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Current Jobs

Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week, Part-time and Casual hours available

Salary

Full-time Salary - £16,681 - £17,723 per annum

Location

Maidenhead

Optalis is looking for flexible Support Workers to join their Mokattam service; a 6 room residential house for working age adults living with learning and/or physical disabilities based in Maidenhead. We are looking for flexible staff that can cover full-time, part-time and casual hours providing person-centred care to the individuals living in the house. The main duties within the house will be to assist with domestic and personal tasks, promote a healthy life style to the individuals you work with and to provide support to access the community/activities outside the house. The working shifts are usually 7am – 3pm or 2pm-10pm, with some waking nights available. 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 are available

Salary

Full-time salary starts from £16,681 per annum

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 Wokingham, 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.

Hours

Full Time, Part Time, Casual

Salary

£8.22 - £12.33 with paid travel time and mileage @ 45p per mile

Sector

Homecare

Location

Community-based

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you will play a fundamental part in improving the lives of vulnerable adults?

 

Our Award Winning Homecare team enable older adults to continue living at home and enjoy a healthier and more fulfilling life, by providing the highest level of care and support in familiar surroundings. 

 

Are you passionate, driven, committed and above all have a real desire to make a difference to older adults living with dementia.  No experience required and fully paid comprehensive training will be provided. Must have a full driving licence and have the use of a vehicle at all times.

 

Responsibilities: personal care, meal preparation, administration of medication, light domestic duties and shopping.

 

If this appeals to you ... then we want to hear from you. 

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st June 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

 

It is easy to apply - click on ‘Apply Now’ to upload your CV to the Recruitment Team who will then contact you. If you do not have a CV please email recruitment@optalis.org or call 0118 977 8600.

Hours

Full/ Part time (to include Evening & weekend) Shifts covering from 7am – 10pm

Salary

Weekday rate: £8.22, Weekend rate: £10.28 Public Holiday rate: £12.33

Sector

Homecare

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you have patience, empathy and the desire to make a difference? Homecare is looking for dedicated support workers to join our team, supporting individuals living out in the community.

Homecare provides high quality care for adults living with dementia in the community. We aim to support choice and independence whilst delivering personal care and undertaking house hold tasks for our customers.

We are looking for caring and committed individuals who have the ability to communicate and build relationships with vulnerable individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

Supporting customers to live happy and content lives whilst understanding and promoting Optalis quality care and support. You will be assisting with personal care, medications, nutrition needs and domestic tasks. If you have a passion for helping people, we want you to join us here at Optalis.

As an Optalis carer, you will receive:

  • Excellent rates of pay - Weekday rate: £8.22, Weekend rate: £10.28 Public Holiday rate: £12.33 P/H. Optalis pays per shift not per call
  • Minimum guaranteed hours
  • Paid travelling time in addition to 45p per mile mileage allowance
  • Paid holiday
  • Flexible shift patterns between the hours of 7.00am – 10.00pm
  • Extensive paid induction and training programme with career progression opportunities
  • flexible shifts patterns in line with availabilities and service requirements
  • Must have a full driving licence, and the use of a car.

Hours

Flexible Full/ Part time (to include Evening & weekend)

Salary

£9.69 per hour flexi guaranteed hours contracts

Sector

Homecare

Are you looking for a rewarding career and do you have a natural desire to help improve people’s lives? START is looking for passionate people who want to join our fast paced Reablement team.

Reablement is a short term programme of intervention by skilled reablement support workers aimed at supporting an individual to achieve the maximum level of independence and reducing or eliminating the need for ongoing care.

The dedicated START team aims to enable people to gain or regain their confidence, stamina and ability and to develop the necessary skills to live independently especially after having experienced a health or social care crisis.

It is a service that aims to encourage people to “do things for themselves” rather than “having things done for them”.

As an Optalis carer, you will receive:

  • Excellent rates of pay - £9.69 per hour 
  • Minimum guaranteed hours
  • Paid travelling time in addition to 45p per mile mileage allowance
  • Paid holiday
  • Flexible shift patterns between the hours of 7.00am – 10.00pm
  • Extensive paid induction and training programme with career progression opportunities
  • Flexible shifts patterns in line with availabilities and service requirements
  • Must have a full driving licence, and the use of a car.

Hours

Casual/Bank/Relief

Salary

£8.64 per hour

Are you looking to pick up some additional work? Do you wish to have a job where there is flexibility? Then Optalis has some great opportunities for you to consider.

Our Wokingham Learning Disability Day Service and the closely linked Out and About Service both have Casual Support Worker roles available.

Both of these roles involve providing care and support to our customer’s living with learning disabilities with group activities and community outings through their individualised support plans, which includes responding to their physical and personal needs. We are looking for people who are proactive and will motivate our customers to engage in activities.

Learning Disability Day Service: Is open to our customers from 9am until 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Out and About: Is open in the evening and weekend and gives our customers the opportunity for 1:1 support for access to the community, but the most popular part of this service is our group activities. This service offers day trips to places of interest such as the seaside, theme parks, swimming and much more. Please note for the Out and About service, we require candidates to hold a full, manual driving license and meet the insurance requirements.

Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Salary

£24,000 per annum

Sector

Head Office

Location

Wokingham

Optalis is currently seeking an enthusiastic and efficient Executive Assistant to provide an effective PA service to the Chief Executive Officer.

This role will be responsible for managing a range of administrative tasks which support the effective running of Optalis HQ; this includes assisting with telephone calls and visitors after the receptionist leaves at 2:30pm. You must have excellent communication skills to actively engage with Senior Managers, Local Councillors, Lead Council Members and MP’s, as well as be the first point of contact for the Optalis Chairman and Non-Executive Director. You must have excellent note taking skills and have experience with providing a PA/administrative support to Senior Teams. Experience of typing, compiling and preparing reports, presentations and correspondence is essential as this will be a key responsibility within this role. You will also be responsible for managing the CEO’s diary and organising meetings and appointments, this includes booking and arranging travel, transport and accommodation.

Hours

Full-time/Part-time/Job Share totalling 37 hours per week
Fixed term (1 year)

Salary

£18,556 per annum

Location

Wokingham

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge?

Are you passionate about making a difference and helping others?

Would you like to work in a customer facing role, making a positive impact supporting young people into employment?  Then contact us for an informal chat.

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

Hours

20 hours (2 set nights Sunday and Monday) with the opportunity of overtime to cover colleague’s Annual leave

Salary

£16,681 - £17,723 (full time salary), pro rata salary - £9,016 - £9,580 per annum

Are you looking for responsible, rewarding and varied work?

Are you a night owl, who can stay awake when most people sleep?

Then if so, this may be perfect for you!

 

16 Homeside Close is a residential unit for 8 individuals with a learning disability. Optalis is currently recruiting a Waking Night Care Assistant to work 2 set nights on Sunday and Monday, hours of work being 9.30pm – 7.30am. As a member of the team you will provide a range of social care and support to a diverse group of individuals, to include providing personal care, and housekeeping duties.

Experience of working in a social care setting is essential, and experience of working with this particular client group would be beneficial. Induction and training for all aspects of the role will be provided, as will regular support and guidance.

Hours

Part-time (18 hours per week)

Salary

£7,962 pro-rata, per annum (£8.48 per hour)

Location

Abingdon

Nicholson House is based in Abingdon (Oxfordshire) and is an Extra Care Scheme for Older People. Optalis is looking for Support Workers to join the Nicholson House team to support our customers to live happy and content lives. You will be assisting with personal care, medication, nutritional needs and domestic tasks in order to help our customers maintain their independence. We are looking for Support Workers who are flexible and can cover days, evenings and weekend shifts, sometimes at short notice. Experience working with older adults is preferable but not essentials as full training will be provided.

What do we offer?

  • Full training and mentoring
  • Working as part of a team
  • Generous rate of pay
  • Flexible working

Hours

Part-time, 30 hours per week

Salary

Part-time salary- £13,525 pro-rata, per annum

Location

Woodley
Earley

Optalis is looking for highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Support Workers to join their Learning Disability Day Services which are based in Woodley and Earley and runs from Monday to Friday.

For this role you will support and enable our Day Service customers to undertake activities within the community in order to develop their personal potential, skills and abilities. A big part of the role will be promoting independence and social inclusion, as well as providing care and support to customers through individualised support.

This role is like no other and has great opportunities to gain skills, knowledge and experience in supporting individuals to access community-based activities on either a 1:1 basis or as group. This will include individuals with complex and/or behavioural needs.

We are looking for someone who is proactive and able to use their own initiative to plan and organise daily activities.

You may be required to support customers on their journeys to and from venues and their homes; therefore candidates need to be over 21 years of age in order to drive our company vehicles (manual) for insurance purposes.

Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Salary

£18,229 – £19,994 per annum

Location

Windsor

Are you a people person?

If you are calm, innovative, forward thinking, creative, motivated, fun and want to support / empower adults with a Learning Disability to “live life to the full”, this could be just the opportunity for you.

A full time (5 days) has become available for a personal organiser to enhance the lives of people with a learning disability at our purpose built day centre.

Do you have experience of?

  • Delivering individual activity programmes
  • Communicating  effectively and sensitively with service users and Carers
  • Providing meaningful activities within the centre and community based venues
  • Working with people with a learning disability as their advocate and keyworker.

Do you have?

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Person Centred Approach
  • A qualification / experience of working with people with a Learning Disability
  • Full driving license.

So if you are self motivated, work well under pressure and have a calm and flexible attitude, then please apply for this role – we need you to join our team.

In return we can offer you a job within an organisation where you will be able to develop, with the opportunity of further training.

Day Services based at Oakbridge Centre Windsor Berkshire

Hours

Full Time, 37 hours per week

Salary

£16,681 – £17,723 per annum

Location

Maidenhead

Are you a people person?

If you are calm, innovative, forward thinking, creative, motivated, fun and want to support/empower adults with a Learning Disability to “live life to the full”, this could be just the opportunity for you.

Two full time positions (5 days) have become available for Personal Assistants to enhance the lives of people with a learning disability at our purpose built day centre.

Do you have experience of?

  • Supporting to deliver individual activity programmes
  • Communicating  effectively and sensitively with service users and Carers
  • Providing meaningful activities within the centre and community based venues
  • Working with people with a learning disability as their advocate.

Do you have?

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Person Centred Approach
  • A experience / or a passion of working with people with a Learning Disability
  • Full driving license.

So if you are self motivated, work well under pressure and have a calm and flexible attitude, then please apply for this role – we need you to join our team.

In return we can offer you a job within an organisation where you will be able to develop, with the opportunity of further training.

Hours

Full-time (37 hours per week)
Part-time (22 hours per week)

Salary

Full-time salary £16,681 - £17,723 per annum
Part-time salary £9,918 per - £10,538 pro-rata, per annum

Location

Wokingham

Our Wokingham based Learning Disability Day Service has new exciting opportunities for two Support Workers to join their closely knit team. 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 our customer's 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 and any experience and understanding of challenging behaviour would be advantageous but not essential.

You’ll need to be aged 21 or over to apply in order to drive our manual vehicles. Driving is essential part of the role.

Hours

Full, Part time & Relief positions available

Salary

£18,698 - £21,441 pa

Are you interested in working as a Rehabilitation Care Assistant (RCA) supporting residents in their own environment? The Short Term Support and Rehab (STR&R) service provides this unique service via Optalis and in partnership with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council. We are looking for RCA’s to deliver both care and rehabilitation across the borough.

You will provide personal care, assistance with transfers, manual handling and mobility support, supervise clients whilst they complete a set rehabilitation programme and encourage independence in activities of daily living (ADL). We will ensure that you are trained to deliver the care and rehabilitation needed. You will be supervised by our Coordinators and will be part of our RCA team. These posts form part of our care rota so it is essential that you can work  a mixed  shift pattern of both early and late shifts  including  alternate  weekends and bank holidays,.

The benefits of this role include:

  • Access to excellent Training development
  • Regular support and supervision
  • Access and encouragement to complete the Care Certificate

If you think this role is for you and you would like to be involved in care and rehabilitation at home, then please apply.

A full driving license and daily use of own car for business use is essential.

Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Salary

Up to £25,000 per annum

Location

Woodley

The Extra Care Services range from 34 -64 self-contained apartments to support older people to live independently in the security and privacy of their own home, with additional on-site facilities and in the knowledge that Optalis provide a 24 hours, 365 day presence and personal care service.

Optalis is recruiting a Deputy Manager to join them at this exciting time to support the Registered Manager in the daily running and management of the Extra Care Services. The role will hold responsibility of ensuring the services are compliant in all relevant regulatory requirements. This role will include leading the senior team in creating and updating accurate person centred care plans for each individual customer.

The Deputy Manager plays a key role within the service so the best possible person centred care is delivered and is the source of support, information and guidance for the staff team, external partners/professionals and customers.

Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Salary

Starting from £19,600 per annum

Location

Woodley
Wokingham

Optalis is looking for Senior Support Workers to join our Extra Care Services for Older Adults. Responsibilities will include supporting the Deputy Service Manager in the daily running and management of the service, ensuring CQC and Health and Safety compliance. The role of Senior Support Worker focuses on enhancing the lives of our customers through the promotion of independence whilst providing a safe and homely environment and supporting a team of care staff in line with Optalis policy to continually strive to reach ‘outstanding’ quality care.

Responsibilities will include ensuring person centred care plans are regularly updated, supporting customers with care and any evolving changes, managing audits, completing staff competency checks, attending both customer and Optalis meetings, ensuring effective rota management, monitoring and dealing with absenteeism and providing an on-call service.

As a Senior Support Worker, you will need to be a team player, an effective communicator, a role model and a mentor to the team around you.

We have vacancies in the following Services:

  • Alexandra Place – Woodley
  • Beeches Manor - Wokingham
  • The Birches – Woodley
  • Fosters – Woodley

As an Optalis carer, you will receive:

  • Excellent rates of pay  
  • Paid holiday and sickness
  • Minimum guaranteed hours
  • Flexible shift patterns of morning and evening shifts to cover a 24 X 7 rota
  • Extensive paid induction and training programme with career progression opportunities

Hours

Full/ Part time (including every other weekend)

Salary

£8.48 per hour for guaranteed hour contracts. Contracts include paid holiday and sickness.

Location

Woodley
Wokingham

Optalis provides Extra Care Services for Older Adults (some living with dementia) across the Wokingham Borough. We are searching for Care and Support Workers to join our teams as we expand and grow in the borough!

Optalis Support Worker roles entail providing care and support to our customers living in Extra Care Services meeting their person centred care needs. This includes delivering personal care, meeting nutritional needs, administering medication, supporting activities and undertaking domestic duties. Experience is not essential as we provide a full training before you embark on your role.

Optalis takes pride in delivering a service that is caring, responsive and rewarding for both our customers and our staff. Should this meet your expectations then we look forward to hearing from you. 

We have vacancies in the following services:

  • Alexandra Place – Woodley
  • Beeches Manor – Wokingham
  • The Birches – Woodley
  • Fosters – Woodley

As an Optalis carer, you will receive:

  • Excellent rates of pay - £8.48 per hour
  • Minimum guaranteed hours
  • Flexible shift patterns for night and day shifts to cover a 24 X 7 rota
  • Extensive paid induction and training programme with career progression opportunities

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

If you're passionate about providing the very best care in a residential care home setting, consider a move to Suffolk Lodge.

Right now, we're looking for an enthusiastic and committed Care Assistant to join the team. The ideal candidate for this role will have some knowledge of caring for the elderly or vulnerable, or possess customer-facing experience. No care experience is necessary as you will be fully trained; however, as we cannot teach compassion, this is an essential requirement.

If you have the unique qualities required for this exciting role and want to work with an organisation that provides the type of care you’d expect for your loved ones, we would welcome your application.

As an Optalis carer, you will receive:

  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Paid holiday
  • Extensive paid induction and training programme with career progression opportunities
  • flexible shifts patterns in line with availabilities and service requirements

Hours

37 hours a week

Salary

£26,837 - £36,936 pa

Occupational Therapist’s Wanted, Band 5/6 or equivalent.

We are looking an Occupational Therapist to work within our innovative and forward thinking Physical Disabilities and Older Persons Team, based in Maidenhead, in the Royal borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. 

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist to work within the Physical Disabilities Team; the successful applicant will need to be a dynamic Multi Disciplinary Team worker able to use their own initiative and who has a sound understanding of the Personalisation Agenda.  -promoting independence, choice and well-being  

The successful applicant will be required to work flexibility to meet the needs of the service, including dedicated duty OT. You will hold a diverse caseload and which will reflect grade and experience. You will complete a range of assessments and interventions in the areas of manual handling, seating, aids and adaptations, disabled facilities grant work and provide long term professional support.  You will use a  strengths based approach  using the new way of practice  in   Adult Social Care Each Step Together - 3 Conversation Model.

The new approach will focus on improving outcomes for adults and equipping Occupational Therapists to work in a strength-based way, centred around a "conversation" which identifies an individual's strengths as the starting point.
We want to keep in touch more regularly with people, making sure people are getting the right support at the right time to remain as active and independent as possible as their lives change.

You will respond to / raise alerts in regard to Safeguarding issues and undertake Safeguarding Investigations where necessary compliant with Care Act 2014 statutory requirement.

Optalis – RBWM is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Optalis- RBWM follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults

We offer regular supervision and training to our staff and encourage professional development. You must have a Diploma or BA/BSc qualification in Occupational Therapy, and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Hours

Full Time,. 37 hours per week

Salary

£28,902 - £36,936 pa

Our strength is our staff and their commitment to the welfare and wellbeing of our Adult residents. We are currently recruiting Social Workers for our Hospital and Physical Disability and Older Persons Team. You will be working to promote independence, support with direct payments, protect vulnerable adults and working with Health, voluntary and independent sectors.

This is your opportunity to be the Social Worker you want to be, helping to improve lives for the better and to do it to the best of your ability.  We want individuals who embrace the person centred philosophy of the Care Act, are hard working and committed to ensuring better outcomes for the people that require support in the Royal Borough.

You will come to the role with energy, experience and a good understanding of Adult social care.  In return we will provide you with the tools to do your job, excellent supervision and development opportunities to progress your career in Social Work.

Hours

Full Time, 37 hours per week

Salary

£28,902 - £36,936 pa dependent on experience

The Short Term Support and Rehabilitation Team are looking for a qualified Occupational Therapist to join their dynamic, friendly, fast paced team

The Short Term Support and Rehabilitation team is an Optalis intermediate care service providing short term interventions of up to 6 weeks, to promote independence to residents in their own homes across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Key criteria’s are preventing acute hospital admissions, facilitating a timely discharge and end of life care in the community.

The service comprises of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation Care Assistants, Coordinators, Duty Officers and an overnight service 24 hours a day 365 days per year. 

Within the intermediate care service sits a ‘Keep Safe Stay Well’ service and a Dementia Care Advice Service.

This is a busy service, focused on providing timely rehabilitation goals to achieve maximum independence for the service user.

  • The post holder must have current HCPC registration and a right to work in the UK
  • We are looking to recruit an Occupational Therapist to join our multi- disciplinary team to provide person centred assessment and interventions in the community and to deliver rehabilitation in Service users homes.
  • The post holder must have a clean full driving licence with daily use of a car.
  • You must be able to work flexibly and have an ability to respond to urgent cases.
  • You must be a good team player and have excellent communication and time management skills.
  • You will have access to training and development
  • Regular support and supervision
  • CPD opportunities
  • Staff benefits

Previous applicants need not apply.

Hours

Casual - as and when required

Salary

£8.30 per hour

Location

Abingdon

Nicholson House is based in Abingdon (Oxfordshire) and is an Extra Care Scheme for Older People. We have just been awarded Good in all categories by the CQC and we are growing. Optalis is looking for Casual Support Workers to join the Nicholson House team to support our customers to live happy and content lives. You will be assisting with personal care, medication, nutritional needs and domestic tasks in order to help our customers maintain their independence. We are looking for Support Workers who are flexible and can cover days, evenings and weekend shifts, sometimes at short notice. Experience working with older adults is preferable but not essentials as full training will be provided. Read all about our CQC rating here.