Support Worker - Adult Skills Development Centre, Orchard Manor

Essential Criteria: Reporting to Head of Adult Skills Centre

Location: Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 09:45 am to 16:45 pm 32.5 hours per week (overtime available) (flexible with the needs to the Skills Centre)

Salary: £8.41 - £9.39 (£17,044.48 - £19,042.92 FTE) dependent on qualifications and experience

Support Worker - Adult Skills Development Centre, Orchard Manor

Support Worker - Adult Skills Development Centre, Orchard Manor

Location: Meldreth, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border

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

Hours: 40 hrs per week (flexible with the needs to the Skills Centre)

The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities.

Due to our continued expansion; we’re currently looking for a Support Worker in Meldreth (near Royston) where our Orchard Manor Adult Skills Centre provides education, care and therapeutic support for adults (aged 18-30) with severe and profound learning and communication difficulties associated with conditions like cerebral palsy, autism, brain injury and degenerative disorders.

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.
  • Experience of supporting people with LD and complex needs in a learning environment.
  • Experience of supporting people with health and social care needs, including personal care needs.


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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