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Support Worker – must be a driver

Job Description

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

Must be a driver with a full manual 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.
  • 30 hours per week. Will require availability for weekends and bank holidays. Full flexibility is needed.
  • 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).
  • New to 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.

Here at Avondale lodge, we support residents that have a range of disabilities such as Autism, mental health needs, learning disabilities and challenging behaviours. Our aim is to assist them within their daily lives to develop new life skills, achieve their ambitions and goals and for them to continue to be valued members of the community.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Shift times will include 7.30am -16.00pm, 16.00pm-21.00pm and 08.00-21.00pm.
  • Will require availability for weekends and bank holidays. Full flexibility is needed.
  • You will work as part of a team, ensuring a safe and caring supportive environment is maintained, which meets the individual and group needs of the people that live with us.
  • Supporting with activities within the service and supporting to access the community.
  • The role will involve assisting with personal care, administering medication (after completion of training), domestic support, preparing meals, updating our internal systems, reviewing care plans, risk assessments and monthly reports.

Who you are:

  • The role requires a motivated and creative individual.
  • Full flexibility is needed.
  • A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • You must be a driver with a full manual license and be willing to drive the service car.

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 (live.com)


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: 24/07/2024
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Job Role: Care Homes
  • Working Hours: Part Time
  • Location: Redcar
  • Company: Potens