Our Support workers help to support and improve the lives and wellbeing of the people in Barnsley who have learning disabilities, providing support with daily activities that develop their life skills and integrate people into community life. You’ll have a life-changing impact.
Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
As a Support Worker, you’ll support and help people with learning disabilities to develop skills to live as independently as possible. You’ll help them to access the services and interventions that can help them build their independence, gain confidence and develop the personal and social assets that will enable them to meet their aspirations. Support people in activities who have support needs with care.
What you’ll need
To join us, you’ll need a relevant Level 2 NVQ (or equivalent) or willing to achieve within 2 years plus experience of working with vulnerable groups and level 1 literacy and numeracy. Whether as a volunteer or professionally, you have worked with people who are experiencing multiple needs. As important as your ability to engage with vulnerable people will be your flair for building collaborative working relationships with their personal support network and our partner agencies.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.