Day Service Supporter – Fixed Term

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Day Service Supporter
  • Job Location:                     Oakley and The Woodlands, Cheltenham
  • Salary:                               £22,396 – £23,620 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Fixed Term 
  • Duration:                            One year 
  • Closing Date:                     01/10/2023 
  • Job Requisition Number:   6618 
  • This post is not open to job share

Supporting someone to regain their confidence and independence. Making them feel important. This is why we do it. This is why we care. As part of our Adult Social Care team, amazing moments like these will be part of daily life as you support those who need us most. With an array of brilliant benefits – including an employee assistance programme, tax-free childcare, cycle to work scheme and staff discounts – you’ve got a rewarding role in every sense.

Our short video will give you an idea of what it’s like to work in our Adult Social Care team.

Adult Social Care Inhouse


About the role:

We have a fixed-term contract (12 months) Day Care Support Worker vacancy at Oakley & The Woodlands based in Cheltenham.


The Woodlands is an independent service situated in the grounds of Oakley Adult Opportunity Centre in Cheltenham. It is a purpose built day service for adults with learning disabilities including Autism, complex needs and behaviours that can challenge, individuals who may not integrate as well in your traditional social environments. There are many aims to this service particularly maximising service user choice, independence, and inclusion.  In this role, you will be able to demonstrate experience of working with adults with learning disabilities, complex needs, and challenging behaviours.


The Oakley Day Centre is purpose built day service for adults with learning disabilities. It is run as a needs led service, with activities being planned using information gathered through Person Centred Plans. Examples of current activities are swimming, art, relaxation. In this role, you will be able to demonstrate experience of working with adults with learning disabilities



About you:

As well as an NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification, you’ll have hands-on experience working with people with learning disabilities. Committed to enhancing the lives of people with a range of abilities, you’ll be confident helping individuals with personal care. The key is to provide support in a sensitive, flexible way; listening as well as communicating. With every opportunity to learn, you’ll be keen to develop and take our service from strength to strength.


About us:

It’s a fantastic time to join Gloucestershire County Council, as we transform our Adult Social Care services. Through our team, we’re helping people with increasingly complex needs to remain independent and have a say in how they live. To succeed, we need people who’ll go the extra mile to see others well and happy and give families peace of mind. People who know that caring is the most rewarding feeling around.


Join us, and you’ll have a great opportunity to make a real impact on people’s lives. It’s a chance to help us take our service to new heights. And we’ll say thank you with a range of excellent benefits as well as the training and support to develop your career. We genuinely care about our colleagues and support their wellbeing.


Apply now:

Please write your application with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria in the Job Profile which you will find in the Additional Information section below. This should include examples of why you should be considered; and the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

All applications are welcome to visit the Oakley Day Centre, please contact ASCrecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk to arrange an informal discussion or visit


Note to internal applicants: To ensure best practice, vacancies are to be applied for within the Success Factors internal career site. Should you require support in setting up your internal profile, please visit Accessing SuccessFactors – Staffnet (gloucestershire.gov.uk) for guidance. Should you experience any issues logging in, please email ContactUs@gloucestershire.gov.uk or call 01452 425888 for support 

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Additional Information:

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

Day Care Support Worker – Job Profile

This Position is subject to a DBS check. 

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

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