details Potens-Recruitment-Ex-Offenders-Policy.doc (


We champion diversity, and we understand the importance of our teams representing the communities and people we support. Here at Potens, you’ll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose – helping people live independently, healthier, happier lives and doing our part to make a better working environment where all feel welcome and supported.

  • Closing Date: 27/06/2024
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Job Role: Supported Living
  • Working Hours: Full Time
  • Location: Darlington
  • Company: Potens