Location: Banbury ( Edward Street & Cope Road)
Salary: Up to £18,640.59 per annum (including a geographical allowance of £1,051.00)
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), will include working days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-in
You will be invited to attend an interview at our Banbury service office.
We are exited to be recriting two experiences Support Workers in Banbury, Oxfordshire to work with customers with Learning Disabilities and Autism to provide practical assistance and emotional support to enable them to live secure and happy, independent lives.
Would you like to become a support worker and make a difference to peoples lives?
Would you like longer shifts working with people with Learning Disabilities and Autism to provide stability and consistency to people’s lives?
We are seeking a team of flexible support workers who can work 12 hours shifts on a rota basis with a choice of day and night time + sleep in shifts (8.00am - 20.00pm, 20.00pm-8.00am or 7.30am -22.00pm plus sleep in).
About the role
The successful candidates will be working in an environment which encourages a person-centred approach to enable customers to realise their hopes, dreams and aspirations
Providing support to individuals to meet their particular needs as identified within their support plan enabling them to make informed choices while promoting their privacy and dignity. Duties may include (but is not limited to):
- Personal care
- Laundry and housework
- Food preparation and cooking
- Budgeting and shopping
- Monitoring and/or administering medications
- Being active in the community (employment, study, volunteering and/or leisure activities)
- Maintaining relationships with family and friends
- Social activities
- Accompanying customers to appointments and/or on excursions
- Working in partnership with other agencies and organisations
About the candidate
The attributes you possess as part of your personality are just as important to the role as the skills needed to fulfil the Job requirements above. Advance and its customers are keen to employ people who:
- Are flexible, reliable and proactive
- Have experience working with people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism
- Are supportive of the customers’ goals to live the lifestyle of their choosing
- Are willing to learn new skills
- Work with a person centred approach
Worried that you’re lacking in experience? Don’t be! We offer a comprehensive training programme through a reputable gtraining provider. Regardless of your previous knowledge, Advance will fully support you in your decision to create a career in care that you can be proud of.
What you can expect from Advance
Being part of a progressive and dynamic team where you will meet new people and feel valued
A comprehensive induction process and excellent opportunities for career progression
Benefits of working for Advance
We’re a national, charitable organisation, supporting thousands of people across the U.K. We value our staff and the difference they make to the lives of our customers, which is why we offer the following benefits:
- Flexible hours to fit around you and the needs of our customers
- Paid mileage and travel time between appointments
- Paid holiday
- Full, professional training and the opportunity to work towards care qualifications
- Free DBS check
- Support from an experienced team leader
- Excellent opportunities to progress your career within Advance
- Enrolment in a pension scheme with matched contributions above the statutory minimum (if you work enough hours to meet the threshold for enrolment)
More about Advance
Advance is a well-established, national, charitable organisation which provide support for adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions living in the community. We are an equal opportunities employer who values our staff and the difference that they make to our customers. Whatever our role in the company, we all share a pride in what we do and use PRIDE to define how we all behave.
Advance is regulated by the Care Quality Commission and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. You will be required to provide evidence of right to work. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be covered by Advance.
We value diversity and therefore welcome applications from everyone interested in working at Advance. Advance are enrolled in the disability confidence scheme.
Advance Housing & Support Ltd reserves the right to close this job once sufficient applications have been received.