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Senior Support Worker – Out and About Service (Learning Disability)

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.

Optalis - RBWM

£18,412 per annum



Full Time

37 hours per week .


13/02/2018 at 23:59 PM


Optalis - RBWM

Vacancy Description

Want to work in care doing something new and exciting, where no two days are the same?  Then this opportunity could be just for you!!

Out & About is a unique and expanding service, providing day, evening and weekend opportunities for adults with a learning disability to access community activities. Our focus is in organising day trips to places of interest, such as the coast, theme parks, swimming, and much more. As well, it offers 1:1 outreach support during week days, and specialises in finding appropriate activities for those adults who prefer not to attend traditional day service activities. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Support Worker to join our team of dedicated staff. If you are able to work independently, using your own initiative and able to manage challenging situations, then this could be the role for you. Ideally, you would have one year’s experience of supporting vulnerable adults in the community but this is not essential. You should have particular skills in motivating others. A significant requirement of the role will be promoting independence, social inclusion, as well as providing care and support to our client group.

This role requires you to be flexible to the needs of the service, taking on an appropriate level of responsibility, including working week days, evenings & weekends as required.

You will need to be proactive and use your own initiative in the planning and organisation of daily activities and be able to make on the spot decisions as and when required.

You will need be 21 years of age or over as you are required to drive our own, manually operated vehicles for long distance journeys/group activities, and be prepared to use your own car if required for which we pay a generous mileage allowance.

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

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Please contact Karyn Fowle or Emma Coates for further information on (0118)9 899 750 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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