Support Workers - a flexible role supporting people with learning disabilities
Salary: Up to £18,640.59 per annum (including a geographical allowance of £1,051.00) + holiday pay
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), will include working days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins
You will be invited to attend an interview at our Banbury service office.
About the role:
We are excited to be recruiting for two experienced Support Workers to join our Banbury Supported Living Complex on a permanent basis. The role is 37.5 hours per week, which may inmclude days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
The service provides support to adult with learning disabilities who experience challenging and chaotic lifestyles. The service is staffed 24 hours and a sleep-in is also provided.
The complex comprises of 9 independent flats in a Supported Living complex. There is a communal lounge, TV, PlayStation, kitchen, and laundry facilities on site. The communal kitchen is utilised to provide demonstrations of daily living skills to our customers, such as using a washing machine and cooking skills.
We also provide an outreach support service for customers with mental health & learning disabilities living in their own homes in the community providing housing related support to enable customers to gain the skills required to move on to independent living.
As an experienced Support Worker, you will help people to fulfil their lives in their home or out in the community. This might include motivating someone to eat healthily or visit the gym or providing support to a person with emotional problems, and help to access the community through support with shopping, health appointments and day to day activities.
We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about improving the lives of local, vulnerable people:
- Previous experience in a Support Worker role
- Flexible to work on a rolling rota
- Good at working on your own and within a team
- Excellent at communicating with people
- Able to complete good quality support records
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.