Welcome to Optalis, we think you’ll like it here.

Our team of over 800 make a difference to nearly 5,000 customers across Windsor, Maidenhead, Wokingham and beyond. We’re also the only organisation of our kind in the UK to deliver the full range of care and support services to older people and adults with a disability, including all statutory and safeguarding functions. We are 100% Council owned, which means any financial surplus, generated through our operations, is returned to our Council shareholders, for further investment in local services.

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What’s the key to our success?

We firmly believe that clear values and a cohesive strategy win the day. Our values - customer service, respect, transparency & integrity, communication, continuous development, enjoyable and rewarding - were co-produced with our colleagues and our customers, as was our strategy. Put simply, we focus on the important stuff - our customers, our colleagues and our communities.

What’s it like to work here?

We place a real emphasis on staff satisfaction and go the extra mile to create an environment that offers the opportunity for personal and professional growth. From induction to management development, and our social care academy we’re always working to help you build the professional future your talent deserves.

A mindful employer with a strong teamwork ethos and an open, accountable and transparent culture, the people that work here like what we do and stand for and choose to stay.

Where could you fit in?

With our service provision being both unique and extensive, there are plenty of opportunities available at all levels, whether you want a steady job in friendly surroundings or to progress and experience different social care settings. From Administrators and Support Workers to Employment Coaches and Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Reablement Assistants – Optalis is quite simply a great place to work.

Our Benefits

We know staff are our most important asset, and work hard to keep them happy and supported. We offer a range of benefits including:

  • Flexible work patterns, weekdays, weekends and evenings available
  • Full and part time positions
  • Fantastic benefits package
  • Work with experienced, dedicated teams
  • Full support and paid training time
  • Competitive pay starting at £10 per hour
  • Our team members get 25 days leave when they join us, an extra day off on their birthday and three extra days leave for five years in service
  • We provide you with everything you need to get started including paid induction, an Optalis uniform and we pay for your DBS check
  • We offer a pension scheme through Scottish Widows. Optalis will make a defined contribution on your behalf, alongside your own contribution. We offer salary sacrifice. Paying your pension contributions by salary sacrifice means that the amount you pay into the pension scheme is deducted from your earnings before income tax and NI (National Insurance) contributions are calculated which generates a saving. This will increase your take-home pay, without reducing the total amount that is paid into your pension.

Want to find out more?

We are always happy to hear from potential new colleagues. You can check out our current vacancies by clicking here. Or if you would like to get in touch directly, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 977 8600 or email recruitment@optalis.org Please note that this website generates automatic responses, if you require information to be sent to you in a different format, please contact the recruitment team.

Thinking of switching careers?

Working in adult social care, you will make a real difference to people's lives every day. Not only does a career in care provide you with a rewarding and flexible role, but at Optalis we encourage our staff to work in a proactive way and to use their initiative. We equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to empower you to make decisions and take actions to improve the lives of the people we support.

Your experiences and interests could be used to help someone flourish. Experience working in customer-facing roles can provide you with the skills you need to support people. If you can communicate and respond to people’s interests, needs and wishes you can become a support worker and enjoy job stability. Care is one of the fastest-growing industries with more people needing support every day.

Flexible hours make support work a great opportunity for students or people with young families.