Waking Nights Support Worker

  • Job Reference: SWR2860
  • Date Posted: 2 July 2021
  • Recruiter: United Response
  • Location: Lytham St Annes
  • Salary: £9.00 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus benefits
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Support Worker Waking Nights 

Lytham St Anne’s 


Salary: £9.00 per hour plus excellent benefits 


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. 

What you can expect to do 

Typical duties of a waking night may include: 

  • General house duties 
  • Assisting with medication when required 
  • Assisting with bedtime and morning routines.

What we need from you 

You will able to show genuine compassion and treat people with dignity and respect. You will also be able to work independently, on a 1:1 basis understanding that each person has their own unique needs. 

We will give you certified training and help you to develop with on the job training giving you everything you need to know to be part of our dedicated team. 

What’s in it for you? 

In return for your hard work you will receive first class training and:

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

The benefits of working nights 

Being a Waking Nights Support Worker is a great chance to experience unique opportunities that day staff may not necessarily get to see, night support is generally different to what you would expect to be doing during the day; you may support people with their bedtime routines, ensure that specific plans are followed in case of an emergency during the night, and help with preparing breakfast in the morning. All this goes towards helping you to build well rounded skills and expertise that will stay with you throughout your career in support. 

Lots of people choose to use the quieter periods of time during waking nights to complete written study tasks as part of their training and development and we find that working parents are more easily able to accommodate night shift patterns around their childcare commitments, not forgetting of course that as a night shift worker you will miss out on the rush hour journey to work every morning! 

Successful applicants will be subject to a full DBS check. 

We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward as a result of the high calibre of candidates responding to the advert.  

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No Recruitment Agencies please 

This vacancy is being advertised and handled by Spider, an Online Job Advertiser, and Specialist Recruiter. We provide an online recruitment advertising and employee selection service in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire and beyond. 

Additional keywords, social work, charity, care, support work, care worker, care assistant,  

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