Support Worker

  • Job Reference: SWR2868
  • Date Posted: 6 July 2021
  • Recruiter: United Response
  • Location: Ilkeston
  • Salary: £8.91 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus benefits
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Charity
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you someone who is looking for a way to make a difference? Are you passionate about supports other people? United Response is hiring! 

We are currently looking for Support Workers to join our vibrant supported living services in the Ilkeston area to support people with a range of learning disabilities. 

Who we are? 

United Response is an award-winning charity supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health needs or physical disabilities to take control of their lives and to get involved in their community. 

The job 

The role of Support Worker is a hugely rewarding role that involves making a difference to the lives of the people we support. You can expect to: 

  • Help the people we support to access the community 

  • Ensure the care needs of the people within the service are met 

  • Assist with domestic duties 

  • Provide personal care 

  • Constantly look for new activities that the people we support would enjoy 

  • Provide personal care 

Whether it’s helping to ensure the people we support are cared for in the home or ensuring they are able to do the things they love such as go bowling, go out for dinner or enjoy a spa day, everything you do as a Support Worker will make a difference. 

The person 

As a Support Worker you should combine a love of helping others with patience, a willingness to learn and an ability to adapt to the needs of the people we support. All our Support Workers are involved in monthly team meetings to discuss the needs and wants of the people we support so we are looking for individuals who are attentive, have good communication skills and enjoy working as a team. We don’t ask for experience; if you can come to us with the qualities and skills mentioned we can teach you the rest! 

The pay and benefits 

In return for your hard work and dedication as a Support Worker you will receive: 

  • £8.91 per hour 

  • 20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part time) 

  • Additional annual leave after 3 and 5 years’ service 

  • Pension contribution 

  • Cycle to work scheme 

  • Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling and advice services 

  • Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications 

  • Travel to work scheme (season ticket loan) 

  • 2x basic salary life assurance scheme 

  • Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers 

Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to a full DBS check. 

To help keep the people we support and our staff safe and continue the fight against COVID-19 all our frontline staff are tested regularly and have access to supplies of PPE and relevant training. In addition to this and in line with recent Government announcements that all new employees in Registered Care Homes will be required to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination. This role is within one of our Registered Care Homes and if you are successful in your application, you will be required to have both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.  

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