Make a difference
Build a career out of care
We don’t have unsung heroes at Equilibrium Healthcare, only heroes. Our support workers play a vital role in emotionally and physically supporting our service users. We never lose sight of this life-altering work and offer a supportive workplace where individuals can develop personally and professionally. Many of our clinical team started out as support workers, going on to become nursing associates, registered nurses, and registered managers. Excel in your career in care with training, a fantastic employee benefits programme and career progression.
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Benefits and development programme
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Pioneering benefits and support
Meals provided on shift
Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
NMC Registration fees covered
Generous refer-a-friend scheme
Professional development and revalidation support
A leading healthcare provider in Greater Manchester
All five of our Greater Manchester locations have been recently refurbished following a multi-million-pound transformation. Find out more about the care, staff, and facilities across our innovative services.
Our ground-breaking services
At Equilibrium Healthcare we believe in the equality and human rights of all our service users. We work hard to ensure each person feels respected as an individual. We have created environments that reflect each service user's individuality, providing a sense of belonging.
Three newly renovated houses
Focus on independent living
Support with day-to-day tasks
Refurbished home and gardens
Onsite hairdressers and facilities
Chef designed daily meal choices
Complex mental health
Multi-million pound renovation
New wellness centre and gym
State-of-the-art care and facilities
Major creative refurbishment
Gardens and homely spaces
Personalised private bedrooms
Chef-designed nutritious meals
Private en-suite bedrooms
Gardens, activities and events
Frequently asked questions
Do I need experience to be a support worker?
No. Whilst having experience is always advantageous, we deliver comprehensive induction and training, providing new staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their role.
What does the role of a support worker entail?
Please check our ‘Day in the life of a support worker’ on this page. This gives you a great insight into what a typical day looks like. The job descriptions on our live vacancies Job Search page also provide more details.
What type of shifts will I be working?
Our shifts are varied but can run from 8am – 8pm for day shifts, and 8pm – 8am for night shifts, including at least a one-hour break throughout the day or night. It is uncommon for any of our service staff to work a mix of days and night shifts in a given week.
Equilibrium Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer, and we will always endeavour to be as flexible as possible.
Who will I be supporting?
This depends on the service you are applying for. Equilibrium Healthcare has four residential services in Greater Manchester, including one supported living service. Across our services, we support adults with a range of complex mental health issues, often with learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities. You’ll build strong bonds with the individuals in your care and with their family members, which is extremely rewarding work.
Are there opportunities for career development?
Absolutely. Many of our clinical team started their Equilibrium journey as support workers. We offer the opportunity to train to become nursing associates via the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship, with many going on to qualify as registered nurses and registered managers.
What does my induction look like?
We always want to ensure all our staff are trained and ready for their first shift in their service.
We run our own comprehensive induction, which you will be paid for. Your first week compromises of practical mandatory training including your Moving and Handling and First Aid.
In your second week, you will work alongside one of your fellow support workers and shadow them, learning hands-on knowledge of your service, patients and processes. In this week we cover both morning and evening handovers.
Should you require additional support following this second week, your line manager will put in place steps to accommodate this.
What if I already have my training documents before I start?
Even if you have your training documents you must partake in the Equilibrium Healthcare mandatory training. Each service and each healthcare provider is different and have different processes. We are committed to providing all our employees with the necessary knowledge and training to succeed in their careers.