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Senior Support Worker – Extra Care

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

Optalis - RBWM

Starting from £19,600 per annum



Full Time

37 hours per week.


25/03/2018 at 12:00 PM


Optalis - RBWM

Vacancy Description

Optalis is looking for Senior Support Workers to join our Extra Care Services for Older Adults. Responsibilities will include supporting the Deputy Service Manager in the daily running and management of the service, ensuring CQC and Health and Safety compliance. The role of Senior Support Worker focuses on enhancing the lives of our customers through the promotion of independence whilst providing a safe and homely environment and supporting a team of care staff in line with Optalis policy to continually strive to reach ‘outstanding’ quality care.

Responsibilities will include ensuring person centred care plans are regularly updated, supporting customers with care and any evolving changes, managing audits, completing staff competency checks, attending both customer and Optalis meetings, ensuring effective rota management, monitoring and dealing with absenteeism and providing an on-call service.

As a Senior Support Worker, you will need to be a team player, an effective communicator, a role model and a mentor to the team around you.

We have vacancies in the following Services:

  • Alexandra Place – Woodley
  • Beeches Manor - Wokingham
  • The Birches – Woodley
  • Fosters – Woodley

As an Optalis carer, you will receive:

  • Excellent rates of pay  
  • Paid holiday and sickness
  • Minimum guaranteed hours
  • Flexible shift patterns of morning and evening shifts to cover a 24 X 7 rota
  • Extensive paid induction and training programme with career progression opportunities

Closing Date:  Sunday 25 March 2018 at 12.00pm

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, click on ‘Apply Now’ to upload your CV to the Recruitment Team who will then contact you. If you do not have a CV please email or call 0118 977 8600

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.

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