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Support Worker Young Adult’s (NH24)

Salary: £17,270 – £18,317

Location: Derby

Closing date: 31st October 2020

Are you a caring and compassionate person who wants to make a difference? Join Progress and help support and care for young adults in Derby city centre.

The Role

As a Support Worker at our Nightingale House residential service, you will be caring for young adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities, Autism, ADHD and associated behavioural challenges. 

Young adults accommodated at Nightingale House may also be experiencing mental health, self-harming and sexualised behaviours and are socially and emotionally delayed, through neglect and harm. 

A support worker will also assist the management team in maintaining a safe and enabling environment that provides positive experiences to young adults.

Your role is also vital to the progression of young adults. A support worker encourages them to develop new skills and to be the best that they can be. You must be sensitive to the needs of those in your care. 

The roles will require you to work unsociable hours, including early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays on a rolling rota basis.

Who we are looking for

You have a fantastic opportunity to be a part of our team if you are:

  • Caring and approachable
  • Patient and welcoming
  • Creative
  • Helpful and reliable
  • Willing to learn valuable life skills
  • Enthusiastic and hardworking

About Progress Care

Our goal is to increase resilience and reduce dependency by blending a range of services to provide seamless transitions through residential, foster care, semi-independent and independent living.

At Nightingale House, we put the needs of those we support at the centre of everything we do. We care about the support and development of young adults and want them to lead regular lives.

Our Company Values

We CARE about our services, staff and the people we support – continually improving the quality of care and service delivery.

We TRUST that staff will work in partnership in all areas – ensuring we are meeting business objectives, goals and targets.

We RESPECT each other regardless of position and provide peer support to our colleagues by working together.

We PROGRESS in our development – personally, as a business, for our professional partners and for the people we support.

At Progress, we have high staff retention rates through

  • Personal development opportunities
  • Treating you as an individual
  • Publicly recognising your achievements
  • Supporting you any way we can
  • Placing you on a comprehensive training program 
  • A competitive salary

Staff benefits include

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Enhanced holiday entitlements
  • Long service loyalty scheme
  • A stakeholder pension scheme
  • Private family healthcare and medical insurance
  • Death in service life assurance
  • Shopping discounts via the HAPI app


You must be able to demonstrate that you have a QCF level 3 Health and Social Care qualification or equivalent along with, at least and at least two years’ experience in a residential setting.

A full clean driving license would be a distinct advantage.

All applicants will undergo an Enhanced DBS check.


To apply please complete the application form. If you have any issues please email

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Good luck!