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Position:     Lead Support Worker

Location:    Banbury, support service

Salary:       £12.50 per hour + Benefits

Your role

To be extraordinary and support the manager, deputy manager other team members to help one of the people we support live an extraordinary life each and every day by providing excellent, person centred support, which is both safe, in line with individual care plans and in accordance with our policies and procedures.

Helping an individual who has a learning disability, autism and high risk behaviours that challenge you’ll support them with their day to day living needs including actively helping with tasks around the home, but also helping them with their emotional and physical support needs, which will include personal care. You’ll help plan short and long term goals with them and those close to them, ensuring they get the best opportunities out of their lives.

Your responsibilities

Quality: We support people to achieve their goals by ensuring we use our specialist skills and resources effectively. People we support are involved in organisational decision making.

Influencing: We ensure that everyone with learning disabilities and autism, and those that support and work with them are aware of the prevalence of sight problems, associated concerns, their rights and are able to access practical support.

  • Help people get the very best out of every day by being flexible, listening and understanding the impact that learning or physical disabilities, sensory impairments and autism spectrum conditions have on people and how we can improve the way we provide support
  • Speaking up about support that you may have concerns about, using your voice to influence better outcomes
  • Act as an ambassador for the organisation by ensuring your own networks are aware that people with learning disabilities are more likely than others to have sight problems. Encourage others to consider and recognise signs and symptoms of sight problem and to take action.
  • Italian speaking desirable.


    Sustainability: We invest in our organisation to ensure we are current and relevant by effectively meeting the needs of more people who would most benefit from our work.


    Talent: We recognise the contribution of our colleagues and achieve more using each others’ skills, values and commitment.

  • Working within the law, so that risks are kept low and opportunities increased
  • Contributing to the service by sharing views and ideas so we can improve the way we work
  • Supporting the views of the people we support and self advocacy for the service to learn what changes need to occur to response to peoples needs and wishes
  • To take responsibility for using all our resources wisely and monitoring the efficiency of our services, ensuring that our services are always adapting to meet the needs of the people we support.
  • Seeing the potential in every moment to teach useful skills to both the people we support and each other
  • Working as part of a team that strive to support each other
  • Act as an ambassador for the organisation, actively seeking and engaging with talent within your own networks and those of friends and family who could be an extraordinary support worker
  • Keeping accurate written records and ensuring information is shared appropriately with other team members
  • To be responsible in completing and keeping up to date with all necessary training


Your knowledge, experience, skills and values


Knowledge & qualifications


  • QCF in Health & Social Care level 2 Diploma or willingness to undertake further training
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards for supported living
  • Understanding of Health and safety legislation
  • Knowledge and understanding of autism and high risk behaviours that challenge

    Full UK, manual, driving license


     Experience of providing personalised support

    Skills & attributes 

  • Adventurous
  • Respectful
  • Friendly
  • Experience of working with people with autism, learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge (minimum 2 years)
  • Health and Social care experience


Our Benefits
  • Giving you the tools to become an expert dream maker Fully paid mandatory core training.
  • All work and no play is not fun, so everyone gets 5.6 weeks a year annual leave and if that wasn’t enough we increase it by a day a year
  • Know someone who is like you? And can make a difference? Get them to apply and earn yourself £600
  • You can save up to £1000 with discounts off your favourite shops, restaurants and great days out
  • Getting to work is an expensive business spread the cost via your salary with a season ticket loan
  • No more excuses discount gym memberships available
  • Access to eye tests for all is very important to us, so we ensure you have access to regular eye tests.

For the full list of our extraordinary benefits please visit our website.