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Support Worker OCC579973

Job details


Salary range: £20,852 - £23,023 per annum

Work location: Witney, Oxford

Hours per week: 37  

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Open ended


Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check.


We are recruiting full, part time, Maternity cover and casual Support Workers at Witney Community Support Service due to an increased number of people being supported both within the building and for outreach activities. We have three positions.


About us


Witney Community Support Service's primary purpose is to support adults to engage with a stimulating program of meaningful individual and rewarding group activities. 


The Social and Community Services vision is to support and promote strong communities so that people live their lives as successfully, independently, and safely as possible. We believe that people themselves, regardless of age or ability, are best placed to determine the help they need and how they would like to spend their time.


About the role


We are seeking a flexible and motivated Support Worker/Driver to be part of a team which provides the highest standards of activities, personal care and support to people whose needs may include: Learning Disability, Mental Health, Autism, Dementia, other age-related needs or feeling vulnerable or isolated.


Driving is an essential part of the role as we collect people, take them out within the community during the day and return them home at the end of day.


About you


For the above position you will need to be able to deliver support in all aspects of daily living and personal care in a dignified and confidential manner whilst promoting independence and helping an individual to achieve their aims and goals.


Previous experience within a care and support, and driving role is preferable but not essential as full training will be provided.


Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.


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 Selina Crozier, Team Leader, 01865 897107  


Application Procedure


To apply, please complete an online application form by clicking Apply Now. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.   


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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, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


Our Organisation is 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.


Guaranteed interviews


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.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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