You can help someone achieve independence and shape their own future, in the heart of your community
We believe that with the right care and support, and suitable living environment, everyone has the potential to lead an independent and meaningful life.
Salutem’s supported living locations, and bespoke support packages, enable adults and young people to live in the community with their own tenancies.
Our personalised care plans, developed together with each individual, their families and representatives, always ensure choice and control, developing independence wherever possible.
When you join our team you’ll be placed in a position of great trust where you can demonstrate your kindness, empathy and patience. Not only will you support individuals with daily tasks such as personal care, shopping, and budgeting, you’ll empower and encourage individuals to develop their self-esteem and confidence – the essentials of a happy life, for everyone.
You’ll experience huge satisfaction in this rewarding and varied role – every day is unique and special.
A Typical Day in Supported Living
Working in a supported living service is an incredibly varied role. Your schedule will be different each day depending on the choices of the people you support – you could be helping with self-care, a trip to the dentist, or you might be recapping on the best way to budget for the week.
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Whatever activity is taking place, the most important thing to focus on is communication. We make sure the needs and preferences of the people we support are prioritised at all times. Your job will be to enable their independence whenever possible by actively supporting them to take the lead. Instead of doing it for them you’ll encourage them to do it themselves, and you’ll be there to assist only if needed.
You’ll also support individuals to cook their own meals and be safe in the kitchen environment. Meal planning and cooking together is a fantastic way to help individuals make good food choices and promote healthy living.
You may need to help individuals to take their medication at the correct time and ensure they follow their prescription. You’ll be provided with all the training necessary for you to do this confidently and safely.
At the end of the day you get a great sense of achievement and accomplishment knowing that you have made a difference to someone’s life for the better and are helping them work towards their goals.
Jamie Hillard, Support Worker
Training / Development
As well as ensuring that the preferences and wishes of the individuals we support are always prioritised within their care, it’s also our responsibility to enable independence.
It’s our job to help the people we support develop their knowledge and abilities, so that they can confidently lead a fulfilled and active life.
As a valued member of our team we’ll make sure you have all the knowledge and skills you need to do just that.
Workplace Apprenticeship Programmes
To help you further develop your skills, knowledge, and confidence and help you take the next steps in your career, you can access our Workplace Apprenticeship Programmes.
We offer the following qualifications:
- Adult Care Worker Level 2
- Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3
- Care Leadership & Management Level 5
- Team Leading Level 2 & 3
Throughout all this, you’ll be supported by a workplace buddy and mentor so that you can ask questions along the way to help you get the most out of your training.
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People like Tammy…
After years working in a retail job she didn’t enjoy, Tammy finally decided to change the direction of her career. She’d always wanted to have a job that involved helping people, so when she saw an advert for a support worker at Trembath, Tammy applied. With no experience in care, she didn’t know what to expect, but she soon got into the swing of things. Now, after a year in the job, Tammy says she can’t imagine doing anything else.
My team knew it was quite nerve-wracking for me to come into a new job and that I’d never been in this environment before. But by the end of the first week, I felt completely at ease and, after working with the tenants here, I developed confidence quickly.