Senior Social Care Worker



Salary: £29,577.60 to £30,076.80 Annum (Salary based on a 48-hour contract. A higher range is offered to applicants with qualifications in health and social care)

The role consists of shift work and weekends on a rota basis. Do you need more flexibility? We know how hard it can be to find a job to suit personal commitments and that’s why Choice Care is offering a number of flexible positions to fit around your needs. We have a range of working patterns to suit you, get in touch to see if we can help.

Overview of the role

The role of the Senior Social Care Worker is to provide support and guidance to a team of social care workers, whilst making sure you always provide the highest level of care and lead by example. You will also liaise with the seniors in the home reporting any matters of concern. You must have experience in the care sector and have the willingness to learn and expand on your previous knowledge. Not only will you make a huge difference to people’s lives, but you’ll be able to enjoy days out, trips away and join in with many more activities, all of which ensures the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives.

Key duties

  • Taking the lead with supporting adults with learning disabilities and complex needs in a residential care environment
  • Supervising a team and assisting with the overall management of the home
  • Liaising with managers and other shift leaders
  • Executing any tasks allocated in a professional, timely and accurate manner
  • Supervising and sharing mealtimes with residents to encourage a positive attitude towards food and dining
  • Assisting residents in their daily activities whether this be in or away from the home 
  • Using your initiative when supporting residents during their activities and with day-to-day tasks

Personal attributes

Being patient, reliable, flexible, a team player and a good communicator are key characteristics of a successful Team Leader.

What are the benefits?

  • Learning Academy - Adult Care Worker Level 2 and Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 qualifications for all staff
  • Holiday entitlement - starting from 28 days inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Sick pay entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Programme - comprehensive health and wellbeing support for staff
  • Refer a friend scheme - enjoy a payment of £500 when you recruit a friend to Choice Care
  • Choiceversary - staff receive vouchers of £75 after 5 years, £100 after 10 years and £150 after 15 years to celebrate their commitment to Choice Care
  • Christmas bonus - vouchers for all staff members
  • Life insurance
  • Annual staff awards - this year each winner received £400 and we had over 30 winners in total
  • Complex in-house training - this includes our Advanced Management Development Programme for managers in the making and our Foundation Management Development Programme for rising stars
  • A paid day off on your birthday
  • Free monthly prize draw - all frontline care colleagues are automatically entered into a monthly prize draw. Three winners, selected randomly, receive £500 each, tax-free
  • Blue Light Card eligibility
  • Reclaim prescription costs for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and access free feminine hygiene products whilst on shift
  • Wagestream – a financial health app that enables you to track your earnings, save a small amount automatically each month, receive optional pay advances, purchase vouchers for discounts with retailers, and get access to financial support and education

Who are we?

Choice Care is one of the UK’s leading residential care providers for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions. With over 30 years’ experience, we’re at the forefront of national best practice, with among the highest CQC ratings of any comparable organisation. We are also proud to be one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers for the second year in a row!

Our homes are more than just a place to live, they’re like a second family for everyone we support. Each home is a close knit community, with its own unique personality, and all the ups and downs of typical family life, built on trust and the promise of unconditional care. Our colleagues build close bonds with the people they care for, helping to create enduring, positive relationships that build confidence and self-esteem.

In every Choice Care home there’s a strong emphasis on living life to the full and having fun, with purposeful daily activities based on individual preferences and capabilities. Alongside this there are regular social events, projects, outings and holiday breaks which everyone can get involved in and express themselves through.

Where will you work?

Opened in December 2016, Oakley Lodge in Basingstoke is a purpose-built, residential community home for 12 residents of varying ages with learning disabilities, autism and associated complex needs, including those people who present behaviours that challenge. Oakley Lodge has its own Day Activities Coordinator, responsible for developing individual and group activity programmes. A tailor-made activities building provides a dedicated space for arts and crafts, and skills development.


Senior Social Care Worker
Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom
£29577.60 to £30076.80
Permanent - Full-time
Job reference: CH885042BasSSCW