Work with us
Working for us
Whether you’re supporting people or working at one of our offices, a career with Choice Support is always a good choice.
We are looking for people to join our team and help us improve the lives of disabled people.
We are proud of our reputation as a high quality provider of individualised and innovative care and support, and we want people who share our vision of a world where everyone matters and everyone cares.
We are looking for people with the right attitude - people who are passionate about making a difference and helping others achieve their goals.
For our support roles you will need to be caring and patient and able to treat people with dignity, respect and compassion. You must have good communication skills, including listening and picking up on non-verbal communication. You also need to be able to work well as part of a team, keep good records and follow guidelines. Your values are more important than experience - some of our best support workers joined us with no previous experience.
We are committed to learning and development and will provide you with the training you need to be a great support worker, including a structured induction, regular on-going training and support to achieve a nationally recognised qualification. We will also offer you the opportunity to progress your career within a care provider that has an excellent reputation and promotion opportunities nationally.
I’ve worked my way up to become an assistant manager. Sophie, assistant team leader
Support staff and managers need the same qualities, and that's empathy and patience.Read Sophie's story
I had a major break-through with someone I support – it’s a great feeling. Vilija, Support Worker
Vilija explains how she's gained a person's trust by overcoming anxiety with physical contact.Read Vilija's story
I feel I’m doing something worthwhile. It’s such a fulfilling and enriching job. We do make a difference however small this difference is. Mark, team leader
Mark had a completely different career before joining us as a support worker in 2007.Read Mark's story
The best part about my role is seeing people’s confidence grow. Becca, employment service coordinator
Managing a supported employment service in Richmond and Wandsworth, Becca is passionate about work opportunities being available to everyone.
A different kind of reward
The work can sometimes be demanding, but it is always rewarding, with the satisfaction that comes from helping someone else get the best out of life.
A support worker's role is never dull as there are never two days the same. The work you do is whatever the person you are supporting wants or needs to do. One day you might be supporting someone with their personal care, medication, shopping and housework, and then Skype calling their family. Another day you might be accompanying someone to the cinema or a club, or helping them make dinner for friends.
If your role is to help people into work, you'll be focused on helping them to achieve their goals and overcome barriers to employment. Your support could include helping people to submit job applications and prepare for interviews.
What people say about us
We don’t pretend to be perfect, but we do listen to the people who work for us and try to be the best employer we can. These are some of the things our staff have said about us in our most recent staff survey:
By far the best employer that I have worked for, where I feel supported and valued. Staff survey 2018
Throughout my working life, I have never felt more valued and appreciated for the work that I do, than I do now. Staff survey 2018
Good values, good team ethics, good support and very pleasant people to work with. Staff survey 2018
People we support are respected and heard and nothing is too much trouble for management, they respond quickly and effectively to any issues. Staff survey 2018
My manager is very approachable and I have confidence in her skills and ability - I feel she is a great role model to myself and others. I feel the ethos and values of the organisation are strong and I am proud to work for the organisation. Staff survey 2018
Choice Support gave me the confidence to come back into care again after a bad experience at my last job. I owe them so many thanks for believing in me and everything I was told in the interview is true. Staff survey 2018
Choice Support is a good organisation that values the wellbeing of people we support and staff. Staff survey 2018
We have signed up to the Ban the Box campaign, which calls on UK employers to create a fair opportunity for people
with convictions to compete for jobs. In order for this to happen, we ask about criminal convictions later in the
We expect our staff and volunteers to follow our values.
We care about people and stand up for what is right.
We are open and honest and value people for who they are.
We listen, we work together and we continue to improve.
We are experts at what we do and make good ideas happen.