Jobs with our Community Living Service

A Community Living Service customerAre you looking for a new and rewarding career? Join our team of support workers.

Across Ashtead, Epsom, Leatherhead and Redhill we’re looking for caring individuals who want to make a real difference, whilst enjoying a work life that offers variety each day. 

Could you be our next social care Support Worker helping people with sight loss and complex needs to live more independently? 

One resident, Cameron, said: “All the help I receive from RNIB helps me to lead a happier and more independent life. I am very grateful for all their support.” 

What does the job involve?

You’ll play a key role in enabling our residents to live as independently as possible and engage in activities that are so often taken for granted.

It really is a career like no other and no working day is the same. You could be helping residents to:

  • Develop their everyday living skills, like cooking, cleaning, shopping, travelling and learning money skills.
  • Use gadgets such as talking microwaves, liquid level indicators, and banknote detectors.
  • Take part in social, leisure, learning, and work-based opportunities.

What skills and experience do I need?

You don’t need qualifications to join us as we will help you achieve these. You just need to:

  • want to make a difference
  • be fun to be with, sociable, caring and supportive
  • have patience and be calm under pressure
  • work as part of a team to provide excellent person-centred support to our residents and their families
  • have good problem solving and communications skills
  • prioritise your workload effectively
  • work varied shifts on a rota basis (including the occasional sleep in) for at least 18 hours a week.

Experience of working in a social care or residential environment is desirable but not essential. 

We’ll provide you with full training. After a thorough induction, you’ll shadow an experienced Support Worker, enjoy ongoing training and gain a recognised Care Certificate and optional Health & Social Care Diploma.

Above all, if you are passionate about making a positive difference to those affected with sight loss, we’d love to hear from you. 

What members of our team say

“I joined RNIB after working there on a placement through an external agency and started as a Bank Support Worker. I love that I have the opportunity to make a difference every day whilst enabling people to learn new skills and be part of the community.

“I have now been with RNIB for five years and work as a Supported Living Coordinator managing a small team of staff. Every day is different but it is so rewarding.” - Rebecca, Supported Living Coordinator.

“I have worked for the RNIB Community Living Service for nearly 12 years and have thoroughly enjoyed every moment. I first started as a Support Worker with no care experience. With the support of my colleagues and training I have developed a vast knowledge and understanding of the role and how best to support blind and partially sighted individuals on a daily basis. I now lead a team over three houses.

“Over the years I have worked with some amazing individuals and really enjoyed supporting them to become as independent as they possibly can. 

“I take great pride and satisfaction in the fact that I am able to make a difference and have an impact on an individual’s life.” - Jamie Tomlin, Supported Living Coordinator.

Apply today!

For more details and to apply visit our Current vacancies page (go to London and South East section).