Support Worker (4 posts)

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£16,781 - £17,772 pro rata
12 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Part Time

Our Employment and Volunteering Support Workers have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of adults and young people with disabilities or additional support needs. Working within local employers and voluntary organisations you will support people to develop practical skills, build confidence and enable them to make a real contribution within their chosen work or volunteering setting. 

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement. 

Shape a better future with us 

We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone. 

Your role in our journey 

As an Employment and Volunteering Support Worker you will support people on a practical level to achieve identified outcomes as part of a support plan. You will work in collaboration with a range of local agencies, from College to employers and voluntary organisations. You will feedback on the development and work skills of the people you support and assist us to identify any barriers to employment and volunteering. 

What you’ll need 

To join us, you will need a Level 2 qualification and experience of working with vulnerable groups. You will have an understanding of the principles of person centred support and the ability to work in an enabling manner. As important as your experience of enabling vulnerable people will be your ability to build collaborative working relationships and to promote opportunities for vulnerable people. 

A lot to look forward to 

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding. 


To achieve your ambitions while shaping a bright future for our communities, apply now at 

Job Profile: Support Worker - Generic Job Profile (Grade 3).doc.doc 
Vacancy Exposure Profile: Support Worker (4 posts) - Exposure Profile (C-SW4).doc.doc 
Additional Information: Additional Information to Applicants .docx.docx 
Additional Information: Equal Opportunities For All Letter.pdf.pdf 

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

CVs will not be accepted. 

This post closes at 11:59pm on the date specified. 
This post requires an Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check. 

If you are currently living overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years please be aware, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in. If you experience difficulty in obtaining an overseas criminal record check please email