Support Worker– We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and compassionate Support Worker to be based in Throckley, Tyne, and Wear. We have full-time and part-time positions available. Working at United Response is not just a job - it’s a chance to make life happen, to start a new career that is truly rewarding, and ensure that individuals with learning disabilities, mental or physical support needs have the opportunity to live their lives to the full.
Who we are
United Response is an award-winning charity that supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs or physical disabilities to take control of their lives and to get involved in their community. We do this in many ways, from supporting people in their own homes to working with people to access training and work opportunities. We support around 2,000 people in over 300 locations across England and Wales and employ over 3,500 staff.
What would you be doing?
This job is all about supporting a bubbly and active gentleman to move into his own home, encouraging him to learn new skills as well as developing new friendships. His new home is a purpose-built bungalow alongside 5 other people that we also support.
On a day-to-day basis, you will be providing support in a number of ways including:
- Cooking, cleaning, laundry, and any other household jobs as needed
- Managing finances
- Attending Dr/Hospital appointments
- Getting out and about – this could include going shopping and socialising
- Accompanying the gentleman to go out in the car (driving licence is required)
Given the nature of this service, experience of working with behaviour that challenges, learning disabilities and mental health illness is key therefore you will already have experience of working within a Healthcare environment. We do provide full and comprehensive training for this Service however you will have (or be willing to study for) NVQ Level 3.
You will be passionate about providing person-centered support and understand that each individual has their own needs.
You will also hold a full UK driving license and be flexible with working hours.
This Support Worker role is a permanent, full-time and part-time positions available. On offer is a competitive salary of £8.91 per hour. This role will involve elements of sleep-ins (for which you will be paid), evenings, and weekend work so flexibility is essential. Other benefits will include, 20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays), pension contribution, additional annual leave after 3- and 5-years’ service, 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) as well as access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers. The opportunity to be part of our UR Stars Recognition Scheme.
If you have all the relevant skills and experience and would like to join our company, please apply by forwarding an up-to-date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.
This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check, the cost to be met by United Response.
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