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Senior Support Worker

Location:  Fir Tree Lodge, Tadley, RG26

Salary: Up to £21,664.50 per annum (Qualified)

  • Shift rate: Up to £11.11 per hour weekdays and weekends up to 37.5 hours
  • Overtime rate: Weekdays up to £11.11 per hour and weekends up to £14.81 per hour
  • Sleep-ins are £50 per night (£1,200 per annum based on 2 sleep-ins per month).

Hours: 37.5 per week on a shift rota basis

  • Develop professionally to achieve professional qualifications - CareCertificate, QCF levels 2-5, at no cost to you! (Unqualified rate £10.96 per hour).
  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service)
  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants, and activities, plus eligibility for Blue Light Card discounts

    Please see below SeeAbility's extensive benefits and reward package!
 
Lou Reed sang about a perfect day and that’s what we want you and the people we support to have if you join us. But do so you’ll need to be an extraordinary leader with the ability to inspire, mentor and develop both your team and the people we support in to achieving extraordinary outcomes each and every day!
 
 
Supporting the manager and deputy manager you'll lead a team of support workers to provide extraordinary, person centred support, which is safe and maximises choice, dignity and independence. Acting as a role model and mentor to the support workers you’ll facilitate the use of sound judgment and creative solutions to enable people to achieve goals and explore new opportunities. You'll supervisor daily outputs and assist the deputy manager in managing staff performance, development and appraisals.
 
Working in partnership with the people we support, their family, our specialist support teams and external agencies you’ll help to plan and implement professionally designed and person centred support plans that improve the quality of their everyday life and enables the achievement of individual goals, however small or large, each and every day.
 
 

A natural leader with experience of providing extraordinary support, ideally to people with visual impairment or other disabilities, you'll be professional, patient and calm under pressure. You'll be a strong team player with the ability to lead by example and nurture and develop talent, both in your team members and the people we support. You'll have A QCF in Health & Social Care level 2 Diploma (or equivalent) with willingness to under level 3 and be Knowledge of regulatory standards for supported/residential living but above all you'll take personal responsibility for the quality of care and support delivered to the people we support, striving always to surpass expectations and do what is right by them.

So apart from transforming lives what’s in it for you? You’ll benefit from working with a team of passionate and skilled specialists, an outstanding induction and training programme with on-going development and the option to gain formal qualifications as well as the opportunity to progress your career in a sector that genuinely offers careers for life. In addition we also offer a range of benefits including flexible working options, long service and recognition awards, including increasing annual leave and bonus incentives and company pension and life assurance schemes.  And we don’t expect you to take your work home with you at the end of the day, in fact, it’s illegal!
 

About us

Registered as The Royal School for the Blind, SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 220 years.

We specialise in supporting people who have learning disabilities or autism, who may also have sight loss, to live ambitious lives and achieve things they never thought possible. Whether that is forming more friendships and relationships, enjoying new experiences and activities or finding employment.

Training and Development

At SeeAbility, we fully support your training and development. You will start with an extensive Induction programme and throughout your probationary period you will be equipped with face-to-face training, e-learning and guidance to support you whilst in your new role.

Your continued development is important to us, therefore, SeeAbility offer the means to progress your career, your way! You will learn and be supported in your role, and have the opportunity achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, which are funded by SeeAbility!

Safer Recruitment and Diversity

SeeAbility safeguards and promotes the welfare of the young people and adults we support. Therefore, we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate vetting checks prior to joining.

SeeAbility is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support.

COVID-19 Information

During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we take every precaution to keep you, and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.

Additionally, some of our services requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or exempt). This means having Vaccinations 1 and 2. You can join us if you have had at least one vaccination and have your second vaccination 10 weeks after the first.

 

Our Benefits
 

Pay and Rewards

Our colleagues at SeeAbility are extremely valued, and so everyone has access to a fantastic package of benefits.

Your extraordinary opportunities

  • Leadership development academy and talent programme for the next steps in your career
  • Fully paid essential training
  • Funded professional qualifications – Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5 available
  • Annual excellence awards
  • Long service awards and recognition
  • Quarterly 1:1s: Opportunity to discuss your progress and your future

Your work-life balance

  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service)
  • Buy and sell up to 3 days annual leave
  • Life events - Time off when you need it most
  • Flexible working - We are up for anything that works for your team and the wider organisation

Your money goes further

  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants and activities
  • Eligible for Blue Light Card discounts
  • Save 10% on monthly bus travel
  • Pay reviews and commitment to pay competitive rates
  • Employer contributory pension scheme - Support and tools to help you make the right decisions about your future 
  • Refer a friend and receive £600
  • Paid DBS and renewals
  • Season ticket loans
  • Discounted mobile phone options

Your wellbeing counts

  • Life assurance of 2x annual salary
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership

Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.