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Role Description

Support Worker - Full UK drivers license holder 

Please note: If you require a Visa to work in the UK, SeeAbility is currently unable to support any sponsorship requests.
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: £12 per hour plus benefits: paid induction, overtime paid over 37.5 contracted hours
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday on a shift rota 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
  • Employment Type:  Full time, Permanent
You must hold a full UK manual driving licence to apply for this role
Do you have experience supporting and caring for people in professional setting with a full UK drivers license?
Do you have experience in hoisting and pushing a wheelchair? 
Do you live in the local area and have the 'Right to Work' full time in the UK?
If you have answered YES to the above, you could be exactly what we are looking for. Come and be part of something extraordinary!

We are on the lookout for Support Workers who are calm, patient, and resilient. You will need to be able to have a consistent approach to assisting the people we support who have high complex physical health needs and to engage in their interests. 

As a support worker, you will be part of an experienced staff team working within a busy and vibrant service where no two days are the same.

Support worker duties include:

  • Daily activities such as personal care, hoisting, cooking meals, basic cleaning tasks, medication administration (after completing relevant training), food shopping with the people we support etc.
  • Providing support for offsite activities such as going to the gym, bowling, historic gardens and any other interests and appointments.
  • Going away on staycation and holiday abroad with the people we support, helping them to live their best life!
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people you will take care of.
  • Helping the people you will assist plan towards and achieve both short and long term aims. 
  • Ensuring the people, you will assist and their families, are treated with respect, dignity, and equality.
  • To work in accordance with SeeAbility’s values.

We are looking for someone who can devote up to 37.5 per week and are willing to work on a shift rota basis, covering mornings, evenings, and alternate weekends.

You will work closely with the registered manager, deputy manager and your seniors to ensure that we are delivering the best person-centred care, ensuring outstanding delivery of support in line with our vision; inclusive communities where people with dementia, autism, and learning disabilities, brain injury and physical disabilities participate as equal citizens.

As a support worker 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.

Who will you be supporting?

At Waterside House we support 14 individuals with various disabilities including: visual impairment, autism, physical disabilities, mental health and learning disabilities. Here are some of their interests and hobbies: 

John*: Is a music lover and has his own radio show that can be accessed by tuning in via the internet. Loves talking about music and take song requests and talk about local weather. Loves talking and making people happy around him. 
Jan*: Is an avid Wycombe Wanderers football fan. Attends all their home matches and loves playing Yukulele even though he is visually impaired. He was a member of Salvation Army and played in their band. 
Jane*: Is a lover of Reiki, art and animals. Loves a man in uniform and loves a pamper day. Her extreme interest is her love for the music band- Coldplay and knows all the lyrics by heart. 
Joe*: Is a social butterfly and hates being on her own. Has vast knowledge of various music and artists and can tell you from which 'NOW' music album the song and the artist is from and not to forget the whole lyrics of the song! She calls her electric  wheelchair Katy Perry and every item in her life is named related to music. 
Josh*: Is Mr. Independent! Volunteered in West Wycombe as a tour guide and is a history enthusiast. He loves socialising and loves swimming as well. 
Jake*: Is the most people person at our home. Loves volunteering as buddy at the local hospital. He is gym buff and larger than life character. He breaths positivity within the home. He loves taking part in the interview panel. He was even invited to Buckingham Palace to represent SeeAbility! 
Jon*: One of the most independent electric wheelchair user. Loves going to cinema, meeting friends and families at café. Nothing is impossible for him, as on his bucket list he had sky diving and with our teams support he managed to achieve that goal!
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.
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

· We are a Living Wage Employer


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 (Support Workers to Deputy only)

· Paid DBS and renewals

· Season ticket loans

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Discounted mobile phone options


Your wellbeing counts

· Life assurance of 2x annual salary


Training and Development

At SeeAbility, we fully support our Support Workers 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!

Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.