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Role Description

Support Worker BSL

Salary: £10.52 per hour + Benefits

Location:  Eastleigh, Hampshire

Hours: part time, full time, permanent
 
 • 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

'Hi, my name is Ben and I am looking for calm, positive, friendly and happy individuals to join my team of Support Workers. You need to support me to lead the life I want and to encourage me to gradually become more and more skilled and confident. I use BSL to communicate, and you will too!

Whilst I need a quiet and happy environment in my home, I really enjoy walking and playing football, so you will need to be able to walk fairly long distances.  I have a passion for antiques so I would love it if you liked these things too. 

I would love for people to join my team who have the same interests as me, so they would need to be physically fit, 100% reliable and able to provide me with personal care support.  I have autism and sometimes my behaviour can be challenging although that shouldn’t stop me doing the things I love and leading an active life.

I will need your encouragement to learn life skills and gain independence but that is something everyone needs at times; as long as you are patient, confident, can see the value in small gains, will follow coaching from my behaviour support person and are willing to help when needed, we will get along just fine!'


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 you

- Experienced Support Workers, Part Time or Full Time 

- British Sign Language trained to Level 1 or above

- Experience of supporting someone with autism 

Full UK driving license is preferred but not essential.

 
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.
Our 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