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 COVID-19 situation 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.

This is a challenging time with many businesses facing potential closures, unfortunately resulting in many people being out of work.

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.

During these times we will carry out shortlisting and interviews via video or telephone calls.

Vacancy Location

 

Dorking Merton
Hillingdon Staines – Head Office Roles – Housing Officer Roles
Slough Waterlooville and Havant
Surbiton Woking

Dorking Area

Support Worker – Pound House – Dorking – reference SWDK062021

Support Workers – Dorking

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. 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.

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.
  • A 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, 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 – £18,937 – 40 hours per week (£9.08ph)

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

Hillingdon Area

Support Worker – Sessile Court – Hayes – reference SWSC062021

Ability Care & Support provides support to vulnerable adults within the Hayes area with mental health needs. 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 waking nights and sleep-ins. Applicants should also be aware the activity of providing personal care is required for a number of our customers.

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.
• A 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 – £21,064 – 40 hours per week (£10.10ph)

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

Merton Area

Support Worker – London (Merton) – reference MERSW062021

Support Worker – Merton

Ability Care & Support provide support to people with Mental Health needs within the Merton area who are living in their own homes to maintain their wellbeing, independence and live healthy lives. We are looking for a Support Workers to join our friendly team on a full-time basis. As well as genuine job satisfaction, we can also offer flexible working arrangements. The hours you work will depend on our customers’ needs and may involve having a case-load of people you support who live independently or working within a single accommodation based building. Working as part of a team you will work shifts over a 7-day period which includes 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.
• A 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 and overnight sleep-ins
• Administer and monitor medication
• Clear communication skills
• Be able to record and report effectively

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

Salary – £20,292 – 40 hours per week (£9.73ph)

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

Slough Area

Support Worker – Slough – reference HGSW062021

Support Worker – Harris Gardens – Slough

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 some care or support to live more independently.

Ability Care & Support provides support to vulnerable adults within the Slough area with learning difficulties and physical or sensory impairments in a supported living setting.
We are looking for a Support Worker 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. You will be required to carry out personal care when needed and help promote and encourage individual’s independence.

As well as genuine job satisfaction, you will be given your rota in advance so you are able to maintain a good work/life balance. Working as part of a team you will be required to work shifts over a 7-day period which includes weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins.

Empathy, communication skills and team work are vital for the role along with your positive “can do” attitude and commitment to the highest standards of customer service.

We offer a culture of support and leadership, training, flexible working, health care scheme and contributory pension. We value the diversity of our staff and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

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.
• A 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 and overnight sleep-ins
• Administer and monitor medication
• Clear communication skills
• Be able to record and report effectively

Salary – £18,937 – 40 hours per week (£9.08ph)

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

Staines Area – Head Office Roles – Housing Officer Roles

Housing & Support Officer – Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, New Forest and Southampton – reference HSOP3062021

Housing & Support Officer – Patch 3 – Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, New Forest and Southampton

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Housing & Support officer. In this post you will be looking after a patch that covers Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, New Forest and Southampton with a total patch size of around 120 properties.
This role combines the provision of comprehensive housing and tenancy management services, as well as the additional support and supervision which our customers may need to help them sustain their housing and achieve their personal independent living goals. You will have the opportunity to work closely with your customers, their Care & Support staff (who provide personal care and support) and many other agencies. These roles are perfect for people with housing management experience who are looking for the opportunity to provide more intensive, personalised housing support services.
No experience of working in supported housing? If you have general needs housing management experience and can demonstrate a desire and aptitude for helping our customer group to maintain independence, then please apply.

Post requirements
• Car driver – full clean licence and use of own car for work
• Able to carry out property visits across the designated area
• This post requires an enhanced DBS check (done by company)

Benefits you will receive with this role
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities
• Company healthcare scheme
• 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
• Contributory pension
• 0.45p per mile
What you’ll do
• To work as part of a team providing housing management and tenancy sustainment support services to Ability’s client group, which includes customers with learning disabilities, mental health needs and / or physical and sensory impairments.
• To provide comprehensive housing and tenancy management services including the management of rent and service charge payments and arrears; voids and lettings; tenancy management and enforcement, including nuisance and anti-social behaviour; estate / scheme inspections, property maintenance and health and safety issues.
• To provide care, support and supervision to customers to help them maintain their housing and achieve their personal independent living goals.

Experience and Qualifications you will need

• Experience in providing general needs housing / tenancy management services within an organisation that provides social housing
• Has worked in a supported housing environment
• 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above including English and Maths, or equivalent.
• Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
• Ability to work collaboratively as a part of a team, developing good working relationships with colleagues and external service providers
• Can effectively manage a busy and varied workload, prioritise between conflicting demands and be able to meet deadlines
• Experience of making court applications relating to tenancy breaches, including but not limited to injunctions for access, and possession applications.
• Be proficient in using Microsoft office applications, including Word. Excel and Outlook

Hours: 35 Per Week (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday)
Salary: £26,000 – £30,000 DOE per annum

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

Housing Team Leader – Staines – reference HTL062021

Housing Team Leader

An exciting and challenging role for forward thinking, resourceful individual who will manage the provision of a high quality, responsive housing management service that delivers a focus on a positive customer outcomes and satisfaction.

You will be highly motivated and have experience of delivering a letting function within a housing team. This is a wide-ranging role covering all aspect of housing management, from overseeing the allocation and letting properties, to acting on breaches of tenancies and line managing 6 Housing and Support Officers who are spread over London and South East regions.

You will have the ability to develop and drive a performance culture with a focus on continuous improvement and personal accountability as well as the ability to lead and motivate your team and colleagues. You will also be able to build strong networks and working partnerships across the business, particularly with Care & Support and Finance as well as with our repair’s contractor.

This role is key to managing our Housing stock and equally ensuring we meet regulatory and statutory compliance of our Landlord duties.

If you can clearly demonstrate a “can do” approach, take personal accountability and be passionate about delivering excellent customer service then we’d like to hear from you.

We’re all working from home at the moment, however with our Head Office in Staines – Surrey, we can be flexible on your base location when we do start to safely return to the workplace. In time, there may be travel required between our offices and sites so you should be comfortable with this and have access to transport.

Hours: 35 Per Week (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday)
Salary: £35,000 per annum

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 SWGH062021

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.. 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.

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.
  • A 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
  • Administer and monitor medication
  • Have clear communication skills
  • Be able to record and report effectively

£8.99ph – Full time 40hours per week

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

Surbiton Area

There are currently no vacancies in this area.

Waterlooville & Havant Area

Support Worker, Waterlooville– reference WLSW062021

x1 Support Worker Vacancy at Orsmond Close – Waterlooville – 24 Hours Per Week
x1 Support Worker Vacancy at Golden Court – Waterlooville – 30 Hours Per Week

Ability Care & Support provides support to vulnerable adults within the Waterlooville 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.

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.
• A 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 – 30 Hours Per Week – £14,202 (£9.08ph)
Salary – 24 Hours Per Week – £11,362 (£9.08ph)

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

Support Worker, Havant – reference HPLSW062021

x1 Support Worker Vacancy at Prospect Lane – Havant – 30 Hours Per Week

Ability Care & Support provides support to vulnerable adults within the Havant 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.

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.
• A 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

Salary – 30 Hours Per Week – £14,202 (£9.08ph)

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 for Full-time/Part-time

Job Description

Woking Area

Service Manager, Hampshire, Surrey and London – reference SMHS0620

Service Manager – Hampshire and Surrey

Do you want to be part of the team who can initiate change? 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 and staff by being genuinely interested in their passions, aspirations and interests. We work diligently to support customers to believe and achieve their goals and we work in an asset-based way where we recognise individual strengths to deliver person centred, meaningful and effective support. This enables customers to express choice and control, grow skills and to achieve goals to live as independently as possible.

As a Service Manager you will be overseeing a number of services which reflect both accommodation and floating support. These are situated across Hampshire, Surrey and London.

You will be responsible for the line management of a 3 Team Managers, Senior Support Workers and a team of Support Workers who are dedicated and committed to supporting vulnerable adults with a mix of Learning Disabilities and Mental Health needs.

Key aspects of this role will be to develop and support Team Managers to deliver high-quality services. This means ensuring contract monitoring oversight to deliver on local authority key performance indicators as well as organisational standards. You will be supporting Team Leaders to lead motivated and responsive teams as well as looking for new and improved ways of working to make sure the service we give to our customers are person centred and outcome focused.

You will have 2 years’ experience within in a social care environment at management level. You will also have a Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care and at least 2 years staff management experience including recruitment and performance management.

Salary – £35,000
Hours – 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

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

Support Worker, Woking – reference WOKSW062021

Support Worker – Woking

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.

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 – £18,937 – 40 hours per week (£9.08ph)

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


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