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We are currently looking for individuals who seek an opportunity where no two days are the same and to make a difference to the lives of our service users.
Our residential care home based in Maidenhead offers 24 hour personal and practical support to people with learning disabilities within a safe and caring environment. As a Support Worker in our care home, you will provide high quality person-centred support and care to a wide range of individuals with learning disabilities, in line with CQC requirements and borough policy.
You will work as part of a team to support service users with daily living skills and activities including personal care and domestic duties, whilst promoting their independence. You will also support with, and organise activities, outings and recreation for service users. This role includes responsibility for key working of service users and working closely with other professionals and family members to ensure health and well-being of service users.
In order to succeed, you will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work within a team whilst also using your own initiative. It would be desirable to have experience of working with people with learning disabilities and complex needs and have an NVQ 2 or willing to work towards. You will also need to be available to work specified hours including late shifts, every other weekend and bank holidays to meet the needs of the service.
To find out more please contact Fredericka Aryee, Registered Manager, on 07581018329. .
Optalis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our staff and customers. As such, all successful applicants 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 The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council’ and delivering adult social care for both councils.
Please note: In the event that we receive a high volume of applications, the advert can be closed earlier than the date stated.
Do you have what it takes to engage with, encourage and support who need addition support to achieve sustained employment that meets their aspirations and goals? Then join Optalis as an Employment Coach and you could soon be playing a key role in the most successful supported employment service in Berkshire.
With over 20 years’ experience, the Optalis Supported Employment Service (SES) helps individuals achieve their goals and aspirations of employment, travelling independently, volunteering, work experience and education. We have over 100 employer contacts and a high track record of achieving successful employment outcomes for our clients – and we need your help.
As an Employment Coach, we will rely on you to support clients to obtain paid work, work experience, volunteering, and education courses. You will also be providing travel training/transport when required. And, when it comes to building relationships with local employers to ensure each client is fully supported to reach their employment goals and aspirations.
To join us, you’ll need a good level of education (possibly an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent), a can-do approach, lots of empathy and initiative and experience of working with people with additional needs/challenging behaviour. You’ll also need a real desire to make a real difference to people’s lives. A proven ability to work independently, promote a positive attitude and prioritise your own workload is essential too. What’s more, because you’ll be dealing with a variety of people, including employers, education and supported housing providers, Social Service professionals, carers, disability groups and parents, excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required.
If you have what it takes to join us, we’ll reward you with competitive rates of pay, a generous mile mileage allowance (you’ll need a current driving licence and daily use of a car).
To find out more please contact Donna Morgans (0118) 977 8632 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Our Extra Care Services are designed to provide care and support for older adults, some living with dementia, in their own home.
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our community falls prevention team!
Optalis is not an agency but a service working on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead local authority.
We are a small, friendly team providing OT and physiotherapy to residents at risk of falls and falls prevention education within the local community. We are looking for a part-time Occupational Therapist for up to 30 hours per week.
The post holder must:
The successful applicant will receive:
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Linda Gill (Lead OT) on 07979 685063
Optalis are a Mindful Employer, which means we are serious about increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace and providing support for our staff.
We’re also a Disability Confident Committed Employer, which means that as an employer, Optalis is taking action to ensure that people with disabilities and long term health conditions feel supported, engaged and able to fulfil their potential in the workplace.
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
Please note: In the event that we receive a high volume of applications, the advert can be closed earlier than the date stated.
The role is predominately based within the Physical Disability and Older Person’s service, however, may cover other service areas. The role provides a holistic approach to the needs of carers and the people they care for. The role is until the end of March 2023 with a view of extension if the role has a positive impact on our carers and residents.
The objective of this role is to ensure that carers needs are met in order that they can provide the person they care for with the health and wellbeing support that they need and at the same time helping them to live safely and independently in their ‘home’. In order to be effective in this role, you will be expected to:
Optimise the Care Act principles to Prevent, Reduce and Delay.
The Short Term Support and Rehabilitation team is an Optalis intermediate care service providing short term interventions of up to 6 weeks, to promote independence to residents in their own homes across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Key criteria are preventing acute hospital admissions, facilitating a timely discharge and end of life care in the community.
The service comprises of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehab care assistants, coordinators, duty officers and an overnight service 24 hours a day 365 days per year.
Within the intermediate care service sits a ‘keep safe stay well’ service and a dementia care advice service.
This is a busy service, focused on providing timely rehabilitation goals to achieve maximum independence for the service user.
This is an exciting new postion for 12 months and will be based at Trinity Court, Head Office in Wokingham to support all Optalis Services. You must have the ability to travel to the individual locations in Wokingham, Maidenhead and Windsor to implement/configure the electronic system in services and support service managers in using this electronic system.
Primary Purpose of Role
To support the roll out of The Access Group Care System to Optalis services, provide system training to the teams and problem solve technical issues.
This role will also provide roster Management. This is the process of creating and managing rota schedules for all employees. This will include creating shift patterns to meet customer and staff requirements, assigning employees to shifts, tracking employee availability and managing efficiency of the rotas. Roster Management is a critical part of any business that relies on shift work to deliver its service to their customers, such as Optalis.
This is a 12 month assignment to start as soon as possible,
Please do look at the full job description attached,
For more information please contact Alison Reeves email@example.com
Optalis are the adult social care delivery partner for 2 local boroughs - Wokingham and Windsor & Maidenhead Councils.
We are owned and funded by the Councils, we are not an agency or a private provider.
The Accounts Payable role is responsible for the financial, administrative and clerical support of Optalis. Overseeing making payments owed by the company to suppliers and other creditors, paying invoices or bills, and recording the company’s short-term debts. This role is vital for the smooth functioning of the company. This role also oversees Transport for the Services. This includes working with the services to understand transport requirements and working with our leasing companies to fulfil these requirements.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Agresso experience would be beneficial but not essential along with a proven history of working within a high volume environment.
Based in our Head Office in Wokingham although we can also support occasional working from home.
We know staff are our most important asset, and work hard to keep them happy and supported. We offer a range of benefits including:
We offer a pension scheme through Scottish Widows. Optalis will make a defined contribution on your behalf, alongside your own contribution. We offer salary sacrifice. Paying your pension contributions by salary sacrifice means that the amount you pay into the pension scheme is deducted from your earnings before income tax and NI (National Insurance) contributions are calculated which generates a saving. This will increase your take-home pay, without reducing the total amount that is paid into your pension.
We’re also a Disability Confident Committed Employer, which means that as an employer, Optalis is taking action to ensure that people with disabilities and long-term health conditions feel supported, engaged and able to fulfil their potential in the workplace.
To start asap, please do contact Alison Reeves firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Care Practitioner required for Adults and Community Services. Physical Disability and Older People Team.
To deliver Statutory Services to people who meet the eligibility criteria of the Adult and Community Services Directorate, by supporting the self-assessment of their needs and arranging support in meeting their outcomes and needs especially to enable them to remain within their own home or return to their own home following a hospital admission or other placement.
For more details of this role contact, Afshan Rashid
Service Manager - Community Social Work Team for Adults - email@example.com
Support Worker £10.00 per hour - Part Time Casual/Bank
Are you looking for shifts that work around your home or study commitments ?
Looking to secure flexible shift opportunities that can be worked around availability at the following 2 locations :
Shinfield RG2 and Wokingham RG6
Do you enjoy spending time in coffee shops, walking, shopping and visiting the cinema? These are just some of the regular activities our customers need support and help to do.
Get paid to help someone live an active fulfilling life just like yours.
Supported Living is about helping individuals with values and aspirations just like yours, helping them actively engage in their communities and to live independently.
As a valued Support Worker, you will be helping our customers to live as independently as possible by supporting them;
As an Optalis employee you will benefit from;
Get in touch now, no experience required and full and comprehensive training and induction will be provided. Contact Alison firstname.lastname@example.org
To provide person centred support to a wide range of individuals with learning disabilities using the respite unit, respecting rights, dignity and ability at all times. To work as part of a team to deliver high quality support and care in line with CQC requirements and borough policy. The role involves working late shifts, (including some weekends and bank holidays) to cover the changing needs of the service.To support service users with daily living skills and activities and promote independence. This role includes responsibility for key working of service users and working closely with other professionals and family members to ensure health and well-being of service users.To engage and communicate effectively with service users and the staff team to ensure a positive experience of respite and positive outcomes.