Part Time Support Worker (Colchester)

Posted 03 June 2024
Salary £11.44 - £11.70 per hour
Business Area Support Worker
Closing Date 10 June 2024

Job description

Vacancy Location: Maldon, Colchester  CO3 3AX

Shifts: 7-hour day shifts, early and late. 10 hour waking night shift.

Pay Rate:  £11.44 - £11.70 per hour (dependant on qualifications)

Sponsorship: This service does not provide support for Sponsorship at this time

About You

Care experience is not essential but being passionate, kind, and resilient is. These are our values and they’re at the heart of the way we do things. If you’re creative and passionate and like to get stuck in with activities. You love variety. And you’re also patient and resilient, showing lots of empathy and kindness, then you should join our team.

Who We Are

We’re here to support people to flourish in a place they call home. We’re one of the largest providers of adult social care with over 3,600 colleagues supporting 1,100 people. Our approach is all about activities and co-production with the people we support. We work with them to design and plan what we do – so we can create the best experiences together.

And we’re on a mission to benefit even more people with our uncompromising quality of care and support. It’s the professional expertise and passion of our team that makes us different. We genuinely care and we love supporting people to set and then reach their goals. Because every person deserves the very best experience – every day.


We're very proud to be recognised as one of the best organisations to work in by ‘The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024’.


This role is for our new Mental Health Service for complex needs. The service is currently undergoing a full refurbishment and will be a brand-new provision in the Essex area.


The service will support adults with complex mental health conditions in a residential service with multidisciplinary team input and support.

Role Responsibilities

  • You’ll support adults with complex mental health conditions.
  • You’ll support and respond to mental health needs promoting recovery.
  • You’ll safeguard those we support and help to prevent relapse.
  • You’ll give high-quality support tailored to people’s needs
  • There is of course practical support too and helping people to reach their goals in smaller ways. You’ll manage medication, shopping, health needs and hygiene as well as keep things tidy and safe.
  • And of course, you’ll follow our procedures, so we give consistent, safe, and reliable care and support.

Some outcomes you will be working towards in the service are:


*       People have good physical and mental health.

*       Individuals with mental health needs recover to the point that they can live independently or achieve their maximum level of independence and live a meaningful life as defined by them within their support plan.

*       Individuals are supported to maximize their potential in Education and Employment

*       Individuals can access social networks and feel a connection to their local community or the community they want to be part of

*       Individuals are supported to determine and achieve their outcomes.


If you’re ready for a job that can truly make a difference and you’re up for a challenge, then this is the team for you.


The Main Skills and Experience for This Role



  • Good general education
  • Honesty, reliability, trustworthiness, and a passion to make a difference.
  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of the home and of Ivolve
  • Satisfactory Police Check and check against the ISA List (where applicable)
  • A commitment to undertake training and development.


  • RQF Level 2 or above in social care
  • Previous experience within Mental Health setting
  • Knowledge and commitment regarding Equal Opportunities
  • Knowledge of the regulatory frameworks
  • Confident IT user

How We Will Support You

We go beyond expectations for our colleagues as well as the people we support. Our reward package includes much more than pay, 5.6 weeks annual leave, flexible working hours and pension.

Industry-Leading Recognition

  • Colleague lotto - giving everyone the opportunity to win great cash prizes.
  • Prize winning scratch cards aligned with values in action!
  • We recognise our colleagues who go above and beyond – our ‘Heroes’ are nominated by colleagues for quarterly and annual awards.
  • Loyalty Scheme - recognising colleagues at work anniversaries
  • Your birthday off after a years’ service!

Social Well being

  • Award-winning App for news and info
  • Internal social media
  • Team communities

Financial Well being

  • Discounts include high street, supermarkets, flash sales, gym memberships and more.
  • Blue Light discount programme, funded by us.
  • Salary Finance scheme for lower cost loans and to save for special occasions or rainy days.
  • Government mileage rates if you need to travel.

Emotional Well being

  • Free confidential Employee Assistance Programme with qualified counselors
  • Free well being App
  • Practical advice covering things like consumer rights, anxiety, childcare and more.

Training and Development to Reach Your Potential

  • Learning journey that grows with you to reach care worker standards.
  • Specialist skills training including Autism, Dementia and Mental Health
  • Career pathways that include flexible apprenticeships and nationally recognised qualifications
  • Cover the cost of relevant professional memberships.

5 More Reasons to Work with Ivolve‿

1.         Our people are fabulous. We take pride and pleasure in helping others to flourish.

2.         There’s a great energy across the business and a strong sense of teamwork.

3.         Very few jobs have such an impact on people’s lives – we bring joy to people every day.

4.         We have a proud history, we’re a big organisation of over 3,600 colleagues supporting over 1,100 people.

5.         We build and nourish relationships with the people we support.