Being a Support Worker at Community ConneX

30 January 2023

Being a Support Worker for Community ConneX is an incredibly fulfilling job. It gives you the opportunity to make a positive impact on someone’s day while meeting some amazing people.

The role of a Support Worker

A Support Worker is someone who looks after the wellbeing of people, often with learning disabilities, on a day-to-day basis. Your role is to support people to be as independent as possible and to increase the quality of their lives.

Engaging with people in different ways can also lead to less social exclusion. If the prospect of helping another person in any capacity is something that intrigues you, the role should fit you perfectly.

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What makes a good Support Worker?

No prior experience is required, just enthusiasm! At Community ConneX, you are given online training on various topics ranging from understanding epilepsy to a course on safeguarding.

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The highs and lows

Being a Support Worker enables you to work in an environment where no two days are ever the same. The care that you give can be different from person to person, allowing your creative thinking to be explored and demonstrated in different ways. You find yourself constantly surrounded by smiles and laughter from those you are supporting, which you can’t help but mirror.

It must be said that the role has its challenging days, as caring for people can cause emotional stress at times; however, it also brings endless rewards.

The team

One of the best parts of the role is the team you are a part of. Everyone is incredibly welcoming, and you become a part of a supportive group of people who show no hesitation to offer help. Although you need to work independently at times, it is clear to see that every day is a team effort, so you never feel as though you are on your own.

You can work with Together ConneX and/or Youth ConneX, which are two different services that operate on different days. This gives you the opportunity to work with adults and children. These two services allow you to broaden your skill set and improve your ability to work alone and as part of a team.

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Your donation could bring someone out of social isolation, help support autistic people, people with a learning disability, and their families. We also use your donations to provide disadvantaged children and young person with opportunities to develop themselves and grow.

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