Support Worker (Challenging Behaviour)


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Support Worker (Challenging Behaviour)

Autonomy Care, Melksham

Domiciliary / Home Care

£11.30 - £12.85 an hour

Full time, part-time

Prefer to send us a paper application?

You can apply for this position online by clicking the APPLY NOW button. If you would prefer to download and complete a paper version, simply print and complete the PDF version provided here.

Please return your completed application form to: Autonomy Care Group,  67 Roundpond, Melksham, Wiltshire  SN12 8EB.

Are you an experienced carer looking to improve someone’s life with on-the-job training to help you build your skills and qualifications?

Immediate contracts available at Autonomy Care

  • £300 welcome bonus*
  • Full time and Part Time contracts available with guaranteed hours
  • Working alternate weekends essential
  • £11.30 - £12.85 an hour
  • Bank Holiday £16.95 - £19.30 per hour
  • Home care position 18+ applicants only (Equality Act exemption)

Our rates

(Rate 1) Monday to Friday - 7.00am to 8.00pm £11.30 an hour

(Rate 2) Monday to Friday - 8.00pm to 10.00pm £12.00 an hour

(Rate 2) Saturday and Sunday - 7.00am to 8.00pm £12.00 an hour

(Rate 3) Saturday and Sunday - 8.00pm to 10.00pm £12.85 an hour

Waking Nights Monday to Friday - £12.00 per hour

Waking Nights Saturday to Sunday - £12.85 per hour

Our commitment to you

  • 24 hour confidential employee advice line
  • Full Time Mental Health First Aiders who are there for you when you need them
  • Holiday top-up payments made for regular overtime (T'c & C's apply)
  • Overtime paid
  • Paid business mileage (24p for motorbikes, 45p for cars)
  • Local rounds to you, reducing travel distance
  • All Induction and training fully paid
  • Long service awards
  • Employee of the month awards
  • Access to blue light card discounts
  • Supportive Management team
  • Funded apprenticeships and diplomas
  • Covid safety procedures in place
  • Employee referral scheme (Earn up to £300)*
  • Bank Holidays: enhancements paid
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Great work/life balance
  • No pay differentials for under 23’s
  • Holiday pay
  • QCF (NVQ) Level 2, 3 available (fully funded)
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Care Certificate (for those with no previous care experience or qualifications)

The role

Are you an experienced carer looking to improve someone’s life with on-the-job training to help you build your skills and qualifications?

Due to the nature of this role holding a valid driving licence with access to transport is essential.

We cover Melksham, Bradford on Avon, Corsham, Rowde, Lacock, Urchfont, Poulshot, Calne, Chippenham, Devizes, Trowbridge, Warminster and Westbury. You will need to travel to each service user during your shift and business mileage will be paid.
Your role will vary from supporting adults and young people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and other mental health conditions. You will be making a difference to peoples lives, allowing them to remain independent at home. You will be trained in specialist behaviour management strategies giving you the confidence and skills to assist with behaviours that challenge in a safe and dignified manner.

About you

You will:

  • Hold a valid driving licence with access to a vehicle
  • Have a minimum of 2 years support work experience working with people with complex needs and behaviours that challenge

A day in the life of a challenging behaviour support worker

  • Shift times available: 8 hours shifts between (9:45am – 10pm) and 24hour shifts are between (9:45am – 10pm, sleep in, 7am – 10am)
  • Part of a supported living team
  • Full time and Part Time contracts available with guaranteed hours
  • Supported Living supporting individuals with complex needs and behaviours that challenge
    Personal, practical, social and domestic support
  • Promoting the individuals presence and participation within the local community, hobbies and interests
  • Completing relevant documentation


If you have the right attitude and values we will provide you with the training and development you need to be confident and competent in your role.
We are looking for people who:

  • Are caring and respectful who will assist with the people we support to have a high quality of life and make their own decisions
  • Are flexible and adaptable who want to go the extra mile; making a positive difference to Service User lives
  • Are enthusiastic with excellent communication skills committed to developing positive working relationships

How to Apply

Please click the ‘apply now’ button or call Zoe or Sammy on 01225 613010 for an informal discussion / application form.

Covid Update:

We are following the Government’s Guidelines to ensure the safety of our service users and our staff to limit the spread of infection across our Autonomy Care services.

We are committed in all aspects of safety for our team and service users, to reassure everyone that we always have full PPE supplies for all our services.

Our staff are now doing LFT tests before every working day and reporting the results via the NHS app.

Equal Opportunities Statement

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex; religious or similar philosophical belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.

Safeguarding Commitment

We are committed to the safety and well-being of the individuals who use our services and promote safer recruitment practices.

If you do not disclose something in your application that could prevent you working with children or vulnerable adults this could result in you being referred to the police and/or DBS as it is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children and/or vulnerable adults to apply for a role in a regulated activity.

If you have made a declaration in relation to a conviction that does not threaten the safety of the vulnerable people we support we will consider your application and explore further during the recruitment process.