Support Worker - Orchard Manor

Essential Criteria: Willingness to work towards achieving Level 3 Diploma HSC (funded by us).

Location: Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire

Contract Type: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Hours: 4 week rota pattern of 13 shifts (8am to 9pm) – Ave 39hrs per week

Salary: £8.41 ph (£17,062) rising to £9.39 ph (£19,043) for candidates with relevant QCF Level 3 qualification.

Support Worker - Orchard Manor

Support Worker - Orchard Manor

Location: Meldreth, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border

Salary: £8.41ph to £9.39ph (linked to competency and qualifications)

Hours: 4 week rota pattern of 13 shifts (8am to 9pm) – Ave 39hrs per week.

Where possible we will also consider flexible shift patterns to suit you

Aurora Orchard Manor

We are currently looking for a number of Support Workers in Meldreth (South Cambridgeshire / North Hertfordshire boarder), where our Aurora Orchard Manor Transition Service offers a supportive living and learning environment for young adults who have severe and profound learning difficulties.

Key responsibilities:

Orchard Manor provides a transitional opportunity for individuals to move into adulthood with a focus on person-centred programmes to promote independence.

We work with people with multiple disabilities who may have sensory and physical impairments who benefit from our specialist facilities that have been designed to meet their needs.

To facilitate this; you will be expected to provide the highest level of care for young adults throughout their daily activities; from washing and dressing through to a wide range of social, learning and recreational opportunities.

Our young adults benefit greatly from the integral skills centre, hydrotherapy and rebound therapy facilities. You’ll be expected to work closely with our innovative skills centre and therapy teams to help young adults achieve their learning and development objectives and become more independent. 

The key to this role will be your ability to communicate effectively, build trusting relationships and provide the support required to enable young people to become more autonomous adults.


It is a tough yet totally rewarding role. Ultimately we are looking for people with a passion to build relationships and positively change the lives of the young adults that we work with. So whilst previous experience would be highly beneficial; it’s not essential.  What’s more important to us is that you can demonstrate the right attitude to make a difference.

If this role is right for you, then we will support your development throughout your career with us with pay rises to match your progression.

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Willingness to work towards achieving Level 3 Diploma HSC (funded by us).
  • A robust, positive and creative approach in meeting the needs of young adults.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and team working skills.
  • High level of resilience and patience 
  • The ability to work within a rota pattern that typically requires working every other weekend.


If you are interested then please apply on-line, or for more information, please contact our HR team (01763 268000 /

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer

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