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Role Description

Support Worker

Location: Aylesbury HP21, Buckinghamshire

Salary: £9.90 to 10.05 per hour + Benefits

Hours: 37.5 hours per week on a shift basis

  • Shift Patterns: 7.00 am – 3.00 pm, 8.00 am – 4.00 pm, 1:00 pm – 9.00 pm,  2:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
  • Monday to Sunday 
  • Additional £816 per year based on 2 sleep ins per month 
  • Bank hours also available
Develop professionally to achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, at no cost to you!
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

**Full UK driving licence preferred but not essential.

 
 SeeAbility is a charity supporting people with learning disabilities, sight loss, and a wide range of other needs. We are a forward thinking supported living service, always striving to improve and find better ways of doing things. We are an established staff team who share a passion for making a difference to the people we support in whatever way we can.
 
About our service

At Waterside House we support 14 individuals with various disabilities including: visual impairment, autism, physical disabilities, mental health and learning disabilities.

About the role

As a support worker your contribution will be invaluable. You’ll work as a team to provide support for people who have Autism and Learning Disabilities; helping them to live as independently as possible. Through skillful interactions and involvement in person centred planning and partnership working you’ll work with them and their families, to provide excellent, person centred support, which is both safe, maximises choice and control and identifies outcomes that improve the quality of their everyday life.

You’ll be part of a team that includes support from a positive behaviour support consultant. Your day-to-day management will come from an experienced, passionate leader who will work alongside you. This will assist you with your own leadership and interactions that will in turn enable people to move forward in their lives creating community connections, friends, hobbies, interests, and work.  Being passionate, creative and values led will really help you in achieving the small and bigger goals and outcomes 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 supporting people to do activities they like and take part in new activities these may include: college courses, arts and crafts, gardening, bowling, trips to the cinema and theatre, shopping, meals out, going to the pub, holidays away, picnics, activity days and many activities we have not even thought of yet!!

About you

As a support worker you will be looking for full-time or part-time role and happy to work on a rota basis, covering a combination of mornings, evenings and weekend support.

Although we welcome you if you've been a Care Assistant, Support Worker or equivalent, experience isn’t necessary. At SeeAbility, our values are of upmost importance to us, paired with a kind, caring and an enthusiastic approach. 

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

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

If you want to make a difference too, join our team.