Current Vacancies

At Ability we focus on ability, not disability. Do you share our values and have a positive attitude? If so, you could make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in your area who need care or support to be able to live more independently.

Empathy, communication skills and team work are vital for our roles along with your positive “can do” attitude and commitment to the highest standards of customer service. We offer a culture of support and leadership, extensive training, health care scheme and contributory pension. We value the diversity of our workforce and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

With the cost of living crisis evolving every day, you may be in a situation where you are facing uncertain times and currently worrying about how to make ends meet, or in a position where you want and can help the most vulnerable people in your community.

Ability have a positive solution – we are hiring!

To ensure we can continue to deliver care and support to our vulnerable customers, we are looking for people who have a positive can-do attitude and are available to start immediately.

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Housing

Care & Support

Care & Support

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Care & Support

Support Worker Hayes – Hayes Park Lodge – reference SWHPL122023

Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference?

Do you have:

  • Some understanding of recovery principles and embedding the ethos of recovery into your own practice.
  • Ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs
  • Excellent communication
  • Good organisational skills
  • Being able to work under your own initiative

If yes, join us at Ability Housing where you can be part of a friendly and inspiring team as a Support Worker.

Vacancies details

We have 1 vacancies at Hayes Park Lodge in Hayes, for a permanent position, working full time, days , 40 hours per week. The successful candidates needs to be able to be part of a rolling rota, covering days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

About the role

You will provide outcome focused support to individuals living with mental illness or dual diagnosis, including one to one individual support and liaison with other mental health agencies on behalf of people who use our services.

You will also:

  • Work to enable individuals to self-manage their personal and domestic resources and to undertake activities of daily living.
  • Jointly develop, review, monitor and adapt person centred support and safety plans.
  • Monitor and report to senior staff on the effectiveness of support delivery
  • Contribute to the protection of individuals from the risk of abuse and harm to self and others who access our services.
  • Encourage those living with mental illness to recognise, understand and manage factors that affect their mental wellbeing and physical health
  • Empower our customers to develop the independent living skills they need, to successfully move on.

Ability Care & Support provides support to vulnerable adults within the Hayes area with learning difficulties/mental health and physical or sensory impairments. We are looking for a Support Workers to join our friendly team on a full-time basis, providing care and support to help our customers make the most of their abilities and support them to live independently.

Salary – £25,694.59 pa – 40 hours per week (£12.32ph)

Benefits you will receive with this role

  • Support and Leadership
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Company healthcare scheme
  • 30 days annual leave (included bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension
  • 0.45p per mile
  • Sick Pay

This post requires employment references and clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

 

Area Manager – Hillingdon – reference SMH112023

Do you want to be part of a team who can support positive change in the lives of people with mental health issues? Do you have strong leadership and management skills that will have a positive effect in continuing the excellent work of our teams?

We make a difference to our customers by being genuinely interested in their passions, aspirations, and interests, working diligently to support them to believe and achieve their goals, working in partnership to co-produce services using an asset-based approach to deliver person centred, meaningful and sustainable outcomes.

As an Area Manager you will provide management support and leadership to managers and teams of our Mental Health services in Hillingdon, supporting people in accordance with the principles of mental health recovery in community accommodation settings and within people’s own homes.

Key aspects of this role will be to develop and support managers and teams to deliver high-quality services in accordance with Ability’s policies and procedures, contractual obligations, and best practise, engaging with key contacts in the local authority to deliver services which meet key performance indicators and organisational standards. You will be supporting managers to lead motivated and responsive teams focused on mental health recovery, supporting individuals to move – on into their own accommodation in their local community.

You will support managers and teams within a culture of continuous learning, exploring new and improved ways of working to ensure their approach to delivering support is focused on empowering customers to develop the skills, confidence and resilience to move forward positively in their recovery journey.

You will have at least 2 years’ experience of working in mental health services at a management or supervisory level with experience of multi–agency working and networking, influencing commissioners and other senior stakeholders, achieving move – on and recovery outcomes for people with mental health.

You will hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and management in Health and Social care or Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care.

And in return we offer:

  • Salary of c£47k depending on skills, experience and qualifications
  • 22 days annual leave each year plus bank holidays
  • Medical cash back scheme to cover every day health expenses and more
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 3 x life cover assurance with membership of our generous DC pension scheme

Download the job description below for further information.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

 

Support Worker Hillingdon – Hamlet Lodge – reference SWHL082023

Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference?

Ability Care & Support provides support to vulnerable adults within the Hillingdon area with mental health conditions. We are looking for a Support Workers to join our friendly team on a full-time basis, providing care and support to help our customers make the most of their abilities, and support them to live independently.

Being a support worker can be a very rewarding job. Even though the role can be hard and often challenging, making a positive difference to someone’s life, and helping them become more independent brings feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction. It’s a great career choice for those who enjoy a varied job role and lots of interaction with others.

New to Health & Social Care? If you have a positive can-do attitude, and wish to make a difference in people’s lives, we will welcome your application for this role.

Do you have:

  • An interest in helping other people, regardless of their condition.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and sensitively when talking to people and their families.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt and act accordingly to situations.
  • The ability to work both alone and as part of a team.
  • A high level of patience and emotional resilience.
  • Being empathetic towards everyone.
  • The ability to make good, positive relationships with people and their families.
  • The ability to communicate with other professionals.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • A non-judgemental attitude regardless of a person’s needs.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure, and when dealing with challenging situations.

About the role

You will provide outcome focused support to individuals living with a mental illness  diagnosis, including one to one individual support, and liaison with other mental health agencies and health professionals on behalf of people who use our services.

You will also:..

  • Jointly develop, review, monitor and adapt person centred support and safety plans.
  • Contribute to the protection of individuals from the risk of abuse and harm to self and others who access our services..
  • Encourage those living with mental illness to recognise, understand and manage factors that affect their mental wellbeing and physical health.
  • Work to enable and empower individuals to develop or improve their independent living skills, and to undertake activities of daily living.

Full Time position – 40 hours per week. The successful candidate will need to be able to be part of rolling rota, details of which will be discussed with the applicants that are short listed for interview.

Salary – £25,694.59 – 40 hours per week (£12.32ph) plus sleep in allowance

Benefits you will receive with this role.

  • Support and Leadership
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Company healthcare scheme
  • 30 days annual leave (included bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension
  • Sick Pay

This post requires employment references and clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

 

Support Worker Hayes – Sessile Court – reference SWSC062023

Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference?

Do you have:

  • Some understanding of recovery principles and embedding the ethos of recovery into your own practice.
  • Ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs
  • Excellent communication
  • Good organisational skills
  • Being able to work under your own initiative

If yes, join us at Ability Housing where you can be part of a friendly and inspiring team as a Support Worker.

Vacancies details

We have 1 vacancies at Sessile Court in Hayes, for a permanent position, working full time, days , 40 hours per week. The successful candidates needs to be able to be part of a rolling rota, covering days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

About the role

You will provide outcome focused support to individuals living with mental illness or dual diagnosis, including one to one individual support and liaison with other mental health agencies on behalf of people who use our services.

You will also:

  • Work to enable individuals to self-manage their personal and domestic resources and to undertake activities of daily living.
  • Jointly develop, review, monitor and adapt person centred support and safety plans.
  • Monitor and report to senior staff on the effectiveness of support delivery
  • Contribute to the protection of individuals from the risk of abuse and harm to self and others who access our services.
  • Encourage those living with mental illness to recognise, understand and manage factors that affect their mental wellbeing and physical health
  • Empower our customers to develop the independent living skills they need, to successfully move on.

Ability Care & Support provides support to vulnerable adults within the Hayes area with learning difficulties/mental health and physical or sensory impairments. We are looking for a Support Workers to join our friendly team on a full-time basis, providing care and support to help our customers make the most of their abilities and support them to live independently.

Salary – £25,694.59 pa – 40 hours per week (£12.32ph)

Benefits you will receive with this role

  • Support and Leadership
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Company healthcare scheme
  • 30 days annual leave (included bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension
  • 0.45p per mile
  • Sick Pay

This post requires employment references and clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

Support Worker – Pound House – Dorking – reference SWDK072021

Support Workers – Dorking

Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference?

Do you have:

  • Ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs
  • Excellent communication
  • Good organisational skills
  • Being able to work under your own initiative

If yes, join us at Ability Housing where you can be part of a friendly and inspiring team as a Support Worker.

Vacancies details

We have 2 vacancies at Pound House in Dorking, Surrey, for a permanent position, working full time/Part time,  The successful candidates need to be able to be part of rolling rota, covering days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins.

You will also:

  • Work to enable individuals to self-manage their personal and domestic resources and to undertake activities of daily living.
  • Jointly develop, review, monitor and adapt person centred support and safety plans.
  • Monitor and report to senior staff on the effectiveness of support delivery
  • Contribute to the protection of individuals from the risk of abuse and harm to self and others who access our services.
  • Encourage those living with mental illness to recognise, understand and manage factors that affect their mental wellbeing and physical health
  • Empower our customers to develop the independent living skills they need, to successfully move on.

Ability Care & Support provides support to vulnerable adults within the Dorking area with learning difficulties/mental health and physical or sensory impairments . At this service you will provide personal care, where required to our customers. We are looking for a Support Workers to join our friendly team on a full-time basis, providing care and support to help our customers make the most of their abilities and support them to live independently.

Salary – £23,859.26 – 40 hour week (£11.44ph)

This post requires employment references and clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately not able to contact all applicants. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

 

Support Worker, Genesis House – Staines – reference SWGH072021

Ability Care & Support provides support to vulnerable adults within the Staines area. Genesis House is a Mental Health and Substance Misuse service. We are looking for a Support Workers to join our friendly team on a full-time basis, providing support recovery with a focus on supporting customers to develop community networks which support independence.

Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference?

Do you have:

  • Some understanding of recovery principles and embedding the ethos of recovery into your own practice.
  • Ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs
  • Excellent communication
  • Good organisational skills
  • Being able to work under your own initiative

If yes, join us at Ability Housing where you can be part of a friendly and inspiring team as a Support Worker.

Vacancies details

We have 2 vacancies at Genesis House in Staines, Surrey, for a permanent position, working full time, 40 hours per week.   The successful candidates need to be able to be part of rolling rota, covering days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins.

About the role

You will provide outcomes focused support to individuals living with mental illness or dual diagnosis, including one to one individual support and liaison with other mental health agencies on behalf of people who use our services.

You will also:

  • Work to enable individuals to self-manage their personal and domestic resources and to undertake activities of daily living.
  • Jointly develop, review, monitor and adapt person centred support and safety plans.
  • Monitor and report to senior staff on the effectiveness of support delivery
  • Contribute to the protection of individuals from the risk of abuse and harm to self and others who access our services.
  • Encourage those living with mental illness to recognise, understand and manage factors that affect their mental wellbeing and physical health
  • Empower our customers to develop the independent living skills they need, to successfully move on.

Ability Care & Support provides support to vulnerable adults within the Staines area. Genesis House is a Mental Health and Substance Misuse service. We are looking for a Support Workers to join our friendly team on a full-time basis, providing support recovery with a focus on supporting customers to develop community networks which support independence.

Salary – £23,859.26 – 40 hour week (£11.44ph)

The hours you work will depend on our customer needs but we will agree these with you in advance.

This post requires employment references and clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately not able to contact all applicants. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

 

Support Worker, Woking – reference WOKSW062021

Ability Care & Support provides support to vulnerable adults within the Woking area with learning difficulties/mental health and physical or sensory impairments. We are looking for a Support Workers to join our friendly team on a full-time basis, providing care and support to help our customers make the most of their abilities and support them to live independently. As well as genuine job satisfaction, we can also offer flexible working arrangements. The hours you work will depend on our customers’ needs but we agree these with you upfront. Working as part of a team you will work shifts over a 7-day period which includes weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. Applicants should also be aware the activity of providing personal care is required for a number of our customers.

Vacancies details

We have 3 Full time and 1 Part time vacancies at Rosedene House in Woking , Surrey, for a permanent position, working full time, 40 hours per week and Part time hours variable. The successful candidates need to be able to be part of rolling rota, covering days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins.

Benefits Ability offer:

  • Excellent hourly rates of pay
  • On the Job and E learning training provided.
  • Company cash back healthcare scheme on completion of probation
  • Life insurance
  • Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
  • Accruable Holiday entitlement in addition to your hourly pay rate for Zero Hours and Casuals
  • Flexible shifts that meet the needs of our customers, on a full-time/part time or bank basis
  • 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension scheme

Requirements for Support Worker

  • Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
  • Driving licence/access to a car is desirable due to the community support. We support travel by paying a mileage allowance of up to 45p per mile
  • The ability to work on a shift basis including days, evenings, weekends, waking nights and overnight sleep-ins
  • Provide personal care, where required to our customers
  • Administer and monitor medication
  • Have clear communication skills
  • Be able to record and report effectively

The hours you work will depend on our customer needs but we will agree these with you in advance.

Salary – £23,859.26 – 40 hour week (£11.44ph)

This post requires employment references and clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately not able to contact all applicants. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

Join us now – Apply here for Full-time/Part-time

Job Description

 

Head Office