Community Support Worker

Closing Date: 21st February 2019

We are looking for a dedicated and committed individual to be part of our expanding Community Support Team based in Exeter and working in the community across Devon.

Our Community Support Workers support people in Devon who have autism spectrum conditions, learning difficulties, mental health issues or a dual diagnosis to gain independent living and work skills.

Through a creative and responsive approach you will build relationships with the people we support to improve their health and wellbeing and enable their emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs.

A typical day could be supporting with medical appointments, getting out and about, having a coffee or supporting with life skills such as searching for work, managing your finances or/and cooking. Your day will usually end between 5pm and 7 pm with rotational weekend work. No two days are the same, which makes this a challenging and rewarding role.

What we would like from you:

  • Compassion,  integrity and patience
  • a strong “can do” attitude
  • emotional resilience
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • a positive approach
  • flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those we support
  • a full driving license

What we can give to you:

  • competitive salary
  • travel costs
  • enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • comprehensive induction with ongoing training
  • 33 days leave including bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

To be considered for this vacancy please send your completed application form to:  or post to HR, Step One, Beaufort House, 51 New North Road, Exeter, EX4 4EP.

The closing date for completed applications is 9:00am on Thursday 21st February 2019.

Step One Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of those we look after. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Hours: Full and Part Time

Location: Exeter and Devon

Salary: £17 785.00 Pro Rata

Type: Permanent Full and Part Time