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Role Description

Female Support Worker (Driver) – Ditton Road*

Location: Surbiton, KT6 6RB

Salary: £11.05 per hour

  • Shift rate: £11.05 per hour weekdays and weekends up to 37.5 hours
  • Overtime rate: Weekdays £11.05 per hour and weekends £14.70 per hour
  • Sleep-ins are £50 per night (£1,200 per annum based on 2 sleep-ins per month).

Hours: 37.5 per week, Monday to Sunday on a shift rota basis.

Employment type: Full-time, Permanent.

*You must be a driver with a manual licence to apply for this position.

  • 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!

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

We’re seeking to recruit some great new Support Workers; people with the right values and attitude to work in our Supported Living Service – could this be you?

Our main priority for this job role is to find people with the right attitude and behaviours to match our own! You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications to get started – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent care worker.

Above all we want someone that:

- Has a commitment to quality and being the best they can.

- Can provide excellent care and support to all our individuals.

- Treats others with dignity and respect

- Works well as part of a team.

The duties are varied, and no two days will be the same. Our residents are individuals, and they all deserve to be treated as such. Duties may include supporting with personal care needs, as well as helping them to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing such as arts and crafts, watching the football, drama, musical evenings, gardening, shopping trips and social occasions.

There are also a range of different shift patterns available to fit in with any other commitments you may already have.

Interested? To find out more, please click join our team and make a difference!

Who will you be supporting?

Ditton Road is a supported living home for 5 adults with complex needs including physical disabilities, alternative communication needs and visual impairment. We are looking for caring, compassionate people to join our team and really make a difference to the people we support and their lives.

At Ditton Road, no day is ever the same! On a day-to-day basis the job typically includes supporting with personal care, helping with meal preparation, household chores, administering medication, managing finances, accessing community facilities, going shopping, attending medical appointments, or providing general emotional support. The people we support are also involved in regular activities, which includes supporting with swimming, going to concerts and going on holidays, the opportunities are endless!!

We recognise that although this job is rewarding, it can also be challenging, so a positive attitude, compassion and resilience are all important qualities within our team. Ditton Road have their own welcoming, encouraging, and experienced team who will assist you in your journey and help and mentor you, whilst supporting your professional development.

Read more about Kingston Support Service

Being a driver is essential as some of our individuals own their own vehicles, you will also need to have a manual license and be prepared to drive a work vehicle.

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.

Our Benefits

Your 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