Support Workers – a flexible role supporting people with learning disabilities
Salary: £16,052.60 to £17,244.70 per annum, pro rata (Plus a geographical allowance £1,051.00) + holiday pay
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Banbury (Dashwood Court)
Closing Date: Sunday 21st April 2019
We are excited to be recruiting for an experienced Support Worker to join our Banbury Supported Living complex on a permanent basis. The role is for 37.5 hours per week, which may include days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
The service provides support to adults 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. You will be a part of a progressive and dynamic team where you will meet new people and feel valued. We value our staff and the difference they make to the lives of our customers, which is why we offer the following benefits:
A comprehensive induction process
Paid mileage and travel time between appointments
Generous holiday allowance up to 38 days per year (pro rata for part time)
Full, professional training and the opportunity to work towards care qualifications
Free DBS check
Support from an experienced Team Leader/Service Manager
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)
Salary sacrifice scheme to purchase childcare vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance programme
Staff discounts at over 250 High Street stores including M&S, Sainsbury’s and Apple