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Role Description

Waking Night 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
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday on a shift rota basis
  • Shift patterns:10.00pm to 7am
  • 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, resilient and provide consistent support.

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


Waking night support worker duties include:

  • Safeguarding the people you will support while staying awake.
  • Being attentive throughout your whole shift.
  • Ensuring people you support and their families are treated with respect, dignity and equality.
  • To embody SeeAbility’s values.

You’ll be part of a team that includes support from a positive behaviour support consultant. Your day-to-day management will come from an experienced, passionate leader who will work alongside you.

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. 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.