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Role Description

Support Worker- Kennington

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  • Location: Kennington OX1, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £12.00 per hour (£23,400 per annum) plus benefits
  • Hours: from 37.5 hours contract per week, shift patterns: variable, Monday to Sunday (Every other weekend), funded professional qualifications
  • Employment Type:  Full time, Permanent
You must hold a full UK driving licence to apply for this role.
Do you have experience supporting people with autism and learning disabilities?
Do you like supporting people with indoor and outdoor activities?
Do you live in the local area and have the full time 'Right to Work' 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 recruiting for Support Workers who are calm and patient. As a support worker, you will be part of an experienced staff team working within a busy and vibrant home where no two days are the same.

We are looking for a Support Worker, to support the 4 semi-independent adults in our supported living home. You will be creative in ensuring that the four people we support are safe, happy, constantly evolving, and are empowered to live the life that they choose.

Support worker duties include:

  • Daily activities such as cooking meals, basic cleaning tasks, medication administration (after completing relevant training), food shopping with the people we support.
  • Providing support for offsite activities such as attending social clubs, swimming, shopping and any other interests and appointments.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people you will be supporting.
  • 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

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

Who will you be supporting?
Jon Enjoys watching football, playing pool and joining social groups in the community. He also likes going swimming. He needs support and prompting to complete all daily tasks as he can easily get distracted and unfocussed. Jon needs calm and consistency in life. 
Jake  is 'Mr Energiser' as he is always bursting with energy! He needs regular physical activities such as going out on his skate board, playing football, long walks and cooking. He is not faint hearted, as he also loves participating in banger racing! Jake needs lots of support to complete tasks and to stay focussed.
Joe is the 'Mr Independent' of the home. He has a part time job. Enjoys playing pool, walking, going down the pub and sharing his love of rock music. Joe needs support with independent living skills as one of his goals is to live independently.
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 collaborate with successful candidates to complete appropriate vetting checks prior to joining.

SeeAbility is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity, and embracing inclusion among our workforces. 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
  • Organisational Sick Pay Scheme after 6 months service starting at 2 weeks and increases with service up to 12 weeks at 3 years' service
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership 

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 have 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 have support in your role, and have the opportunity achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, which are funded by SeeAbility!