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Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£11.50 - £12 GBP yearly

LIFE by Be Caring is looking to recruit Support Workers to join our learning disabilities team across Newcastle and Gateshead. As a Support Worker you will support people to live happy and fulfilled lives within their local communities.

Ensuring individual support needs are met through person-centred tailored support that promotes choice, independence and their voice.

Pay: £11.50 p/hr (non-complex rate) - £12.00 p/hr (complex rate)

Mileage: 45p per mile (drivers) / 20p per mile (cyclists)

Bonus schemes: up to £300 new starter, £300 Refer a Friend, £300 annual bonus. £25 birthday gift voucher.

We have various Support Worker roles available:

  • Independent Supported Living services – Newcastle & Gateshead
  • Outreach services across Newcastle and Gateshead


  • Fully funded DBS.
  • Paid induction training.
  • Training development: funded Level 3 and other accredited courses.
  • Holiday pay: annual leave accumulates with working hours.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): free 24-hour helpline, advice and guidance for yourself and dependents.
  • Union membership (optional): through our partnership with the GMB.

Job Role

You do not need a degree or care qualifications to be a great Support Worker. If you have, a warm and welcoming smile then a role with Be Caring would be the right fit for you. As a Support Worker, you will be kind and compassionate building caring and supportive relationships with the individual you support and their families. At LIFE, we want everyone to reach their full potential. As a Support Worker, you will:

  • Be Kind & Be Happy: Be engaging, calm, and have a can-do attitude, learning and adapting with the person you’re supporting.
  • Be the Best You Can Be: Be a great communicator, listening to the person to understand their wants, needs, dreams and ambitions.
  • Be Safe: Have the person’s best interests in everything you do, protecting their privacy and dignity.
  • Be Involved: Be a motivator, encouraging and guiding the individual to take small but brave steps towards learning new skills, meeting new people and attending local community groups.
  • Be Proud: Support the person to become as independent as they can, making their own choices, decisions and managing their finances.


  • Paid induction training: classroom-based, includes shadowing and additional online modules.
  • Additional Specialist Training: provided to all new recruits - equipping you to meet the needs of the people we support and enabling you to provide person-centred approach. Training delivered by our amazing team; Debs, Steve, David.
  • Training development: funded Level 3 and other accredited courses.

Apply today and Andrea our friendly Recruitment Officer will be in touch!