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Role Description

Male Complex Needs Support Worker

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

Location: Kennington, Oxfordshire, OX1

  • Salary: £26,325 per year (£13.50 per hour) plus benefits 
  • Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday on a 12 hours shift rota basis
  • Employment type: Full-time, Permanent

Essential Candidate Criteria

  • Hold a UK Manual Driving licence and willing to drive other vehicles.
  • Keep calm in a crisis and have had exposure to behaviours that challenge
  • Have worked closely with PBS, autism and learning disabilities
  • Hold the 'Right to Work' full time in the UK.

 

If you meet the essential  criteria above, you could be exactly what we are looking for. Come and be part of something extraordinary!

 
About the person you will support:
 
ABC is a young man with autism and moderate learning difficulties. He likes to go out in his vehicle on pre planned routes. He loves music, BBC 1, BBC 2 radio and colouring activities. His favourite food is pasta. ABC likes routine and predictability. His team need to be dedicated, resilient and think outside of the box to enable him to reach his full potential. 

We are on the lookout for Support Workers who are calm, patient, and resilient. You will need to be able to drive and have a consistent approach to assisting the person we support to engage in the interests he loves. 

Furthermore, as Support Worker you will be responsible for: 

  • Daily activities such as personal care; laundry; meal preparation; medication and administration
  • Working closely with Positive Behaviour Specialist to ensure we are following the PBS plan
  • Getting to know the person you will support and help them to live the life they want to live
  • Taking personal responsibility for the quality of care and assistance delivered to the person you will care for
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the person you will take care of
  • Helping the person you will assist plan towards and achieve both short and long term aims
  • Planning and be in favour of activities, such as learning and social engagements always being creative and exploring new opportunities 
  • Assisting the person, you will assist to manage their personal affairs making, preparing for, and attending any appointments
  • Ensuring the person, you will assist and his family is treated with respect, dignity, and equality
  • To work in accordance with SeeAbility’s values

We are looking for someone who can devote to 37.5 hours per week and are willing to work on a 12 hours shift rota basis, covering mornings, evenings, and weekends.

 
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.
  
 *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 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!