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. In the Cowley area of Oxford, you’ll support people with learning disabilities and autism at home and in the community to live life more freely. You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training.
Coronavirus outbreak update: We want to reassure you that we are taking applications for this role and following up with candidates who have already applied. We understand that you may be concerned about the implications of the Coronavirus outbreak with regards to our recruitment process.
Brandon is committed to protecting our staff, candidates and people we support. We have taken measures to allow flexibility as you progress through the process to minimise the risk of infection. We will continue to monitor and adapt our current plans as more updates become available from the Government and Public Health England.
You’ll join our friendly teams, enabling people with learning disabilities 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.
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 in a care home, you’ll discover we provide plenty of on-going training, support to achieve relevant qualifications and career progression. View our 'day in the life of a support worker' video:
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 and you may work some waking nights. The salary for these roles is £16,953 - £17,774 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.
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.