Job vacancies with Indigo Access
It’s been an interesting few months at Indigo Access. We are continuing to provide services across 4 of the Unitary authorities in Berkshire. This means we are supporting people who have some sight and hearing loss get out and about in their community. People with sensory loss are retaining their independence and reducing their isolation. We are successful and we are being asked to work with more residents. This has created a number of job vacancies in the team.
We pride ourselves on offering flexible jobs that pay above the minimum wage regardless of your age. Firstly we offer a starting pay of £9 / hour within a year this rises to £10 / hour. Following completion of a QCF qualification, which we pay for, the hourly rate rises again to £11 / hour. You have the opportunity to develop within the service, take on additional duties and further payrises are available.
We regularly offer between 16 to 24 hours of work per week. When we are really busy we need our team to be able to take on additional customers. this can push the hours up to 28 per week. Each month you receive a caseload of customers. You plan your diary with them. Then you deliver the hours of support they are entitled to.
We pay a mileage allowance of 25p per mile. This is from your home to the customers home, out and about with them and back home again. We contribute to the People’s pension and all team members who are eligible are enrolled in this scheme. Holiday pay is also calculated on hours worked and paid each quarter.
Indigo Access prefer people who have no experience in this role. We like to train people and invest in them; showing you how to work as someone’s eyes and ears. We develop you to be able to guide customers safely. In addition we give you confidence in relaying information. And we also show you how to repeat, rephrase and write down communication.
You are excellent at managing your time using your diary and caseload. Each visit is paid at a minimum of 2 hours worked. Sometimes the visit ends early. You can make your way from customer to customer on time.
You know that you are there to support people stay independent. This means you do not step in and do things on their behalf.
Are very diverse. From 18 to 103 years old. No two people have the same interests. Nor do they have the same hearing or sight loss. Some people use a wheelchair, others use strollers.