We are looking for a Day Support Worker to join our team working at The Squirrels.

Welcome to The Squirrels, a space of care and empowerment designed exclusively for adults with autism and learning disabilities. We understand that at times you may experience behaviours that challenge, however, our commitment is unwavering: to cultivate an environment that is safe, comfortable, and greatly effective in promoting both independence and positive community integration.

We also offer a £500 welcome bonus!

We have 9 bedrooms, each with en-suite shower rooms. Our space is abundant, both within the walls of our home and the sprawling garden outside. The outside space is somewhere that our residents thrive. Communal living areas provide a warm homely space, including a spacious lounge, inviting dining room, even a cinema room, and the dynamic activity area known as The Hub. We’ve also crafted a sensory haven. Our vast garden invites our individuals to partake in sports and activities.

About the Role

We are offering a 42 hour contract, working from 07:45am untill 7.45pm, 3 shifts one week and 4 the next (working two weekends a month). 

  • Supporting residents in their day to day activities and interests, which will include regularly accessing the local community
  • Support residents with basic personal needs, including cooking and cleaning
  • Monitoring and checking residents during your shift
  • Updating and recording resident records to help monitor health and well-being

What Cygnet Offer:

  • Free meal when on shift
  • Free DBS
  • NHS Blue Light Discount Card, Reward Gateway®
  • Fully Paid Training and Induction, 21 Days Paid Annual Leave, Paid breaks
  • Contributory pension scheme

What you will need:

  • Positive Attitude and Caring Approach
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • minimum of 6 months uk experience in a care role with learning disabilities and autism

Who We Care For:

  • Adults from the age of 18 years and beyond.
  • Individuals diagnosed with autism and/or learning disabilities.
  • Those who may present challenging behaviours.
  • Residents with communication challenges and complex needs.
  • Those with an ECHP (Education Healthcare Plan) or under DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) or Care Orders.

Community Connections

In close proximity, local shops, country parks, enchanting woodland walks, and beaches. The QE2 Activity Centre offers enriching experiences, specially tailored for those with autism, learning disabilities, and sensory impairments.


Join us now at The Squirrels, where every day is an opportunity to craft stories of growth, empowerment, and fulfilment. 

Job Reference: CYG36419

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