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Careers with Silva Care
We are a locally based company who are passionate about providing person centred support for adults with learning disabilities and people, autism, and people who have an aquired brain injury. If you are enthusiastic about assisting people to reach their full potential, have a caring personality and aspire to a career in care please contact us.
As an organisation we are proud of our success recruiting seniors and managers from within our existing workforce. We offer comprehensive training, access to NVQ qualifications, and our own ‘Introduction to senior support worker’ workshops for the first step in building a career with us.
Real people, real jobs
Creative Support Coordinator
I joined Silva Care in summer 2013 after finishing my degree in Fine Art. I had no previous experience in care, so was nervous about applying. After a very supportive interview process I was offered the role of support worker. Throughout my first 6 months I attended a wide range of training sessions to enable me to do the job to the best standard.
Within my first year I applied for a Keyworker position at North Park and then a Senior position at one of the short breaks houses. With regular supervisions and support from my managers to utilise my skills and passions I was able to build my identity within the company.
I was given the opportunity to act up as a Manager of a short breaks and supported living service for 8 months. Following this I was given my current post – Creative Support Coordinator. My role now enables me to create accessible information for the people we support, to assist individuals to create their person-centred plans and to organise events throughout the year.
I have always enjoyed my experience working within Silva Care. I have always been encouraged to develop my career, knowledge and skills whilst being surrounded by a fantastic team
I arrived at Silva Care to a support work role as a newbie to social care and initially planned it as a stop gap whilst I hoped for a career in the police. 8 and a half years later I am loving my role still within the company I have a passion for working alongside people and the sense of achievement the role gives supporting people with varying needs. Silva Care have supported me through various qualifications helping me progress in my career – completing my Diploma 5 and specialist training. Feel very fortunate to work with fantastic teams across the company
Senior Support Worker
I joined Silva Care in January 2017 as a support worker as it felt like such a good opportunity to join an exciting company. I have worked in the industry for a number of years now but none have compared to my short time with Silva Care.
Already since being with Silva Care I have gained a promotion as a Senior Support Worker and I have been enrolled to do my Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care. I love the feeling of job satisfaction and making sure that I have made a difference to somebody’s day. For me that is the most rewarding part of my job.
I feel very lucky to work with some great members of our team and I look forward to what the future holds whilst working with Silva Care.
After years working in bars and hotels, I felt the need to challenge myself in something community-based and more rewarding. Silvacare was my choice. Being my first job in care I didn’t know what I was facing and had my worries, it turned out to be an amazing experience! Once passing the interview I went through my training process which improved my knowledge and boosted my confidence. My shadowing period was key to learn support plans and build positive relationship with colleagues, which made it possible for me to deliver a personal-centred, effective and caring support. Every day at Silvacare I feel supported from my managers who appreciate my efforts and are flexible in managing my hours also taking into consideration my private life. Eventually I was offered the position as a senior support worker managing a respite house. My personal development was supported by my managers who helped me to develop my skills and comprehension through supervisions, appraisal, team meetings, mentoring and coaching. Eventually a deputy management position became available, feeling confident I applied for the position. I now supervise with my manager two short-breaks and two supported living houses which I believe is a great achievement in my young career. Silvacare has now given me the opportunity to study for a level 5 qualification in management in Health and social care. I am incredibly happy to work with this incredible team and I am looking forward to future challenges.
Join the family
If you would like to start a career at Silva Care please download and fill in the application form above, then upload both the filled out application form and your CV with your name, email and telephone number below and we will get in touch as soon as possible. You can view all current vacancies on our Facebook page here. Thank you
Silva Care's Gender Pay Gap Data
UK companies with 250 or more employees must publish their gender pay gap data. The data published is based on a snapshot date in April 2018. The calculations have been made according to a strict formula, with all the results published on the Government’s Gender Pay Gap Service website. This shows that in comparison to most other large employers Silva Care has a very small gender pay gap. This reflects the work we have done over many years to ensure our organisation is free from the bias which allows the gender pay gap to grow.
- Women’s hourly rate is 0.3% lower (mean) and 1.3% higher (median).
- Top salary quartile has 21% men and 79% women.
- Upper middle salary quartile has 26% men and 74% women.
- Lower middle salary quartile has 33% men and 67% women.
- Lower salary quartile has 23% men and 77% women.
- Women’s bonus pay is 0% lower (mean) and 0% lower (median).
- 0% of men and 0% of women received bonus pay.
An important thing to bear in mind – Gender Pay Gap is not the same as equal pay. Equal pay – that men and women doing the same job should be paid the same – has been a legal requirement for 47 years.