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Support Worker OCC613701

Job details


Salary range: £24,702 - £26,873 per annum

Work location: Community Support Service, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working   

Contract type: Permanent

Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a criminal records check


Closing date: Friday 21st June 2024

Interview date: TBC



We are recruiting for a Full-time Support Worker based at our Community Support Services in Oxford



About us


Our Community Support Service is for adults who have a learning disability, ageing health need, physical disability, dementia or mental health need, we provide daytime services where people can enjoy the company of others and have fun socialising while feeling at home and retaining their independence.



About the role


You will be supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs, ageing needs and dementia. This is a frontline role where you will be providing high quality and meaningful activities, medication support, personal care, food and drink preparation and support and much more!

You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, that encourages you to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, ethnic minorities, including women, care leavers, people with disabilities, LGBTQ and people who were born overseas.



About you


You will be a kind, reliable, organised, and caring individual. It is important you can work from your initiative and support people’s growth and achieve their desired goals. You will need to be a driver and prepared to drive minibuses. Previous experience is desirable but not essential.



Rewards and benefits


  • Culture of flexible working 
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits 
  • Up to 31 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday 
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support 
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9% 
  • Enhanced family friendly policies 
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel 
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development 



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Petra Zuberovska, Team Leader, PETRA.ZUBEROVSKA@OXFORDSHIRE.GOV.UK



Application Procedure


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Our commitment to:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or on maternity or family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support, education and safe spaces for all.

Our commitment to:
Guaranteed Interview Schemes

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education, we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

Our commitment to:

Oxfordshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Our commitment to:
Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.

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