Job Title

Support Worker (Children’s Services)


Ashdown Centre

Responsible To

Service Manager


Monday-Friday £10.70 per hour

Saturday £11.24 per hour

Sunday £11.77 per hour

Hours of Work

9.30am – 16.30pm every other Saturday - flexibility during school holidays


Job Requirements


Proven experience and a passion for supporting children with learning disabilities and other complex needs to live life to the full

Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with a range of different people, including children, relatives, carers, staff, and other professionals

Experience of working in a child care setting

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to administer medication (training will be provided) and provide personal care

Ability to provide practical assistance to enable the people we support to engage in a wide range of activities within the day service, the local community and/or via telephone, skype, zoom

Ability to follow guidance to support children with their behavior if required

Excellent IT, and literacy skills

Works well as part of a team and also able to work alone

Follows correct policies and procedures in all aspects of work

Ability to work flexibly including evenings, weekends and/or school holidays

Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Check


Knowledge and understanding of the needs of children with learning and physical disabilities, complex health needs, and autism, and their carers

Knowledge of local services for children with learning disabilities

Understanding of safeguarding

Experience of working with carers

Experience of working in the care sector

Experience of enabling people to engage in a wide range of activities within a day service setting and the local community

Knowledge of Makaton sign language

Ability to drive a minibus professional Qualification (EG NVQ, QCF)

Career Pathway

At Guild Care, we are passionate about career progression for all our employees, we have developed clear learning pathways for all our job roles at Guild Care. We take everyone’s career goals seriously, whether you want to be an amazing Care Assistant or our next Director of Care. We’re proud that the average length of service for our care home senior management team is 17 years- many of whom started as Care Assistants and followed our career pathways.


Our Amazing Benefits at Guild Care…..

  • Working for a local charity that has supported the community since 1933
  • Welcome to Guild Care bonus (for eligible roles)- Up to £1000 for Registered Nurses and up to £1000 for Care, Home Care and Day Services Support Staff
  • Refer a friend scheme- you could earn £500 for recommending a friend to Guild Care
  • Buddy Incentive- you could receive up to £125 to support our new recruits in role, promoting a supportive and friendly environment for our newcomers (Care Services only)
  • Competitive salaries
  • 20-25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Sick pay
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Free DBS check
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and clear defined care career pathway
  • Supportive colleagues
  • Job satisfaction
  • Local offers for Guild Care staff
  • Being part of a values- led organisation


Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the role our Recruitment Team is always happy to help answer any questions you may have. For an informal chat please call 01903 863154.

How to apply

Please complete the short application form

Alternatively, email your CV or interest to us at [email protected] or call 01903 863154.

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