Day Service Supporter

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Salary:£20,092.00 - £21,322.00 

Working Hours:18.5 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:The Woodlands/Oakley, Isbourne Rd, Whaddon, Cheltenham - GL52 5QG 

Closing date:26 October 2020 at midnight 

Are you someone who has a person-centred approach to social care and can work collaboratively in a team across two units? If so, this may be the role for you! The post-holder will be able to demonstrate experience of working with Adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and challenging behaviours.

The Woodlands is an independent service situated in the grounds of Oakley Adult Opportunity Centre in Cheltenham. It is a purpose built day service for adults with learning disabilities including Autism, complex needs and behaviours that can challenge, individuals who may not integrate as well in your traditional social environments. There are many aims to this service particularly maximising service user choice, independence and inclusion.

You will be responsible for facilitating stimulating sessions and activities both within the centres and in the community in order to promote, encourage and enhance independence among those who use the service by using a person centred approach.

We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic, organised individuals who will be able to demonstrate initiative. The role will include undertaking intimate personal care tasks and moving & handling procedures throughout the day.

It is essential that a friendly, calm manner is present and that good communication skills are displayed to individuals accessing the service, parents, carers and colleagues.

This role comes under the Adult Social Care umbrella. The internal vision from Adult Social Care here at Gloucestershire County Council is to support anyone who uses to the services to lead full and active lives where independence is encouraged within any boundaries/limitations. Overall the Adult’s directorate want a bespoke service tailored mutually with the service user(s) and the employees of the organisation enabling choice and control across the county.

You will be required to undertake regular mandatory training to widen your skill set and refresh your knowledge on certain legislation and approaches.

Please refer to the job profile for more of an insight to duties and the behaviours of the ideal candidate.

All applicants are welcome to contact Oakley to arrange an informal visit.

Benefits to working with us:

  • 24.5 days annual leave increasing to 29.5 after 5 years’ service

  • Employee discounts across high street retailers, tourist attractions and much more!

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Formal and informal support

  • Positive working environment

  • Regular supervision

  • Training opportunities

  • Entitlement to our Employee Assistance Programme     (EAP) providing free counselling/advice confidentially 24/7

  • Access to our employee networks

Pervious applicants need not apply 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sharon Broady on 01242 221725 or email

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Below you will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

Additional Information

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