Dreaming of a new career?
I like helping people, communicating, working in teams, having fun, learning, training, a day full of variety.
If this sounds like you, it is time to start your new career with FitzRoy.
Life as a Support Worker
Wake up every day feeling good about your job. Being a Support Worker with FitzRoy means supporting someone to make choices about how they live their life – from choosing an outfit for the day ahead, to decisions like where to go on holiday.
You might not have done this sort of work before, but that doesn’t matter. There are lots of people with different skills and experience who become great support workers. People have joined us from a variety of careers like construction, banking, teaching, factory work, to name a few. We will provide you with all the training and support you need to be confident and happy working with lots of different people, from the people you support and their families to your colleagues and your manager.
Some of the things you’ll be doing
In the morning you could be helping people to get ready for the day ahead. Perhaps supporting them to get washed and dressed. Some people just need a bit of help and encouragement while others need much more personal care.
Later on in the day you might be cooking the evening meal or supporting people to meet friends out, go to the cinema, or watch television.
After breakfast, the plans for the day begin. The amount of support you will give varies, some people will need intensive care throughout the day. Others will need support in the community, perhaps to have their hair cut, meet a friend or buy lunch out.
In the evening you’ll support people to get ready for bed and sometimes you may be required to sleep-in at the service overnight to support people if they need throughout the night.
A typical shift is around 7½ hours and can fall between 7 am and 10 pm, any day of the week. Night staff usually work a 10-hour shift. All our rotas are planned in advance so you know when you are working. A full-time week is 37.5 hours, and we offer guaranteed hours, full-time, part-time or bank contracts.
Training and development
As a person-centred organisation we use a variety of training options to ensure our staff are safe and feel competent to undertake their roles. The mix of classroom courses, e-learning and assessments in service, gives you flexible training and ensures you have the skills to support someone with learning disabilities.
All new starters undertake the Care Certificate induction, which takes into account previous experience, knowledge and training accreditation so that you don’t undertake training unnecessarily. Staff can also train for NVQ qualifications in Health and Social Care.
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I’ve been in the Care Sector for 30 years and can honestly say I’d put my training with FitzRoy above anything I’ve had before.
The training was absolutely perfect; I couldn’t ask for better support. I feel like I have all the knowledge I need to do my job.
Enjoy the variety and satisfaction that comes from supporting people with a wide range of disabilities.
After some experience and training you could be promoted to senior support worker with more responsibility.
Use your skills and enthusiasm to work with the manager to manage your service.
Lead your team and enjoy watching the people you support, and your staff flourish.
With your wide ranging experience and management skills you will oversee the running of many services across a region.
You will oversee the operations for the whole organisation and provide the best possible support services for people with disabilities.
Finally, you could become the Chief Executive and lead the organisation to growth and excellence.
If you still have questions, or if you would like some more information, please email us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
Information for recruitment agencies
FitzRoy values its relationship with recruitment agencies and regularly review the agencies we work with and with whom we have an agreement. To be considered to join FitzRoy’s agency supplier list, please complete the Agency Approval Form and send this with any supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your form is returned to us, we will notify you should we be interested in working with you.
Please do not try to advance your case by contacting us directly. FitzRoy do not accept speculative CVs. Any received will be considered the property of FitzRoy and any terms and conditions associated with the use of such CVs will be considered null and void. Thank you for your interest in working with FitzRoy.