Support Worker - Banbury & Bicester

  • Job Reference: 030
  • Date Posted: 31 January 2019
  • Recruiter: Response Organisation
  • Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £16,873 to £18,748
  • Bonus/Benefits: • £100 towards gym membership, Childcare Vouchers, 25 days AL
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Do you have the desire to help change lives and have an interest in mental health? One in four people will experience mental ill health in their lifetime, or be close to someone who does. Response Organisation is one of the largest mental health charities in Oxfordshire that provides housing and a range of support for people that experience severe and enduring mental health needs.

We are currently looking to recruit a Support Worker who will play a key role in our Bicester and Banbury sites, who will assist with the day-to-day recovery of the residents and encourage them to live independently. 

The duties within any role vary from day to day. Our residents are individuals and they all deserve to be treated as such. Some of the core duties within the role will include:

·         Conduct daily house/room checks and report any damage or maintenance to the manager

·         Support the safe administration of medication in line with the policy and the resident’s support plan. Work in line with the company’s adult protection and prevention of abuse (where applicable). No employee will offer support with medication until fully trained.

·         Assist residents with booking and attending appointments

·         Complete weekly key-working days with assigned residents ensuring the sessions add value and support to the resident’s recovery plan.

Our main priority for these roles is to find people that can live our values every day. Experience within a care or mental health setting and a driving licence is desirable, qualifications are advantageous, however, we have a Learning & Development team who are happy to support you and your personal development and work to progress your career with us! Above all, we are looking for people that share our values below and want to make a real difference to people’s lives:

Caring – Our residents are the heart and soul of all that we do, we provide person-centred care that enables residents to live a life worth living. We believe that differences should be celebrated, and each resident’s uniqueness enhances not only our community, but also the support we provide.

Safe – Honest and open relationships help to make all of our residents feel safe, and we provide a safe place for recovery for as long as a resident may require.

Creative – Continuous learning from one another is key. When working with a resident at their own pace there is/ are many ways to get creative with how they are supported.

Aspirational – Recovery is focused on what a resident can do, not what they can’t.

This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience within a mental health setting and if you feel like this is your next career step we would love to hear from you! Send your CV by following this link:, or contact us on 01865 397940 for an informal chat about the role.