Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a support worker and discover a genuinely rewarding role with plenty of training, support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career. You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training.
In Witney we have a full-time and part time role where you’ll support people with a learning disability, autism or both at home and in the community. This is a new role and it's an exciting time to join us as we look to build our team and develop services to ensure we’re delivering excellent quality and outcomes for the people we support.
You’ll join our friendly teams, enabling people to increase their independence; there’s lots of variety. You’ll support individuals in all aspects of daily living; from cooking to managing finances. Supporting people with their personal care and medication needs is also key. As a support worker you’ll also support people to do things in their community; from shopping and going on day trips to sport and visiting day centres. Find out more about these aspects of the role through videos on our main website.
View our ‘day in the life of a support worker’ video:
If you’re new to social care, we will support you gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate. If you have experience as a care assistant or care worker, you’ll discover we provide plenty of on-going training, support to achieve relevant qualifications and career progression. We will also give you specific training for some roles including epilepsy, emergency medication, diabetes, PBS/PRT and PEG.
You’ll need good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. Respectful of people’s differences, you can build professional relationships and have a flexible approach. You can work 24/7 shifts including weekends and evenings / nights. A full driving licence is essential for some roles.
We provide a range of benefits.
All support workers work flexible shifts to provide a 24/7 service to the people we support.
Full-time support workers work 37.5 hours plus one sleep-in a week (pay for these sleep-ins is included in the annual salary figures shown above). We also have some services where sleep-ins are not required. The salary for these roles is £17,392 - £18,130 pa.
All support workers have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services and are paid £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.
View the detailed Job Profile.
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.
Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
As a key worker, you’ll need to be available and able to carry out your role during the coronavirus pandemic.
In line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.