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Learning Disability – Senior Support Worker

Salary: £26,263 per annum (£13.65 per hour) + overtime + sleep in allowance + £350 welcome bonus

Closing date: 10 July 2024
Please note, St Cuthbert’s Care reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a sufficient number of applications is received prior to the closing date.

Location: Newburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Hours: 37 hours per week over a 7-day rota

Drake House is a new purpose-built supported living complex, comprising of 15 self-contained apartments for adults who have mental health issues, learning disabilities and/or autism. We work hard to enable the adults who we support to live as independently as possible within their own home and to reach their full potential.

Working with other professionals, we help and encourage the people who use our service to maintain their tenancy and independence. We work with individuals to develop personal support plans to allow them to achieve their own goals and aspirations. We encourage every individual to develop the life skills they need to maintain their independence and individuality; to gain confidence in their ability to make their own decisions and choices, and be full, active and equal members of the community.

The Role 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Support Worker to join us at Drake House. As a Senior Support Worker, this role will involve leading, supporting and supervising the staff team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have previous experience of supporting adults with mental health issues, learning disabilities and/or autism.
  • Have previous experience of working with substance misuse.
  • Be committed to providing a high-quality service, focussed on developing people’s social and practical living skills.
  • Have previous experience of supervising a staff team.
  • Have the ability to motivate staff.
  • Possess excellent communication skills.
  • Possess a Diploma level 3 in Health and Social Care or an equivalent qualification.

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Why join St Cuthbert’s Care?

St Cuthbert’s Care is a values-based, registered social care charity, committed to enabling people to reach their personal potential.

The charity’s areas of work include nursing homes for older people, children in care and services for people with disabilities.

We are proud to be the first regional charity in the North East, delivering adult social care as part of our work, to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

Further information on our work can be found in our Annual Review.

We offer our staff a range of additional benefits including:

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, including a day off for your birthday
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Staff savings scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tech scheme
  • Free staff counselling service
  • Blue Light discount offering shopping discounts on thousands of stores
  • Charity workers’ discount
  • Free life assurance
  • Earn money and rewards with the Care Friends App
How to apply for this job:

If you would like to discuss the role further, please call our recruitment line on 0191 228 8803 or alternatively email


Apply for this job

To apply for this role: complete our online application form or submit your CV and covering letter to


If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note: We are unable to employ candidates requiring international visa sponsorship.