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“Response has been successfully providing housing and support for vulnerable adults in the community for over 40 years.”

Winner of the Investors in People Gold award twice in a row (that’s six years!) is proof Response is committed to ensuring our staff are the best.

Why not join us?

Current Vacancies

Senior Support Worker – Littlemore

Maternity Cover – circa 9 months

£ 20,000 – £22,223 per annum (depending on experience)

Do you have the desire to help change lives and have experience of working within a mental health setting?

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Support Worker who will play a key role across our Recovery Campus who will assist with the day-to-day recovery of the residents and encourage them to live independently. You will join our team in Littlemore on a fixed term basis for approximately 9 months and in return you will receive a competitive salary of £20,000 – £22,223 per annum (depending on experience).

Response Organisation is one of the largest mental health charities in Oxfordshire that provides housing and a range of support for people that experience severe and enduring mental health needs.

Benefits offered by Response:

  • 25 days Holiday + bank holidays
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Discounted online shopping
  • Outstanding induction and training
  • £100 towards gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free flu jabs
  • £500 refer a friend scheme

About the Senior Project Worker role

Our main priority is to find people that can live our values every day. Experience within a care or mental health setting is desirable, qualifications are advantageous, however, we have a Learning & Development team who are happy to support you and your personal development and work to progress your career with us! You will be required to work 37 hours per week across equally distributed shifts that will include weekends and sleep-ins.

What you will be doing as our Senior Support Worker:

  • Supporting, encouraging and prompting residents with their medication
  • Leading and co-ordinating the shift ensuring residents are supported accordingly
  • Communicating regularly with internal and external professionals
  • Delegating appropriate responsibilities across the team
  • Promoting and encouraging both physical and mental well-being
  • Taking part in a range of activities during key working sessions with residents whilst helping them to achieve their aspirations
  • Ensuring house rules are kept and adhered to as well as providing a safe and respectful environment

If you feel like this is your next career step we would love to hear from you! Send your CV by following this link: http://www.response.org.uk/recruitment-form/, or contact us on 01865 397940 for an informal chat about the role. Closing date: 5th July 2019

Housing Manager

£ 29,969- £34,878 per annum (depending on experience)

 

Due to continued growth and expansion of our business and its range of services we are looking to recruit the above position to be based at our RAW site in Blackbird Leys, Oxford.        

We have an exciting opportunity for an inspirational Housing Manager to effectively lead our teams delivering housing management services to Response’s residents; ensuring high levels of performance outcomes and that services are compliant, efficient, consistent in approach, cost-effective and resident focussed.

Within this role, you will lead on ensuring that risks are proactively identified and managed, provide professional guidance and support to team members and peers.

Proactive in your approach, you will develop and sustain appropriate and positive relationships with key stakeholders and take operational responsibility for overseeing all contract management activity related to estate services.

We are looking for a motivated individual with the ability and experience in providing leadership to a diverse team and motivating them to deliver excellent outcomes. You must have a flexible approach with the ability to travel to meet the requirements of the role.

Housing Manager Key responsibilities include:

 

Ø  To have overall responsibility for the social and financial performance of the Association’s Housing Service across the country through inspiring, leading, motivating, guiding and supporting a large team of staff at various locations.

Ø  To ensure that communities and individual tenancies remain sustainable for as long as possible, minimising both the financial risk to the business and the social risk to communities.

Ø  Inspire, lead, motivate, guide and manage a multi-disciplinary team to deliver an excellent customer focused tenancy, income and community management service that is accessible and visible and results in high levels of customer satisfaction.

Ø  To ensure that the Housing Services team stay up to date, in terms of legislative and regulatory changes, and adopt best practice in all relevant key functions.

If you feel like this is your next career step, we would love to hear from you! Send you CV and covering letter by following this link http://www.response.org.uk/recruitment-form/ or contact us on 01865 397940 for an informal chat about this role. Closing Date: 2nd July  2019 at Midday.

Benefits offered by Response:

  • 25 days Holiday
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Discounted online shopping
  • Outstanding induction and training
  • £100 towards gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme

Senior Support Worker
Hours 9-5 Monday to Friday
East Oxford

Do you have the desire to help change lives and have experience of working within a mental health setting? One in four people will
experience mental ill health in their lifetime, or be close to someone who does. Response Organisation is one of the largest mental health
charities in Oxfordshire that provides housing and a range of support for people that experience severe and enduring mental health needs.

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Support Worker who will play a key role at our East Oxford site who will assist with
the day-to-day recovery of the residents and encourage them to live independently.

The duties within any role vary from day to day. Our residents are individuals and they all deserve to be treated as such. Some of the
core duties within the house will include:

  • Supporting, encouraging and prompting residents with their medication.
  • Leading and co-ordinating the shift ensuring residents are supported accordingly.
  • Communicating regularly with internal and external professionals.
  • Delegating appropriate responsibilities across the team.
  • Promoting and encouraging both physical and mental well-being.
  • Taking part in a range of activities during key working sessions with residents whilst helping them to achieve their aspirations.
  • Ensuring house rules are kept and adhered to as well as providing a safe and respectful environment.

You will be required to work 37 hours per week across equally distributed shifts Monday to Friday. East Oxford is a 9-5 service.

Benefits include:

  • Discounted online shopping
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Childcare vouchers
  • £100 towards gym membership
  • Free parking on site
  • Competitive salary
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you feel like this is your next career step we would love to hear from you. Please complete the online application form here: http://www.response.org.uk/recruitment-form/ or call 01865 397968 for an informal chat about the role. The closing date is midday on the 26th June 2019.

Payroll Assistant/Accounts Payable
Littlemore – Oxford

Do you have the desire to help change lives and have experience of working within a mental health setting?

We are currently looking to recruit a Payroll Assistant/Accounts Payable to join our team in Oxford on a full time (part time considered), permanent basis. In return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £25,500 per annum (depending on experience).

Response Organisation is one of the largest mental health charities in Oxfordshire that provides housing and a range of support for people that experience severe and enduring mental health needs.

About the Payroll Assistant/ Accounts Payable role

We are looking for someone who can work to our values of a Caring, Safe, Creative and Aspirational environment for all. Relevant experience is essential; however, we are committed to your personal development, and encourage you to work towards progressing your career with us.

In return as our Payroll Assistant/ Accounts Payable we offer fantastic benefits including:

– Up to 25 days holiday + bank holidays
– Cycle to Work Scheme
– Discounted online shopping
– £100 towards annual Gym Membership
– Childcare Vouchers
– Free parking on site
– Employee Assistance programme
– Training for professional development

What you will be doing as our Payroll Assistant/ Accounts Payable:

  • Processing Response payroll in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Creating and maintaining employees’ payroll records. Calculating salaries and applicable deductions based on employee attendance and timesheet records.
  • Download and conduct checks and provide commentary on payroll provider reports as required at review stage and final run.
  • Prepare the monthly payroll journals for review to ensure accurate posting to the general ledger.
  • Maintenance of payroll records and spreadsheets.
  •  Support staff to access E-Payslips and assisting with resolving any issues arising.
  • Accurate Input processing of Attachment Of Earnings, Court Orders in line with payment deduction agreements.
  • Making BACS or cheque payments, generating coding and checking invoices, working out VAT payments, checking and reconciling statements and dealing with all purchase enquiries.
  • Running a BACS payment twice a month and making sure all payments are paid correctly.
  • Dealing with Suppliers on outstanding and paid invoices.
  • Processing all supplier invoices and post onto accounting system.
  • Make sure all invoices have the correct line manager approval.
  • Generate payment files from Exchequer accounts.
  • Reconcile supplier statements on a monthly basis and follow-up on any missing invoices whilst liaising with preferred suppliers to agree payment terms.

If this Payroll Assistant/ Accounts Payable sounds like the role for you then please complete the online application form here: http://www.response.org.uk/recruitment-form/ or call 01865 397968 for an informal chat about the role. The closing date is midday on the 20th June 2019.

Job Description – Payroll Assistant

Response is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Chef (Fixed term, with the possibility of extension)

£16,000-£18,252 per annum (dependant on experience)

Do you have experience of food preparation and hold a basic food hygiene certificate?

We are currently looking to recruit a Chef who will play a key role at our Littlemore Site where you will be responsible for managing the operation of the kitchen including food production, supplies, presentation/service and record management and compliance with quality and safety standards to maintain the current food hygiene rating of 5.

The role is offered on a full time basis working 37 hours per week for a fixed term contract of 3 months (with the possibility of extension). In return you will receive a competitive salary of £16,000-£18,252 per annum (depending on experience).

Response Organisation is one of the largest mental health charities in Oxfordshire that provides housing and a range of support for people that experience severe and enduring mental health needs.

In return as our Chef we offer fantastic benefits including:

– Free Onsite Parking

– Discounted online shopping

– Childcare vouchers

– Outstanding induction and training

– £100 towards gym membership

– Cycle to work scheme

– Employee assistance programme

What you will be doing as our Chef:

– Maintain accurate records of freezer/fridge temperatures as required by Environmental Health, Food Standards Agency and the Company

– Preparation of the cooking and serving of delicious and nutritious hot and cold meals as and when required

– Liaising with the project’s management and residents when planning menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet

– Maintaining accurate records of food supplies and waste as well as planning, designing and costing of menus.

– Ensuring that basic food hygiene standards are maintained by all staff involved in handling and delivery of food.

– Instructing Kitchen Staff Members (where applicable) in the use of all equipment and hygiene procedures, and giving help and guidance where appropriate

Skills and Experience required of our Chef:

-Basic Food / Hygiene Certificate

-Good communication skills

-Experience in purchasing and stock management

-Ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands, and prioritise tasks

-Work well in a team

-Ability to work on own initiative

If our Chef position sounds like the role for you then please send us your CV by following this link: http://www.response.org.uk/recruitment-form/

Closing Date: Midday Wednesday 12th June 2019

Response is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Support Worker – Kennington, Oxford

£16,542 – £18,380 per annum (depending on experience)

Do you have the desire to help change lives and have experience of working within a mental health setting? One in four people will experience mental ill health in their lifetime, or be close to someone who does. Response Organisation is one of the largest mental health charities in Oxfordshire that provides housing and a range of support for people that experience severe and enduring mental health needs.

We are currently looking to recruit a Support Worker who will play a key role at our Kennington site who will assist with the day-to-day recovery of the residents and encourage them to live independently.

The duties within any role vary from day to day. Our residents are individuals and they all deserve to be treated as such. Some of the core duties within the house will include:

  • Supporting, encouraging and prompting residents with their medication
  • Promoting and encouraging both physical and mental well-being
  • Completing a range of activities during key working sessions with residents, whilst helping them to achieve their aspirations
  • Update and maintain records via an in-house computer system
  • Ensure that house rules are kept and adhered to, as well as providing a safe and respectful environment
  • Conduct regular welfare checks and prompting residents to develop their skills and increase their independence
  • Liaise with multi-disciplinary teams and carers

You will be required to work 37 hours per week across equally distributed shifts that will include weekends and sleep-ins.

Our main priority for these roles is to find people that can live our values every day. Experience within a care or mental health setting is desirable, qualifications are advantageous, however, we have a Learning & Development team who are happy to support you and your personal development and work to progress your career with us! Above all, we are looking for people that share our values below and want to make a real difference to people’s lives:

Caring – Our residents are the heart and soul of all that we do, we provide person-centred care that enables residents to live a life worth living. We believe that differences should be celebrated, and each resident’s uniqueness enhances not only our community, but also the support we provide.

Safe – Honest and open relationships help to make all of our residents feel safe, and we provide a safe place for recovery for as long as a resident may require.

Creative – Continuous learning from one another is key. When working with a resident at their own pace there is/ are many ways to get creative with how they are supported.

Aspirational – Recovery is focused on what a resident can do, not what they can’t.

If you feel like this is your next career step we would love to hear from you! Send your CV by following this link: http://www.response.org.uk/recruitment-form/ or contact us on 01865 397940 for an informal chat about the role.

Please email recruitment@response.org.uk if you would like a copy of the job description.

Home Care Support Workers

Permanent
Multiple vacancies available
Full-time and part-time positions available
Contracted Hours
Circa £20,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Paid travel time & 35p per mile

Response Home Care Agency provides care to people who need assistance to meet their mental, physical, social and personal care needs.

The role includes helping clients with all aspects of personal care and their daily living. Response is currently expanding the service and requires Home Care Support Workers who, as part of a team, can provide support to clients in their own home. The successful candidates must have a full driving licence and use of a car. They must have the ability to work independently with a flexible approach.

Please note that all roles require a full DBS check (paid for by Response). Benefits at Response include excellent training and induction; 25 days annual leave + public holidays, £100 towards gym membership, free uniform, pension and other benefits.

Please click here to complete the online application form

For more information and/or an informal and confidential chat, please feel free to call HR on 01865 397 968 or, you can email recruitment@response.org.uk to request a copy of the job description.

Senior Support Worker – Littlemore, Oxford

 £20,000 – £22,000 per annum (depending on experience)

  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • £100 towards Gym Membership each year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent Induction and Training

Do you have the desire to help change lives and have experience of working within a mental health setting? One in four people will experience mental ill health in their lifetime, or be close to someone who does. Response Organisation is one of the largest mental health charities in Oxfordshire that provides housing and a range of support for people that experience severe and enduring mental health needs.

We are currently looking to recruit two Senior Project Workers who will play a key role across our Recovery Campus who will assist with the day-to-day recovery of the residents and encourage them to live independently.

The duties within any role vary from day to day. Our residents are individuals and they all deserve to be treated as such. Some of the core duties within the house will include:

  • Supporting, encouraging and prompting residents with their medication.
  • Leading and co-ordinating the shift ensuring residents are supported accordingly.
  • Communicating regularly with internal and external professionals.
  • Delegating appropriate responsibilities across the team.
  • Promoting and encouraging both physical and mental well-being.
  • Taking part in a range of activities during key working sessions with residents whilst helping them to achieve their aspirations.
  • Ensuring house rules are kept and adhered to as well as providing a safe and respectful environment.

You will be required to work 37 hours per week across equally distributed shifts that will include weekends and sleep-ins.

Our main priority for these roles is to find people that can live our values every day. Experience within a care or mental health setting is desirable, qualifications are advantageous, however, we have a Learning & Development team who are happy to support you and your personal development and work to progress your career with us! Above all, we are looking for people that share our values below and want to make a real difference to people’s lives:

Caring – Our residents are the heart and soul of all that we do, we provide person-centred care that enables residents to live a life worth living. We believe that differences should be celebrated, and each resident’s uniqueness enhances not only our community, but also the support we provide.

Safe – Honest and open relationships help to make all of our residents feel safe, and we provide a safe place for recovery for as long as a resident may require.

Creative – Continuous learning from one another is key. When working with a resident at their own pace there is/ are many ways to get creative with how they are supported.

Aspirational – Recovery is focused on what a resident can do, not what they can’t.

If you feel like this is your next career step we would love to hear from you! Send your CV by following this link: http://www.response.org.uk/recruitment-form/, or contact us on 01865 397940 for an informal chat about the role.

Please email recruitment@response.org.uk to request a copy of the job description.