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Specialist Support Worker

  • Sherborne, Dorset
  • Permanent
  • Up to £12.50 per hour + Sleepover pay (70,00£ per night)
  • Carer for John

Job Overview

To all Support Workers around Sherborne and Yeovil. A brand-new supported living is being developed for John who is returning home from living in long stay hospital. John is looking for his new team to be kind, caring and help him lead his best life.

Essential for this job: Must hold a full driving licence

Date Applications Close: 04/08/2024

Contract: Permanent

Contract hours: Full time, Part time, Casual

Reference: FE/AC

John loves going to garden centres and country walks. He loves history and 60's / 70's music and is partial to a music quiz. John is looking forward to living in his own home and working towards all the things he wants to do. It's a great job as you will be involved with John from the beginning.

Beyond Limits is excited to be expanding into the Dorset area, we are a provider with a proven reputation and registered as outstanding with the CQC. We will provide you with regular reflective support and supervision and ongoing training that will support your personal and professional development.

Ideally you will:

  • Experience would be advantageous however full training is giving
  • Have a kind caring nature
  • Be committed, in it for the long-term
  • Be self-motivated
  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Want to make a real difference to John's life
  • Be open-minded and open to new ideas
  • Value the principles of inclusion


  • We reward our staff with competitive salaries
  • We offer an Award Winning Pension Scheme
  • We have a company sick pay scheme
  • Excellent annual leave allowance, including top up pay
  • Critical Illness cover, reassurance when you need it the most
  • Life Insurance, reassurance for your family when they need it the most
  • A really good mandatory induction
  • Ongoing high quality training
  • Career development opportunities
  • A real chance to make a difference to someone's life

We are committed to recruiting candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment, including obtaining references and DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance. A DBS check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits, the cost of which will be to the employee, however, this will be returned after successful completion of probation period (6 months).