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Role Description

Bank Support Worker

Salary: £11.20 per  hour retail and social discounts, and other benefits

Location: Bicester Support Services, OX26 Oxfordshire

Hours:  from 8 to 37.5 hours per week on a shift basis

  • Shift Patterns: 7.30 am – 3.00 pm,  2:30 pm – 10.00 pm 
  • Monday to Sunday 
  • Full time contracted hours also available

**Full UK driving licence preferred but not essential.

** Previous experience as a support worker, care assistant or similar is essential.

 

About the role

As a support worker your contribution will be invaluable. At Bicester you will be part of a team supporting up to 6 individuals who all have their own bungalow with extra communal space and gardens. All people we support have a diagnosis of autism and learning disabilities and your day-to-day management will come from an experienced, passionate leader who will work alongside you as well as a positive behaviour support consultant. This will assist you with your own leadership and interactions that will in turn enable people to move forward in their lives increasing communication skills and independence. Using skilful interactions and person centred planning, this will help you to achieve the small and bigger goals that we all see as part of a safe, happy, healthy and empowering life. 

A big part of your role as a support worker will be maximising choice and control for the people you support, ensuring they have opportunities to be involved in activities they like and try new activities. These may include: arts and crafts, gardening, bowling, trips to the cinema, shopping, meals out, going to the pub, holidays away, picnics, activity days and more!!

About you
We are looking for both full and part time roles, working on a rota basis which includes mornings, evenings and weekends

We are looking for experienced support workers, care assistants or equivalent, particularly those who have supported individuals with autism, learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge.
 

If this, is you, then we would love to hear from you.  We are looking for people who embrace differences, promote inclusivity and value and respect one another.

 

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!

 

*This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.

 

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Our Benefits

What we can offer you:

  • Annual Leave: 28 days per annum (including Bank Holidays) pro rata. Annual leave entitlement is converted into an hourly rate, which is paid in direct proportion to the number of hours worked.
  • Pension Scheme: Eligible Jobholders will be automatically enrolled or can opt into the SeeAbility Pension Scheme during their third month of employment. Worker contributions are 1%, which is matched by SeeAbility.  You can choose to contribute more, however SeeAbility will only pay match up to 1% of your pensionable earnings
  • On-going learning and development: Comprehensive programmes of learning for new and existing staff
  • Your money goes further
    • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants and activities
    • Eligible for Blue Light Card discounts
    • Paid DBS and renewals

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