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Support Workers - Independent Living Service (ILS)

Hours: We have various opportunities available in ILS including:

  • Full-time (37 hours per week) or part-time contracts
  • Floating Support Worker roles, where you work across all services covering holiday and sickness

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

Post Description: 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.

Closing Date: This post is on-going

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For More Information: Please contact Amie Robinson for further information on (0118) 977 8609 or email: amie.robinson@optalis.org

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Various hours available


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