Support Workers

  • Job Reference: SWR2850
  • Date Posted: 29 June 2021
  • Recruiter: United Response
  • Location: Darlington
  • Salary: £8.91 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus benefits
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Extraordinary times calls for extraordinary people! Full and Part-time Support Worker roles available various posts across Gateshead, Durham and Darlington area! 

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 

United Response is a leading national charity that provides support to young people and adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs or physical disabilities. For us, it’s all about ensuring that the people we support have the opportunity to make life happen. 

What we need from you: 

We are not looking for specific skills or experience as we provide full training, however excellent communication and people skills are a must! 

A full UK Drivers License would be beneficial. 

Most of our Support Worker roles involve elements of weekend and evening work as well as sleep in shifts (for which you will be paid) which means flexibility is required. 

What you can expect to do: 

The role of a Support Worker is really varied, it can be anything from helping individuals to learn and develop life skills to helping with their day to day living, helping to provide structure and routine as well as giving encouragement, guidance and support on a daily basis as well as: 

  • Supporting with jobs around the house such as cooking and cleaning. 

  • Aspects of personal care when needed. 

  • Helping to support when going out into the community. 

What's in it for you? 

We offer an excellent benefits package that includes: 

  • 20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part time), which increases after 3 and 5 years’ service 

  • Pension Contribution 

  • The opportunity to be part of our UR Stars Recognition 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) 

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

Keeping you safe 

In these extraordinary times we know that the safety of our staff and the people we support is vital - this is why we are doing everything we can to ensure that everyone connected with United Response is confident that they are working and living in COVID secure conditions. 

We provide full PPE and ensure that you are confident in using it plus we offer vaccines to all United Response employees.  

Please note this position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check 

If this role is of interest to you then please apply! 

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