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  • Residential Support Worker

    With MacIntyre Academies

    £17,927.50 - £19,695 per annum (£9.07.16-£9.94 p/hr)*

    Closing Date: 26 Jun 2017

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    Company Name: MacIntyre Academies

    Nature of the Company: Welcome to Endeavour Academy, our school and residential setting for children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties aged 9 – 19. This much needed autism-specific setting has been developed by MacIntyre Academies Trust and Oxfordshire County Council working in partnership to meet the needs of students and their families. Endeavour Academy offers a combination of day school, extended day activities, short breaks and residential care all on the same site.

    To Apply
    Please visit https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/810192 and complete our online application form. For queries, please contact [email protected] or call 01865 767766.

    Responsibilities: Endeavour Academy is currently recruiting for Support Workers to work at their residential home in Barton, Oxford. At Endeavour Academy we look to provide an exceptional level of care for all of our residents to ensure that each individual is supported to live a life full of fulfilment and meaning.

    We support our young people to develop their independent skills as well as encouraging them to access and engage with the local community. Activities can range from cooking and cleaning, to supporting the young people to trips to the beach or theme parks. We offer an extensive range of activities and no two days are ever the same!

    We operate on a rota of late and early shifts, including weekends and bank holidays, 365 days per year. We can offer hours up to 38 hours (full-time) or relief (flexible) hours.

    Benefits: In return we can offer
    • A competitive salary and generous holiday allowance
    • A local government pension scheme
    • Enrolment in a level 3 diploma in children and young people (this is subject to a successful 6 month probation period)
    • A thorough induction and training package that will equip you with the skills needed to deliver an excellent level of care for all of our children and young people
    • An Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing
    • Full induction, training and career opportunities.

    Experience: and rewarding career working with children and young people with Autism and learning difficulties.
    Previous experience is not essential though desirable to have understanding of Autism and Learning disabilities; ultimately providing Care, education and support to Children and Young people. It is paramount that you must be an effective, confident communicator.

    You will be able to keep accurate records such as the recording of daily notes; mediation administration and learning outcomes with excellent attention to detail. You will demonstrate an approach of facilitation and reflective practice with a belief in a life of independence and choice for the young people you will support at all times.

    Some of our young people are very active but at the same time are vulnerable if left on their own. Some young people can behave in a way that is challenging to others and part of our role is to teach young people safer and more effective ways of communicating their needs, however a level of challenge still exists; this can be physical or a reluctance to engage. For these reasons this role requires someone who is physically fit. MacIntyre Academies will, where possible, look to make reasonable adjustments to comply with the Equality Act 2010.

    Special Requirements: MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.

    *Salaries are FTE and dependent on experience and qualifications and would be discussed at Offer stage.

    Job Ref: OACP/ACWN200678

    Work Location: Oxford city

    Salary Details: £17,927.50 - £19,695 per annum (£9.07.16-£9.94 p/hr)*

    Job Term: Permanent

    Appointment Type: Bank,Full Time,Part Time

    Hours: Full-Time (shift work)/Relief

    Closing Date: 26 Jun 2017

  • Residential Team Leader

    With MacIntyre Academies

    £20,200-£24,240*

    Closing Date: 26 Jun 2017

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    Company Name: MacIntyre Academies

    Nature of the Company: Welcome to Endeavour Academy, our school and residential setting for children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties aged 9 – 19. This much needed autism-specific setting has been developed by MacIntyre Academies Trust and Oxfordshire County Council working in partnership to meet the needs of students and their families. Endeavour Academy offers a combination of day school, extended day activities, short breaks and residential care all on the same site.

    To Apply
    Please visit https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/810336 and complete our online application form. For queries, please contact [email protected] or call 01865 767766.

    Responsibilities: We are currently recruiting for inspirational and facilitative Residential Team Leaders to join this exciting residential school.

    You will provide leadership and mentoring to a team of frontline staff in the form of exemplifying best practice, providing support and supervision, acting as a key contact with families and all other internal and external stakeholders. You will also support the Head of Care in the management of the service and provision ensuring the children and young people resident at the school are kept safe, well and supported to live a life of independence and choice. You will support the creation of personal care and behaviour plans, you will arrange and on occasion support community and holiday activities.

    You will be responsible for creating and participating in a flexible and person centred rota, effectively deploying staff resources to meet the individual needs of the children and young people within the academy, including where needed evening, weekend and bank holiday working, sleep-ins, waking nights and absence cover. As a Residential Team Leader you will participate in the first line on call rota.

    Benefits: In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement and local government pension scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing as well as full induction, training and career opportunities.

    Experience: You will demonstrate an approach of facilitation and reflective practice with a belief in a life of independence and choice for the young people you will support at all times. Please note some of our students may present with challenging behaviour – we provide you with full training on how to manage this appropriately and safely.

    You will need to have previous supervisory experience within social care or education and be a confident leader of a team. You will also be able to develop effective working practices and be really hands on within the provision; this may involve covering of shifts and operational support to include domestic task and personal care. You will have knowledge of regulatory frameworks affecting the work you undertake and be a confident and effective communicator, both written and verbal with good IT skills.

    Special Requirements: MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.

    *Salaries are FTE and dependent on experience and qualifications

    Job Ref: OACP/ACNF200734

    Work Location: Oxford city

    Salary Details: £20,200-£24,240*

    Job Term: Permanent

    Appointment Type: Full Time

    Hours: 38 hours per week

    Closing Date: 26 Jun 2017

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    Care Assistant

    With Heathfield House

    £7.67 - £8.67

    Closing Date: 30 Jun 2017

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    Company Name: Heathfield House Nursing Home

    Nature of the Company: Competitive salary
    Various working shifts
    Full and part time vacancies
    Company Pension scheme
    Supported training

    Responsibilities: Principal Care Responsibilities

    To actively participate in the delivery of personal care to individual service users
    • To assist in the daily care of service users, helping with dressing/undressing, washing, bathing and personal hygiene where necessary
    • To assist service users with problems of mobility and other physical disabilities (e.g. incontinence), helping with the use of disability aids and caring for the same, where appropriate.
    • To help serve food, assisting service users with eating and drinking as required. To prepare light meals and snacks if required, liaising with kitchen staff as necessary

    To undertake the role of keyworker to allocated individual service users

    To support service users to achieve their maximum level of independence, whilst acknowledging their physical and mental disabilities. To be able to locate, read and document appropriate information in the care plan using appropriate terminology

    To ensure service user clothing and associated linen is kept in good order and replaced as required. Make and change beds and undertake light cleaning duties.

    To help with the setting up of the dining room/meal trays in readiness for meal-times.

    To ensure service users are able to communicate effectively using appropriate methods of communication e.g. Call system, picture boards, alpha boards, Hearing aids, glasses etc
    To help with the organisation of social activities, and to participate in them to help promote service users esteem and physical and mental well-being.

    To accompany service users on social or medical visits where required.

    To assist with End-Of-Life Care for service users who are terminally ill.

    To ensure that all equipment used is safe and ready to use, and stored away in an appropriate place after use

    To report any concerns or information given or received regarding the service users to the Nurse in Charge of the Shift

    To document in the care plan any information required to support the care of the Service User and have this countersigned by the Nurse in Charge of the Shift.

    To deal with emergency situations in a calm manner and to follow instructions given by The Nurse In Charge of The Shift

    Help to mentor and train new members of staff in all aspects of their work in the home

    Benefits: Various shifts
    Competitive salary
    On going training and career development

    Experience: No experience is required as full training will be given however Candidates must be caring and have a passion for care work. Empathy. Good communicator.

    Special Requirements: Must have one form of transport to get to/from work as we are not on a bus route

    Job Ref: OACP/

    Work Location: Cherwell

    Salary Details: £7.67 - £8.67

    Job Term: Permanent

    Appointment Type: Full Time,Part Time

    Hours: 24 - 48 hours per week

    Closing Date: 30 Jun 2017

    Extra Benefits: company pension

  • Bank (Casual) Support Workers

    £7.50 - £8.11 p/h dependent on qualifications and experience + extra payments for sleep ins

    Closing Date: 01 Jul 2017

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    Company Name: Brandon Trust

    Nature of the Company: Brandon Trust was formed in 1994 by the merger of the Buttress Trust and the South Avon Housing Association. Today, Brandon Trust is a UK charity working across Southern England including London, supporting approximately 1,600 children and adults with learning disabilities and autism.

    Responsibilities: We understand that everyone has different needs and that disabilities affect people in very different ways – and you’ll provide tailored day-to-day support accordingly. Each day is often very different depending on whom you’re supporting; your day will include supporting individuals with learning disabilities with household tasks, personal care or finances. You will also support people to access their community including employment, sporting and education opportunities, if that’s what they want to do.

    Benefits: We provide full training including the nationally recognised Care Certificate.

    Experience: You’ll need to be compassionate, love working with people and able to build professional relationships based on trust, respect and consideration. You’ll need to be flexible with shift and weekend work as many roles include a 24/7 rota. It is highly desirable that you have a full driving licence, and are able and willing to use your own vehicle on business (for which mileage expenses will be paid).

    Special Requirements: Successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

    Job Ref: OACP/Brandon Bank Workers

    Work Location: Cherwell,Oxford city,South Oxfordshire

    Salary Details: £7.50 - £8.11 p/h dependent on qualifications and experience + extra payments for sleep ins

    Job Term: Temporary

    Appointment Type: Bank,Part Time

    Hours: Various flexible hours

    Closing Date: 01 Jul 2017

  • Getting Heard logo

    Programme co-ordinator

    £22,268 - £23,518 per annum FTE

    Closing Date: 03 Jul 2017

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    Company Name: Getting Heard

    Nature of the Company: Getting Heard exists to support disadvantaged adults, ensuring their needs are expressed and their voices heard, empowering them to have their rights, views and wishes taken into account in important decisions that affect their lives.

    Responsibilities: The Programme Coordinator has overall responsibility for the Community Advocacy service with a total budget of £41,410 including salary costs. Key responsibilities include:
    - Service promotion
    - Client contact
    - Volunteer sourcing
    - Volunteer training
    - Volunteer management
    - Monitoring, evaluation and learning
    - Safe working & safeguarding

    Benefits: Flexible working hours
    Opportunity to work 1 in 3 days at home (subject to the role - we try to be flexible)
    Supportive line management
    Commitment to personal development
    Level 3 national Advocacy qualification training (for non-qualified Advocates)

    Experience: - Supporting disadvantaged people, with physical or learning disabilities, physical or mental ill-health or other disadvantage either face-to-face or on the telephone (Essential);
    - Advocating for another person either in a paid or unpaid capacity, ensuring their voice was heard and their rights asserted (Essential);
    - Managing a busy case-load and dealing with competing demands (Essential);
    - Working in a team and sharing best practice (Essential);
    - Managing other people, either staff or volunteers (Preferable);
    - Knowledge of services available in Oxfordshire to support disadvantaged people (Preferable);
    - Managing a database and maintaining client records (Preferable).

    Special Requirements: Skills:
    - Excellent communication and listening skills;
    - Strong inter-personal skills, demonstrating understanding and empathy;
    - Commitment to being non-judgemental and working from a person centred approach;
    - Ability to manage competing demands, prioritising as required;
    - Committed to maintaining safe working practices, personal boundaries and confidentiality;
    - Able to work independently, conducting research as necessary;
    - Strong IT skills, ideally with databases;
    - Punctual and reliable.

    Job Ref: OACP/Getting Heard

    Work Location: Oxford city

    Salary Details: £22,268 - £23,518 per annum FTE

    Job Term: Permanent

    Appointment Type: Part Time

    Hours: 28 hours per week

    Closing Date: 03 Jul 2017

    Further Details: Application must be on the Getting Heard application form

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    Care Co-ordinator – Oxford

    £22,000

    Closing Date: 14 Jul 2017

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    Company Name: 1st Homecare (Oxford) Ltd

    Nature of the Company: 1st Homecare Ltd was formed in Leighton Buzzard in January 2010 and gained CQC accreditation in June 2010. Since then the company has grown organically in and around Leighton Buzzard and, in February 2016 bought another home care business called Civicare Oxford.
    In October 2016 the name of this company was changed to 1st Homecare (Oxford) Ltd.

    Responsibilities: We are seeking a full time Care Co-ordinator for our Oxford office, who can co-ordinate visits to some 60 clients who live in Oxford and surrounding villages.
    - To complete and distribute the rotas to carers and clients.
    - To amend the rota during the week as needs require.

    Benefits: - Fully paid training where necessary.
    - 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
    The role also offers the opportunity to further develop in the company, because we plan to expand to a number of other branches, which will all need branch managers in due course. All good co-ordinators would be well placed to be considered for these roles.

    Experience: The successful candidate will be ruthlessly organised, have a cheerful and polite telephone manner and work well under pressure.
    Previous care experience and/ or care co-ordination experience essential.

    Job Ref: OACP/1st Homecare Ltd

    Work Location: Oxford city

    Salary Details: £22,000

    Job Term: Permanent

    Appointment Type: Full Time

    Hours: 40 hrs pw (8.30am - 5.30pm less 1 hr for lunch)

    Closing Date: 14 Jul 2017

    Further Details: 1st Homecare (Oxford) Ltd is rated Good by the Care Quality Commission.

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    Home Support Worker

    With Age UK Oxfordshire

    £8.57

    Closing Date: 01 Aug 2017

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    Company Name: Home Support Options

    Nature of the Company: Age UK Oxfordshire’s Home Support Options offers a range of flexible practical solutions to help people 50 plus stay independent both at home and outside of it, and is tailored towards individual preference and life styles.

    Responsibilities: MAIN DUTIES:
    To provide regular visits to clients in their own homes, giving practical assistance with domestic tasks and providing general companionship. There are NO personal care duties.

    • Housekeeping: domestic services such as keeping the home tidy, light cleaning, changing bed linen, laundry and ironing.
    • Shopping and meal preparation: shopping for weekly groceries, checking the fridge for out of date food, help with meal planning and ensuring a balanced diet, simple preparation of meals and drinks. Washing-up and putting dishes away.
    • Household management: preparing the home for receiving guests, assistance with managing bill payments, support with correspondence and telephone calls. Running errands such as picking up prescriptions or posting letters. Wardrobe management.
    • Ensuring clients feel less lonely and isolated: managing a diary, support with hobbies and activities, helping clients learn new skills such as using a computer or mobile phone. Helping maintain contact with family and friends, accompanying people on outings or on shopping trips and providing support to attend appointments. Arranging holidays or regular breaks away from home.

    Benefits: Flexible working hours
    Competitive rates of pay
    Paid travel time and mileage

    Experience: Experience in supporting the elderly(whether it be personal or through previous employment) is preferred although not essential.

    Job Ref: OACP/Home Support Options

    Work Location: Cherwell,Oxford city,South Oxfordshire,Vale of Oxfordshire,West Oxfordshire

    Salary Details: £8.57

    Job Term: Permanent

    Appointment Type: Bank,Full Time,Part Time

    Hours: 0

    Closing Date: 01 Aug 2017

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    Registered Branch Manager

    With Bailey Care Services Ltd

    £26000-30000

    Closing Date: 13 Sep 2017

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    Company Name: Bailey Care Services

    Nature of the Company: Bailey Employment Services Limited (BES), an Equal Opportunities Employer, was formed in 1984 with 6 offices in total, Bailey Care Services operate from 5 of these offices working throughout the South West and East. BES is part of a larger Group known as Strategic Workforce Solutions that has a network of over 80 branches throughout the UK from which it specialises in the supply of temporary labour to the industrial, HGV, warehouse and distribution sectors. With a peaked turnover of £296 million, one of the largest providers of Industrial and driving staff in the UK.

    Responsibilities: BCS is looking to appoint an outstanding experienced individual to join its existing and successful team based in Abingdon. The key function of this role is to oversee the team in the maintenance of provision of an existing small domiciliary care provision business throughout Oxfordshire alongside actively promoting the recruitment and supply of health and care workers into temporary supply areas to develop the business.

    Benefits: BCS is committed to fulfilling your potential and provides an outstanding opportunity for career development. To support your career you will also complete our internal foundation and recruitment programmes.
    The Manager position attracts a starting salary of £26,000 with negotiation for more experienced candidates, along with added commission structure on top. Initially you will be entitled to 28 days paid holiday per annum, rising annually up to 33 days inclusive of statutory holidays.

    Experience: You will demonstrate a professional approach to your work and be capable of working in a team environment. Good communication skills both over the telephone and face to face are key to your success in this role along with commitment to your career and development. You will have experience in a Health and/or social care environment in a senior or management role and experience in business development and/or recruitment.

    Special Requirements: Your working week will consist of 42.5 hours with 1 hour’s lunch break each day.

    There is an on call system already in place within the team which the manager has responsibility for ensuring cover is planned and in place.

    Travel to local venues and other company sites for meetings and training may be a requirement throughout the year.

    Job Ref: OACP/

    Work Location: Oxford city,Vale of Oxfordshire

    Salary Details: £26000-30000

    Job Term: Permanent

    Appointment Type: Full Time

    Hours: 42.5

    Closing Date: 13 Sep 2017

    Extra Benefits: Commission

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