Are you passionate about helping others reach their potential?
Do you want a role where you can make a real difference in the day to day life of others?
If so, this is the opportunity for you!
We’re a well-respected Charity established in 1966 with an honourable legacy. We have worked across London and Oxfordshire, running supported living, training, employment and leisure services for people with a Learning disability with a diverse range of needs.
In 2014, we joined with a larger charity, and as of January 2019 we redefined the focus of our activities, enabling us to embrace new opportunities. Led by our vision, we seek to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society. We have achieved ‘good’ CQC outcomes and are now aiming to achieve ‘outstanding’ but we can’t do this without you!
We are currently looking for a number of personable and driven Support Workers in the area of Oxford.
About the Role:
As a worker, you will work as part of a team to provide a dynamic supported living service for people with a range of needs including severe learning disabilities, mental health, autism, complex and challenging behaviour.
You will be working in people’s homes and out in the community to provide practical, emotional and physical assistance to vulnerable people. You will work with clients to ensure they receive a person centred, appropriate and safe service.
As a Support Worker you will play an important part in the lives of this group of people in helping them lead fulfilling lives in their new homes, we have high expectations of quality, but importantly we want motivated, imaginative and empathic staff. The people in this service have had little experience of choice and what most would consider a normal life – it is our job to help make that happen and we hope you would like to be part of the journey. The posts will involve Monday-Sunday shift working, including sleep overs and waking nights where required so we require you to be flexible.
What experience do I need?
To be successful in this role, you will ideally have previous experience working with people with learning disabilities or other disadvantaged groups however, if you are compassionate, reliable and patient with the drive and motivation to learn, we’d still love to meet you! You’ll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions whilst remaining calm under pressure. A basic level of English and Math is also required.
An NVQ level 2 in Health & Social Care or equivalent qualification is desirable.
What are the Benefits?
20 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday
Cycle to work scheme
Employee help line for you and your family
Help in gaining professional qualifications
Continuous on the job training is provided