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Support Worker (Witney, Oxfordshire)

Job reference: OXF-WIT-SER-002234

Location: Witney

Salary: Up to £18,992.38per annum ( including a geographical allowance of £1,051.00)

Department: Services

Hours per week: 37.5

Support Workers
A flexible role supporting people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities

Salary: Up to £18,992.38per annum ( including a geographical allowance of £1,051.00)
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week, including days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays
Location: Witney, Charlbury, Eynsham and other areas in Oxfordshire

Closing date: Tuesday 9th Feb 2021

Drivers required with access to their own vehicle.

We are exited to be recruiting a Support Worker for our outreach service in Oxfordshire to work with customers with learning disabilities and mental health conditions to provide practical assistance and emotional support to enable them to live secure and happy, independent lives.

About the role

As a Support Worker, you will help people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities 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. Our outreach service supports adults learning disabilities  & mental health conditions in the community in their own homes., covering Witney/Charlbury/Eynsham area.

Tasks  include

  • Laundry and  housework
  • Food preparation and cooking
  • Budgeting and shopping
  • Being active in the community (employment, study, volunteering and/or leisure activities)
  • Maintaining relationships with family and friends
  • Social activities
  • Emotional support
  • Accompanying customers to appointments and/or on excursions
  • Working in partnership with other agencies and organisations

About the candidate

We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about improving the lives of local, vulnerable people. If you think a Support Worker role sounds right for you, you will need to be:

  • 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
  • Hold a full driver's license and have access to own vehicle

Experience in working in social care is desirable. For more information or an informal chat about this vacancy please call Locality Manager David on 07590 778 999.

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 Regulator of Social Housing and 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.