Independent Living Support Ltd Providing Independent Living Support for adults with Learning Disabilities

Established in 2007, Smile are a leading and growing service provider in South Gloucestershire and, working closely with South Gloucestershire Council, deliver high quality support services to a large number adults with a wide variety of special needs such as Downs Syndrome, autism, Learning Difficulties etc etc.

Smile operates a team of over 50 trained support workers who work as a lone worker on a 1:1 basis with our clients but are supported by an office-based team as well as regular supervision in the field. Our services are focused on supporting our Service Users to carry out daily tasks/skills and emotional support. We do not currently offer ‘hands on’ care services (see the ‘Services’ page for more details)

We have regular vacancies for individuals who have a desire and commitment to work as a support professional with vulnerable adults with learning difficulties who are striving to live independently in the community. Work would include a variety of shifts throughout the weekdays, evenings, weekends and sleep-in shifts.

Previous experience is not necessary but an understanding of the level of service required is important - all applicants will be DBS(replaced the CRB) checked and once the interview process has been successful, given a full training induction followed by an ongoing program of training. Care Certificate training is given to all new staff.



Job Vacancies:

Support Worker

Contract type:  Bank Staff

Salary:  £8.65 to £9.25 per hour depending on Qualifications and completion of probationary period, £72 Per Sleep-in and 35p Per Travel Mile, weekend and bank holiday enhancements.

Closing Date: On-going

Location:  South Gloucestershire

Work available would include a variety of shifts throughout the weekdays, weekends and evening shift work, evening shifts in general finish by 9:30pm

Applicants need to Have Access to, or own their own car

For more Info please enquire within

SMILE Office Tel - 01454 853199

E-Mail -

Successful applicants will:

            Be part of a positive thinking team to support adults to live independently in the community

            No experience necessary (Full Training provided)

            Work varied hours during week-day and weekends within South Gloucestershire (weekend and bank              holiday enhancements)

            Have Access to, or own their own car

            High Standard of training provided, Care certificate training and regular staff supervisions

At times when we do not have vacancies, we are still interested in hearing from potential new recruits and invite you to write to us with a brief CV where we can then put you on a holding list for consideration.

Click here to download a application pack now

Support Worker Application PDF Version.pdf