What is a Support Worker?

The main role of a Support worker is to look after the wellbeing of people in their care and to enable them to live as independently as possible. As a Support Worker you could be supporting people with physical or learning disabilities, mental health or other complex needs.  

The tasks that you undertake as a Support Worker will differ depending on the needs of the individual you are supporting. Tasks can include prompting personal care, assisting with food preparation, providing emotional support and providing support within social activities.  

What is the difference between a
Support Worker and a Healthcare Assistant?

The roles of a Support Worker and Healthcare Assistant can be quite similar, and care workers can quite easily work interchangeably between the two roles if they wish. The main difference between the two roles is that generally Support Workers are there to give guidance and support service users in completing the tasks independently. A Healthcare Assistant usually provides more hands-on care with things like washing, dressing and eating.  

What are the benefits of working as a
Support Worker with Jane Lewis?


We work around you and your availability. Choose to work as many or as little hours as you like each week. Only want to do a couple of shifts a month? That’s no problem either!

Variety of Settings

We work with many different care providers so you can choose which types of service you would like to work in. It could be that you enjoy working in multiple different types of service, or you might find that you have a clear preference.

Ongoing Support

As soon as you register with Jane Lewis as a Healthcare Assistant you will receive dedicated support from your local team. Whether its support with your training or help to find the right type of shifts for you, we are here for you! Your support doesn’t stop whilst you are working a shift; if you have any questions or concerns you can call us whenever you need us.

Skills Development

We have a comprehensive training programme that you will be enrolled on to when you start working with us. You will then have the opportunity to undertake more specific training as well as access to NVQs.

Excellent Weekly Pay

At Jane Lewis, we offer weekly pay, so you don’t need to wait until the end of the month to reap the rewards if you have picked up extra shifts!

Start your application today!

Register your interest by applying online now and a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch to discuss the opportunities we have available.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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