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Role Description

Support Worker - Physical disabilities and acquired brain injury

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

  • Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £12.49 per hour plus benefits, paid induction, additional sleeping nights for £50 per night, overtime pays above 37.5 contracted hours on weekends
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday on a shift rota basis
  • Shift patterns: 7.00am – 3.00pm, 2.00pm – 10.00pm
  • Employment type: Full time, permanent

 

Are you passionate and proactive about supporting people to live their best life?

Do you have experience supporting people with acquired brain injury, behaviour that challenges, and physical disabilities?

Do you live in the local area and have the full time ‘Right to Work’ in the UK?

You could be exactly what we are looking for. Come and make a difference supporting people to live, love, thrive and belong.

 

We are looking for support workers who are calm, patient and resilient. You’ll need to have a consistent approach to supporting people to do the things they love and have big ambitions for themselves.

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

 

Support worker duties include:

  • Daily activities such as personal care, cooking meals, basic cleaning tasks, medication administration (after completing relevant training), food shopping and health appointments with people you support.
  • Providing support for anything people want to do away from home, like socialising, meals out, having fun at karaoke, swimming, the cinema, you name it! You could even support people to go away on holiday and live their best life!
  • Safeguarding people as they go about their lives.
  • Helping people to plan towards and achieve both short and long term aims.
  • Ensuring people you support and their families are treated with respect, dignity and equality.
  • To embody SeeAbility’s values.

We are looking for someone for 37.5 per week on a shift rota basis, covering mornings, evenings and weekends.

As a support worker you will work closely with the management team, support from a positive behaviour support consultant and colleagues to ensure that we are delivering the best person-centred care. You’ll ensure outstanding delivery of support in line with our vision to create inclusive communities where everyone can participate as equal citizens.

Being passionate, creative and values-led will really help you in achieving the small and bigger achievements that we all see as part of a safe, happy, healthy and empowering life.

 

Who will you be supporting?

The team supports up to five people, who have a variety of health conditions from acquired brain injury, stroke, dementia and other physical disabilities. You will be supporting people with all aspects of life from personal care, cooking, cleaning, and day to day supporting people to live the life they choose. There are some people who have behaviours of concern, but you will be surrounded by a supportive team and will have training to be confident in providing the right support.

 

About us

SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 225 years.

We specialise in supporting people who have learning disabilities or autism, who may also have sight loss. Through our support, people live ambitious lives and achieve things they never thought possible, whether that's forming more friendships and relationships, enjoying new experiences and activities or finding employment.

 

Safer recruitment and diversity

SeeAbility safeguards and promotes the welfare of people we support. To do this, 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 parts 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 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.

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