Job Summary  Job Title:  Support Worker Location:  Bury Contract:  Permanent Hours:  Full Time Part Time & Relief Salary:  £10.92 per hour (with additional payments for sleep-ins) Information:  This role is shift work, which might include some long days, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays. Driver, full UK driving licence, is essential. Who are Ansar Projects?  We are a support provider who believe that people we support should be at the centre of everything we do. Ansar Projects was set up 11 years ago to provide specific support for one person. From this we have grown and developed as a company and became part of the Thera Group in . Thera Group are a charity that support people with a learning disability in the community. We want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society.While experience in supporting people can be beneficial, we believe that it is more important to have the right attitude and approach to wanting to make a difference in people’s day to day lives and support them to develop and grow. We offer a full training package with Skills for Care endorsement and will support you to gain further qualifications and help you to map you career progression. Within Ansar Projects we believe working as a support worker is more than just a job, it can be the start of a varied career. What does a Support Worker do?  The role of a Support Worker is to ensure the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives. Supporting someone with a learning disability isn’t just about personal care, it is so much more. It is about supporting people to enhance, and broaden themselves and what they do physically, emotionally and socially. Developing their environments and communications. This could be through learning new life skills such as cooking or actively seeking out new choices and opportunities, engaging in education and social interactions. While some people may have more complex behavioural needs, we still endeavour to meet their needs through offering the same opportunities in a way that best supports them. What experience do I need? You do not need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker. If you are caring, kind and patient with a zest for life and a good sense of fun we want to hear from you. Ideally you will already hold a Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma but if not, we will support you to achieve this. You will need to have great communication skills, both speaking and listening and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required. What are the Benefits? The main benefit is you will make a difference in peoples lives and they will in yours. Other benefits are:

  • Annualised Hours, guaranteed monthly salary for full and part-time roles regardless of shift patterns, plus overtime opportunities
  • Flexible working hours for work life balance
  • Immediate interview and quick start date (subject to pre-employment checks)
  • 28 days Annual Leave including bank Holidays (pro Rata)
  • Employee support line to support you and your family
  • Free nationally accredited training, and the opportunity to earn a qualification and progress your career
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free DBS check
  • Refer a friend and earn up to £
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Well-being initiatives
  • Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts including discounted Health Cash Plan
  • An Employee Council that represents the views of staff about matters relating to work
  • Please feel free to call Ben or Clare on for a chat or further information. We would be happy to hear from you. If you are having trouble accessing our Careers page or require assistance with your application, please call our friendly talent team on or send an email We reserve the right to close this advert before the closing deadline if we interview and offer the right candidate.
    We are an equal opportunities employer. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders act . For the purpose of this act, you must declare any convictions or cautions that you have received, including these that would otherwise be spent. This role is subject to a relevant DBS check should you be offered the position.Thera follows government guidance around vaccines and believe they are an effective way to support everyones safety. We would encourage you to take part in any vaccination programme recommended if you are working in Social Care.

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