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Job Title: Support Worker

Job Summary: We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Support Worker to provide assistance and support to individuals with physical or mental disabilities, elderly individuals, or individuals with developmental disabilities. The Support Worker will be responsible for helping clients with daily tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, as well as providing emotional support and companionship.


  • Assist clients with daily tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Provide emotional support and companionship to clients
  • Assist clients with mobility and transportation
  • Administer medication and monitor clients' health
  • Assist with meal preparation and feeding
  • Perform light housekeeping duties, such as laundry and cleaning
  • Document clients' progress and report any changes to the supervisor


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience working with individuals with disabilities or elderly individuals preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to lift and move clients as needed
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screening

Working Conditions: The Support Worker will work in a variety of settings, including clients' homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes. The work may be physically demanding and may require lifting and moving clients. The Support Worker may work evenings, weekends, and holidays, depending on the needs of the clients.

Salary and Benefits: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Benefits may include health insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings plans.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Support Worker

What is the best way to find and hire a Support Worker near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Support Worker applicants. Employers posting their Support Worker job on Indeed get about 11 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Support Worker applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Support Worker are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 13 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 21 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Support Worker positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Support Worker role?
SMS has 90% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Support Worker job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Support Workers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 159% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Support Worker applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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