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Support Workers - Independent Living Service

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Optalis - RBWM

Full Time salary starts from £16,681 per annum (£8.64 per hour)



Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, part-time and casual hours are available .


13/02/2018 at 23:59 PM


Optalis - RBWM

Vacancy Description

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 Borough, including Barkham, Winnersh and Ryeish Green.

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 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.

Closing Date: Applications should be received by 13 February 2018 23:59

Interview Date: Interviews can be arranged around candidate’s availability

Please contact the Recruitment Team for further information on (0118) 977 8600 or email:

To apply, simply download an application form and return to

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.

Optalis is a local authority trading company owned by and delivering adult social care in both The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council

How to apply

Please download and complete the attached application form.

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