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Role Description

Specialist Support Worker - Learning Disabilities and Autism

Location: Bicester OX26 6DW, Oxfordshire
**Full UK driving licence essential.

Salary: £11.30 per hour - £14.69 per hour 

  • Paid Induction
  • Overtime rate: Weekdays £11.30 per hour and weekends £14.69 per hour (Above 37.5 hours contract)

Hours: 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 
Employment Type:  Full time (37.5 hours per week), 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

**Full UK driving licence essential.

Please note: If you require a Visa to work in the UK, SeeAbility is currently unable to support any sponsorship requests.


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.



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 1:1’s: 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)
  • 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