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Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week (Fixed-term January - June 2018)

Salary

£22,434 pro-rata, per annum

Location

Wokingham

An exciting secondment opportunity within SES!

We are looking for someone to work as our Team Support Officer!  

You will be based at Optalis Head Office, Trinity Court and work alongside and directly support the work of a busy and respected Supported Employment Service, ensuring the continued delivery of high quality service.

This role will see you assisting the Service Manager with three contracts and the day to day running of the service which will include: Providing reports, forecasting, maintaining and updating our reporting systems. Be able to respond promptly to service needs and the ability to prioritise service demands. You’ll engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders and be the first point of contact for our clients, families and carers.

This role is interesting, challenging and rewarding. As a Team Support Officer you will be required to work in a fast paced environment, taking new ideas and challenges on board quickly to ensure a high quality service. With some understanding of health and social care, you will have previous work experience from which you can demonstrate the required skills for the role.

You will be required to manage complex workloads, demonstrating high levels of attention to detail and excellent organisational skills. Most of all you'll be enthusiastic, passionate and willing to learn to support us in the achievement of our service and company goals in line with our internal policies and procedures.

You will need to have strong analytical and written skills and be confident in analysing large amounts of data of all types to produce detailed written reports. You will be a good communicator, and have the ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders and people across a range of organisations at all levels and in multiple settings.

You’ll be able to demonstrate experience of having previously worked in a complex, multifaceted environment.

Hours

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

Salary

Full-time salary starting from £16,681 per annum (£8.65 per hour)

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

Salary

£16,368

Location

Woodley

When complete, the scheme will consist of 34 self-contained apartments, all with a private balcony or private ground floor terrace and will have communal facilities for all residents including two lounges and a kitchen and dining room.  The apartments will allow older people to live independently in the security and privacy of their own home, with additional facilities and support available. For more information about the development, read the Fosters brochure here.

Hours

Flexible

Salary

Full Time Salary £18,968 or £9.69 per hour flexi contracts

Sector

Homecare

Location

Wokingham
Reading

Want to help people with tasks they can't do themselevs? Do you understand how to 'do with' not 'do for?'   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. Read a case study about how the START team can transform a person's life here.

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 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. with great career prospects then this is the role for you.

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 September 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. For more information about the scheme, please click here.

Hours

37 hours per Week

Salary

up to £25,000 per annum

Location

Wokingham

To provide person centred quality care and support to older people living or using the services provided by Suffolk Lodge. To ensure that all residents (and short stay customers) have safe, enjoyable lives that continue to support their independence, choice and control and that the rights of individuals to have end of life care where possible in a dignified and respectful manner are maintained.

Hours

37

Salary

£38,380 - £42,420

Sector

Location

The post is suitable for an experienced social worker or senior social worker wanting to gain experience in Older Adults Mental Health services with a willingness to develop supervisor skills. The post holder will be expected to engage in numerous tasks including, but not exclusive to, supervision, safeguarding vulnerable adults, mental capacity assessment and care management for people with Mental Health issues.

Hours

37 hours on a rota basis. Alternate weekends, Bank Holidays, sleep-ins

Salary

£16,681 - £17,723

Location

Maidenhead

16 Homeside Close is a residential unit for 8 individuals with a learning disability. Optalis is currently recruiting 2 full time support workers to join the staff team to provide person centred care to the individuals living in the house.

The early shift comprises of 7am – 2.30pm Monday to Friday, and 8am – 2.30pm Saturday and Sunday, and the late shift will be 2pm – 9.30pm Sunday to Thursday, and 2pm – 10pm Friday and Saturday. Staff will be required to undertake sleep- ins.

Optalis is looking for staff that are able to work within a team, and be prepared to lead the shift. Experience working in the relevant field is desirable.

The role requires someone who holds a full, clean UK driving licence and is prepared to drive on company business, and to drive a manual vehicle.

For more information about this position, please contact Beverley Wyatt Manager or Zuzana Kurbally Assistant Team Manager on 01628 630710 or email beverley.wyatt@rbwm.gov.uk

To apply: Visit www.rbwm.gov.uk  and click on ‘jobs and careers’.

Hours

Part time- 18 hours per week

Salary

£20,644 - £22,708pa (pro rata salary £10,043 - £11,047pa)

Sector

Location

Are you keen to work alongside dedicated therapists?  This new part time post has been created with support from the Better Care Fund and is a fixed term contract until April 2019.

The Keep Safe and Stay Well service is a low to medium priority service for Borough Residents who have fallen or have a fear of falling. This small team comprises of two Occupational Therapists (O.T’s) and a Physiotherapist. 

The post holder will work with both professionals to complete prescribed exercise programs, fit and demonstrate equipment and provide the team with clerical support.  The role is hands on working with residents in their own home providing intervention to reduce the risk of falls.

Hours

37 (job share/part-time considered)

Salary

£16,681 - £18,579

Sector

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Administrator Assistant to join our Mental Health services across Windsor, Ascot & Maidenhead. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team, to provide a comprehensive administrative service to the team. You will have an important role in helping the service to run effectively in a busy environment.

You will be based in Maidenhead, however you might need to travel to other sites if/when the need arises.

You must be computer literate and demonstrate good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, good typing speeds, excellent organisational and communication skills and ideally you will have previous office/reception experience.

If you feel you can contribute to the service please apply.

For more information about this position, please contact Tunzeem Akhter, Admin  Manager on 01628 640222 email: Tunzeem.akhter@rbwm.gov.uk

Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Salary

£18,555 per annum

Location

Wokingham

An exciting opportunity that you just can’t miss!!!

We have a full time vacancy for an Employment Coach working within our successful and well respective Supported Employment Service supporting people into employment, education and training!

Are you creative, do you have passion, drive, determination, excellent problem solving skills and would like to make a real difference peoples live 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

Full-time - 37 hours per week
Part-time - 18.5 hours per week

Salary

Full-time salary £18,412 per annum
Part-time salary £9,206 per annum

Location

Wokingham

We have two exciting opportunities you just can’t miss!!!

You will be working within our successful Elevate Berkshire Project; supporting young people into apprenticeships and employment.

Are you creative, do you have passion, drive, determination, excellent problem solving skills and would like to make a real difference to young people’s lives in Wokingham; 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

Full-time, 37hrs per week

Salary

£16,681 per annum

Location

Woodley

For this role you will support and enable our Day Service customer to undertake activities within the community in order to develop personal potential, their 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 opportunity will help you gain skills, knowledge and experience in supporting individuals to access community-based activities on either an individual basis or as group work. 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

£20,644- £22,708 per annum

Location

Wokingham

Would you like to join our friendly and hardworking Sensory Service in the Brokerage and Support Team?

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and positive person to provide specialist services to people with sensory needs, including dual sensory loss living within Wokingham Borough Council boundaries.

Main purpose of the post is to support people who have a visual impairment, deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, or deafblind through the provision of specialist equipment, rehabilitation, training and professional support and advice.

A British Sign Language qualification would be an advantage. Any previous experience of working with sensory loss is desirable but not essential as training will be provided as necessary.

You will carry a caseload and receive regular supervision and support as necessary. You will have a comprehensive Induction period and a “buddy.” to help you settle in.

Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Salary

Starting from £18,412 per annum

Optalis is looking for a Senior Support Worker to join their Independent Living service which is based in and around the Wokingham Borough. Responsibilities will include supporting the Deputy Service Manager in the daily running/management of all services and ensuring compliance for the purpose of CQC, Health and Safety and Safeguarding and supporting the development of quality measures to ensure a continued safe, effective, well-lead and caring service.

You will be responsible for helping to develop and ensure regular updating of person centred care plans, supporting customers, audits, competency checks, attending meetings, supporting with rota management and providing an on-call service.

As part of the Senior Support Worker role, you will provide a valuable modelling and coaching role to all care workers. You will be a part of a team whose focus is that of the customer’s needs, wishes and promoting independence!

Candidates are required to hold a full driving license with access to a vehicle.

Hours

Part-time, 30 hours per week

Salary

£13,525 per annum

Location

Community-based

Our Services provide support to adults with learning disabilities or physical disabilities to access day, evening and weekend activities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated support worker to join our team of dedicated staff.

You will need to be able to work independently, using your own initiative and on occasions, be able to manage challenging situations.  You should have particular skills in planning activities and motivating others. Ideally, you would have one year’s experience of supporting vulnerable adults in the community but this is not essential.

For this role you will need to drive and be 21 years of age or over as you are required to drive our own, manually operated vehicles for long distance journeys/group activities, and be prepared to use your own car if required for which we pay a generous mileage allowance. Our ideal candidate would be willing to commit to working one day at the weekend as part of their hours – the day can be negotiated.

Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week
Part-time, 24 hours per week
Casual

Salary

Full-time £16,681 per annum, (£8.64 per hour)
Part-time £10,820 pro-rata, per annum, (£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 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

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 (pictured below) 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.

Hours

Full-time, 37 per week

Salary

£20,850 per annum

Location

Wokingham

The Lead Care Worker is responsible for supportting the Registered Manager in the daily running/management of the service and ensuring compliance for the purpose of CQC and for Health and Safety, as well as supporting the development of quality measures.

Hours

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Salary

£20,850 per annum

Location

Woodley

We are looking for a new Senior Support Worker to join our team at Alexandra Place. The role would involve supporting the Registered Manager in the daily running/management of the service and ensuring compliance for the purpose of CQC and Health & Safety as well as supporting the development of quality measures.

Hours

Nights 9:15pm - 7:15am

Salary

£8.48 per hour

Location

Wokingham

To be as part of the staff team, to provide physical and social care for residents, Day Care and short stay residents, whilst promoting the company policy of independence, choice, rights, fulfilment, privacy, dignity and equal opportunity.

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, 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

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.