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Support Workers - Independent Living Service (ILS)

Employer: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead | Optalis

  • Reference: N/A
  • Published on: Fri 11/08/2017 14:45 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 11/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time, Evenings, Weekends, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Starts from £16,681 FTE (£8.64 per hour)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Optalis

Based in Wokingham, Winnersh and Ryeish Green.

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, Winnersh and Ryeish Green.

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
  • Night Support Worker – based in one location

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 of 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.

For further information, please contact the Recruitment Team on (0118) 977 8600 or email:

Closing Date: Applications should be received by 11 September 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Optalis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our staff and customers. We would like to remind successful applicants that they will be required to undertake a DBS check and to provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

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