Southwest Vacancies / Plymouth

Support Worker for Mike

With Mike, work doesn’t need to feel like work. One day you might be pottering around the garden sowing seeds, the next you might be off looking for pirate treasures and bottles washed up onshore.

Location: Plymouth

Position/s: £11.00 p.h.

Salary: Support Worker

Hours: 16 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 6th October 2023

Ref Code: CB/NC

Vacancy details & application form:

Essential for this job

Driver essential who is willing to use their own car. Must be comfortable with personal care.


  1. We reward our staff with competitive salaries
  2. We offer an Award Winning Pension Scheme
  3. We have a company sick pay scheme
  4. Excellent annual leave allowance, including top up pay
  5. Critical Illness cover, reassurance when you need it the most
  6. Life Insurance, reassurance for your family when they need it the most
  7. A really good mandatory induction
  8. Ongoing high quality training
  9. Career development opportunities
  10. A real chance to make a difference to someone’s life

Ten reasons to work for Beyond Limits

More about...

Mike has a good sense of humour and enjoys laughing and chatting with his team. Mike’s hobbies include playing computer games, listening to a variety of music, treasure hunting, gardening, metal detecting, and watching 80’s cartoons, especially ThunderCats. Mike has 2 cats and some fish which his team support him to look after so liking animals is essential.

Mike is autistic with a learning disability and needs support in understanding the ‘why’ and the ‘how’, but the team are there to find creative and unique ways of helping his understanding such as creating a bespoke newspaper that has helped Mike develop, think more about his health, and try new things.

We are looking for someone who is keen to learn and develop so that Mike lives a fulfilled life, and you feel proud to be part of it. Shifts are typically 9am to 9pm and the rota is done in advance to help accommodate a good work/life fit. There is an in-depth team induction to support you into the role.

The team are working towards being self-directed so an element of leadership will be required as there won’t be the traditional hierarchy normally seen in a team. That doesn’t mean there are no development opportunities. We want everyone in the team to develop and to enjoy supporting Mike and being part of the organisation.

Ideally you will:

  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Be highly self-motivated
  • Be willing to learn and develop within your role
  • Have a passion for the work we do
  • Be a great communicator for Mike
  • Be forward thinking, willing to try new ideas and approaches
  • Have similar interests or be sympathetic to Mikes
  • Have good computer skills

A DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits, the cost of which will be to the employee, however, this will be returned after successful completion of probation period (6 months).

More information

For an informal conversation about this position or to contact us by email please see contact details at the bottom of this page.

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If you are interested in this vacancy and would like more information or want to know more about working for Beyond Limits, please use the Expression of Interest form below.

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