Part Time Support Worker (Young Adults) - Hyde Lodge

Essential Criteria: Level 2 Diploma for Adults or equivalent desirable

Location: Bristol

Contract Type: Part-time, Permanent

Hours: Part Time (20 hours per week)

Salary: £8.41 - £9.39 per hour (£17,493 - £19,531 per annum) linked to competency and qualifications.

Part Time Support Worker (Young Adults) - Hyde Lodge

Location: Westbury Park, Bristol

Salary: £8.41 - £9.39 per hour, 20 hours average per week, (£8,746.40 - £9,765.60 per annum) linked to competency and qualifications.

Hours: Part Time (average of 20 hours per week) 

The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities. Established in 2015, we set out to create outstanding services across the country and have invested significantly to achieve this.  Aurora offers an exciting career opportunity to enthusiastic and committed people wanting to play a part in our rapidly developing company.

We are currently looking for Support Workers to join Aurora Hyde Lodge in Bristol.

Aurora Hyde Lodge sits in the heart of the Bristol community, overlooking Westbury Park and offers a supportive living and learning environment for young adults, typically aged 19 to 25 with severe and complex learning difficulties.

We have one aim; to empower the young people we support to develop and grow in their own unique and inspiring way. And we’re looking for passionate and committed people to join us in helping them achieve this as they transition from education to adulthood and plan the next steps for their future.

As a valued member of our team, you have the opportunity to help make a real difference and to develop a truly rewarding career for yourself.

March 2018, CQC rated us as ‘Outstanding’.  The report highlighted:

‘The service provided outstanding care and support to the young people at Hyde Lodge. Staff were exceptionally caring and often went above and beyond the expectations of their role to provide valuable experiences for the young people.’

The role:

Your role is to support students and residents with learning, physical, emotional and/or associated disabilities to live happy and fulfilled lives, as independently as possible. As a Support Worker you will help them develop positive relationships and be equal and valued members of their community.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the young adults through a waking day curriculum, in order to meet their current needs and enable them to achieve on-going development and growth.
  • Support and facilitate learning and independence.
  • Contribute to planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes and plans.
  • Help to maintain a safe, homely environment which is suitable to the individuals living within it.
  • Ensure own effective relationships with all including parents, guardians, social workers and other professionals and agencies as required.
  • Ensure that national minimum care standards are understood and complied with and develop own practice so that it meets and wherever possible exceeds these.
  • Ensure own adherence to all policies and procedures and regulatory and legal requirements of the role and of the Aurora Values and be prepared to challenge others where behaviour does not demonstrate this.


  • No qualifications required although Level 2 Diploma for Adults or equivalent an advantage

Requirements of the role:

  • Experience of adults or children with learning or physical difficulties which could be from a previous job or from your own personal experiences with family or friends with special educational needs or disabilities
  • Level 2 Diploma for Adults or equivalent is desirable
  • Experience of working within a support or care role is desirable
  • Understanding of the safeguarding principles and the importance of Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) procedures
  • Experience and/or understanding of working within a multi-cultural, inclusive environment
  • Basic First Aid knowledge
  • Experience of working with a range of approaches to manage behaviour is advantageous


Be part of our successful team and benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • High street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Paid holiday
  • Training and Development


If you’d like an informal discussion or a full job description before applying, please contact our HR Team on 01179 733 301 or email

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.


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