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Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young adults with learning and physical disabilities? Do you have a caring and empathetic nature? Join our dedicated team as a Support Worker

Current Job Vacancies at Operation Friendship

Support Workers

Full Time, Part Time and Zero Hours Available

Job Title: Support Worker for Young Adults with Learning and Physical Disabilities

Location: South Oxfordshire

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young adults with learning and physical disabilities? Do you have a caring and empathetic nature? Join our dedicated team as a Support Worker and play a vital role in empowering and enriching the lives of three young adults with disabilities in South Oxfordshire.

Job Overview:

As a Support Worker, you will provide person-centered care and support to three young adults with learning and physical disabilities, helping them to lead fulfilling and independent lives. This role involves fostering a supportive environment, assisting with daily activities, promoting their physical and emotional well-being, and encouraging participation in various social and recreational activities.


  1. Person-Centered Care:

    • Provide personalized care and support tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each young adult.
    • Foster a trusting and respectful relationship, ensuring the individuals' dignity and independence are upheld at all times.
  2. Assist with Daily Living Activities:

    • Assist with personal hygiene, meal preparation, medication management, and household chores.
    • Encourage and support individuals in developing essential life skills, such as budgeting, shopping, and managing personal affairs.
  3. Health and Well-being:

    • Monitor and manage the health and well-being of the young adults, including medical appointments and medication administration.
    • Encourage and engage in physical activities to promote overall fitness and well-being.
  4. Communication and Advocacy:

    • Effectively communicate with individuals, their families, and healthcare professionals to ensure the best care and support possible.
    • Advocate for the rights and needs of the young adults to ensure they are included and respected in their community.
  5. Social and Recreational Activities:

    • Plan and organize a variety of social, recreational, and educational activities to enhance the young adults' quality of life and promote social integration.
    • Encourage participation in community events and outings to broaden their experiences and networks.


  • Previous experience in supporting individuals with learning and physical disabilities is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Compassionate, patient, and empathetic nature with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability.
  • Basic understanding of health and safety guidelines and protocols related to care and support.
  • Willingness to undergo relevant training and development to enhance skills and knowledge in the field.

If you are dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of young adults with disabilities and are committed to their growth and happiness, we invite you to apply for this rewarding role as a Support Worker in South Oxfordshire. Join us in creating a meaningful and fulfilling life for those who need it most.


Contact us for an application form.


Would you like to be part of a close knit team based in Sonning Common, supporting three young disabled adults in the community? A driving licence is preferable however experience is not necessary as we offer full training. So if you are interested in working for us please download an application form and return the completed form by email. 
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