Support Worker

Location Port Talbot
Discipline: Healthcare Assistants
Salary: £11 per hour
Contact name: Shannon Lanphier

Contact email:
Job ref: AA/CF/11321/2
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Support Worker

Either side of Port Talbot – Swansea or Bridgend

£11.00 per hour



A leading Welsh charity is now looking for a Mental Health Support Worker to join the team and help support local people in and around Swansea and Bridgend to live independently and stay connected within the community.

The charity provides comprehensive aid to vulnerable people with mental health, addiction & related conditions who are facing difficult circumstances, such as with substance misuse, the criminal justice system, or loss of sufficient housing/employment.

As a Support Worker, your role will be dynamic and varied from day to day as you support people who need some extra help to manage their health needs, live independently, and pursue new life goals. Available specialties include:

  • Housing Service Support Worker (22.5h, Bridgend) – supporting individuals experiencing difficulties with their mental health and substance misuse to live independently within their own homes or a shared accommodation setting.
  • Respite Service Support Worker (37.5h, Swansea / 35h, Bridgend) – providing one-to-one support and guidance to individuals recovering from mental illness, encouraging them to gain confidence and pursue opportunities while enabling their carers to take a break and recharge.


Person specification:

Candidates must have:

  • previous experience in providing care and/or mental health support.


It is desirable that candidates have:

  • NVQ Level 2 / 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent skill/career progression.
  • previous training in Mental Health First Aid.


Benefits/enhancements include:

  • Company pension
  • Mileage reimbursement (role-dependent)
  • Potential for flexible shifts
  • Full training and development opportunities
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • Life assurance policy
  • Employee assistance services
  • Employee prize draws
  • Retail and leisure discount scheme
  • DBS and SCW registration fees paid for
  • Cycle to Work scheme