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Hours

Full Time, 37 hours per week
Fixed Term (One Year)

Salary

£18,384 per annum

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge?

Why not come and join our dynamic service who have been providing employment support for over 20 years

You will be part of our successful Transition Team supporting young people into employment

If you have drive, determination, excellent problem solving skills and would like to make a real difference to young people’s lives; then contact us now for an informal chat!

The post holder must hold a current driving license and have the daily use of a car.

Hours

Commitment is not prescriptive, attendance to monthly Board Meetings and Quarterly Shareholder Meetings, plus other days required to carry out the role

Salary

£20k per annum plus expenses

Sector

Head Office

Location

Wokingham

Two local authorities have taken the ambitious step of delivering their adult services via a Local Authority Trading Company. This new venture is looking for a dynamic leader who can support the executive team to think laterally and take the Company and its workforce forward, and deliver high quality services for their residents.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council are forming a partnership to deliver their adult social care services through Optalis Limited.

Optalis is a dynamic and successful Local Authority Trading Company created in 2011, currently owned by Wokingham Borough Council. The new jointly owned Optalis will have over 600 staff and a turnover in excess of £50m pa.

The key initial focus for the role will be to lead the bedding-in of the new partnership between the two Councils, as Optalis takes up responsibility for the delivery of the Royal Borough’s Adult Social Care services.

You will be a prominent individual with strong commercial experience and the ability to understand and operate effectively within the public sector.

You will be highly visible and be an effective champion for the Company. You will take responsibility for leadership of the Board, ensuring that the strategic direction of the Company is identified and implemented.

Commercial board experience is important and knowledge/experience of the care sector advantageous. Experience of organisational leadership and management at the highest corporate level is a must.

To Apply: Please send your CV, along with a statement of interest to jobs@rbwm.gov.uk

Hours

Flexible

Salary

£8.22 - £12.33 per hour

Sector

Homecare

Location

Wokingham
Reading

Do you want to make a difference?  Are you able to offer short-term care and support to people leaving hospital?  Providing personal care, help with daily living activities and other practical tasks, usually for up to six weeks, reablement encourages the Customer to develop the confidence and skills to carry out these activities themselves and continue to live at home. Previous experience is desired but is not essential as full training and shadowing is provided.

Hours

Full Time, 37 hours per week

Salary

£18,412 per annum

We are pleased to be able to advertise an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and dedicated supported employment service.  As one of our Employment Coaches you will be working on new and exciting projects supporting people into employment, through sourcing and matching vacancies and supporting with all aspects of searching for work.

You will be an excellent communicator, possess effective organisational skills and be passionate about supporting people into apprenticeships, work experience and job opportunities.

If you feel you have the qualities and the passion to make a difference to young and vulnerable people lives; you have the resilience to overcome barriers and are solution focused we want to hear from you!

Applicants must hold a current driving license and have the daily use of a car for work purposes.

Hours

Full-Time, 37 hours per week

Salary

£35,000 - £45,000 per annum

Sector

Head Office

Location

Wokingham

Optalis is looking for an experienced service accountant to join their Finance team in order to help the organisation grow. You will need to have strong IT skills but be proficient in Excel and familiar with various accounting packages. As a Service Accountant at Optalis you will responsible for preparing accounts for review and will need good knowledge of VAT and other company/employee taxes required. The finance department consists of 4 people but is a busy team as they oversee all financial aspects of Optalis which has services all over the Wokingham Borough, including Bracknell, Maidenhead and Oxford.

Hours

Full-time, Part-time and casual hours available. Shifts covering from 7am – 10pm

Salary

Weekday rate: £8.22, Weekend rate: £10.28 Public Holiday rate: £12.33 P/H. Optalis pays per shift not per call

Sector

Homecare

Homecare - this is a service for Older Adults living with dementia. The main purpose of this service is to support our customers living within their own homes

We are looking for support workers to promote our values and to support our customers to live happy and content lives. You will be assisting with personal care, medications, nutrition needs and domestic tasks. Skills can be taught in the care industry, so experience is not essential. If you have a passion for helping people, we want you to join us here at Optalis.

These roles are community based and you must have a full driving license and daily use of a vehicle.

Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Salary

Salary starting from £21,000 - £23,000 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Sector

Head Office

Location

Wokingham

Optalis is looking for an experienced Credit Controller to join their Finance team. You will need to have strong IT skills but be advanced in Excel, including vlookups and pivot tables. As a Credit Controller at Optalis you will responsible for processing the sales ledger, including collecting money and dealing with customer invoice queries.  As part of the Credit Controller role, you will require excellent communication skills as you will be liaising with managers across the organisation on a daily basis and updating the Service Accountant with any issues. The finance department consists of 4 people but is a busy team as they oversee all financial aspects of Optalis which has services all over the Wokingham Borough, including Bracknell, Maidenhead and Oxford.

Hours

Full-time, Part-time and casual hours are available

Salary

Full-time salary starting from £16,368 per annum

Location

Woodley

The Birches is a stylish new development of one and two bedroom apartments scheduled to open in Woodley in July 2017. The scheme will provide extra care housing for older people, and Optalis is looking for Support Workers to provide personalised care to enable residents to remain in their own homes. Experience is not essential as we provide full induction training and you will start off working in one of the other services at Optalis to put your training into practice before moving over to The Birches. If you want to be a part of this amazing new venture with Optalis, then please get into touch.

Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Salary

Starting from £16,368 per annum

Location

Maidenhead

Mokattam is a 6 room residential house for working age adults living with learning and/or physical disabilities. Optalis is currently recruiting two full-time support workers to join their Mokattam house to provide person-centred care to the individuals living in the house. The working shifts are usually 7am – 3pm or 2pm-10pm, with some waking nights available. Optalis is looking for someone who is able to work within the team and able to shift lead where required. 6 months experience working in a relevant field is desired. This role requires someone who holds a full, clean UK driving license and is prepared to drive on company business and able to drive a manual vehicle.

Hours

Full-time, Part-time and casual hours available. Covering from 7am – 10pm, waking nights are also available, which cover from 9:45pm – 7am

Salary

Annual salary starts from £16,368, hourly rate starts from £8.48

Location

Woodley
Wokingham

Optalis has Extra Care Housing for Older Adults (some living with dementia) across the Wokingham Borough. We are looking for Care & Support Workers to come and join our teams to help us grow! Care & Support Worker roles entail providing care & support to our customers living in our Extra Care Housing according to their person centred care plans. This can include tasks such as personal care, nutrition, medication and domestic. Experience is not essential as we provide a full induction training course before you embark on your Care & Support Worker role. If you pride yourself on having a caring nature, able to handle responsibility and use your own initiative then we want to hear from you.  We have vacancies in the following services:

Alexandra Place – Woodley
Beeches Manor – Wokingham
Cockayne Court – Finchampstead

Due to the nature of some of our customers care needs, we are looking for candidates that drive and have access to their own vehicles, mileage is paid at 45p per mile.

Hours

Various hours available

Salary

Starts from £16, 681 FTE (£8.64 per hour)

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic support workers to work in our unique Independent Living Service (ILS) supporting people with Learning Disabilities who live in their own home. We have services in the Wokingham Borough, including Barkham, Winnersh and Ryeish Green. For this role you need to be a car driver with use of a vehicle, and some houses have a manual transmission ‘house vehicle’ which you may be required to drive. As ILS is a very diverse service, for the right candidate, we may consider a non-care driver for an exceptional candidate. You need to be creative especially in the use public transport in order to support our customers with their daily needs. The hours for this role can vary depending on the customers care packages, but tend to start from 7am-3pm or 3pm-10pm (full-time support workers will have to be available for at least one sleep in every 7-10days, depending on the service). You will receive a comprehensive induction and on-going training programme, as well as regular supervision to ensure you are fully equipped to support our customers. You will also have the support of a Registered Manager and large staff team including Deputy Managers and Senior Support Workers. If you wish to have a career in care where no two days are the same, you are able to be out in the community and be a part of a company with great career prospects then this is the role for you. with great career prospects then this is the role for you.

Hours

Casual hours available

Salary

£8.64 per hour

Location

Wokingham

Joining the closely knit LD team based in Wokingham, this rewarding and exciting role will mean you’ll work with adults with a range of learning disabilities. We’ll be looking to you to provide support, and guidance to develop their life skills and lead independent lives.  This involves enabling them to take part in community activities, whilst ensuring that their individual needs are met, and, most importantly, to help them enjoy their lives! Experience of working with this client group would be beneficial but not essential.

You’ll need to be aged 21 or over to apply in order to drive our manual vehicles.

Hours

Day Shifts and Night Shifts available
Full time, Part-Time and Relief Contracts available

Salary

£8.48 per hour
£8.30 per hour for Relief Contracts

Location

Wokingham

We are looking for reliable and flexible people to join our team at Suffolk Lodge, which is a residential care home based in Wokingham.