Bristol, City of Bristol
Bristol, North Somerset
£9.50 per hour
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our PBS team who support individuals with complex needs, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and behaviours that challenge. Our purpose-built supported living service, incorporating three self-contained flats, is set in tranquil surroundings on the edge of Leigh Woods, Bristol.

About us:

Freeways is a local charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. We are a highly regarded provider of residential care and supported living services. We are passionate about helping people to become as independent as possible by supporting them to make choices, learn new skills and make links with their local community.


  • To provide support to our residents, promoting individuality, identity, rights, choice, privacy, independence, dignity and respect through informed choice.
  • To respond to the particular needs of individual service users in relation to the nature of their learning disability or other support need (including mental or physical health).
  • Contribute toward the development and implementation of PBS plans, strategies and risk management.
  • Support our service users to achieve positive outcomes and to enable them to participate in their local community.
  • Work within policies and procedures to administer medication as required.
  • When required, support service users with personal care, domestic tasks and maintaining their home.
  • To complete and maintain written records.

About you:

  • Do you have an outgoing and enthusiastic personality with a commitment to succeed?
  • Are you resilient to work with people who communicate through their behaviours?
  • Are you able to put the complex needs of people first?
  • Are you passionate about enabling people to have a meaningful life, to have new experiences or develop new skills?

We support some of the most vulnerable and marginalised adults in our society, no day is ever the same; we are looking for passionate, resilient and committed individuals who are willing to share in some amazing and challenging experiences.

We welcome applications from people with experience as well as those considering their first role in social care and have the right personal values and approach. Staff will be fully inducted and trained in a range of positive support approaches.

Due to the location of the service, a driving licence and access to transport is advantageous.


  • 28 days (pro-rata) annual leave entitlement (including public holidays), increases up to 35 days (pro-rata) with length of service
  • Excellent induction and training programme that exceeds industry standards. You will also receive bespoke specialist training that reflects the needs of the service
  • Opportunity to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Prospects for progression within the company - many of our support workers have gone on to become Team Leaders, Assistant Managers, Trainee Managers and Service Managers with us
  • Company sick pay
  • Pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour access to a counselling and legal helpline

To apply, please visit our website via the apply button.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds. This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

COVID-19 considerations:

Freeways are committed to keeping staff and service users safe during the Covid-19 outbreak and have implemented a number of measures to reduce the risk of infection.

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Refreshed on: 02 April 2021
Closing date: 02 May 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Advocacy
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