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Current vacancies

United Response works in over 300 locations across England and Wales and employs over 3500 staff. Roles range from front-line support staff, development managers, fundraisers and IT roles to communications specialists.


Relief Support Worker

Location: Richmond
Salary: 9.28 per hour
Expiry Date: 15/06/2018
Job Type: Relief Work - Zero Hours

United Response

Relief Residential Support

£9.10 per hour

Locality within the Borough of Richmond

Would you be able to display qualities of empathy, understanding and perseverance supporting people with complex behaviours?

Are you able to think quickly, rationally and calmly in unpredictable situations, where others may panic and exacerbate behaviours that could have a negative outcome?

Are you passionate in your belief that individuals with a disability should have the same rights to choices, dignity and a life satisfaction as everybody else in society?

Are you able to manage and inspire others within your Residential Team to emulate your positive working practise and ensure the agenda of support centres around the individual within your care?

Are you able to recognise that behaviours that could perceived as challenging, are not always what they seem to the uninitiated!

If you can answer “Yes” to all of these questions, you could be the individual we are looking for!.

An exciting role as Relief Support Worker has arisen within United Response working in partnership with the London Borough of Richmond 

Experience of supporting vulnerable adults with a disability within their own home would be advantageous, however United Response will consider applications from different backgrounds, if relevant and transferable skills can be demonstrated.

You will be confident in working across different environments and with individuals from a diverse and multi- cultural back ground.
Be available for flexible working patterns including early mornings, evenings and weekends, and participate in an on call rota.

In your role you will be expected to demonstrate your competency in the areas below.

Independent Working
Competent and able to work independently within the service , representing the high standards set by the company and able to utilise support services in a professional and productive manner, in pursuit of agreed positive outcomes.

Team Working
Uses team working effectively to achieve beneficial outcomes for people we support.

Values and Equality
Respects and promotes the choices, cultures and beliefs of people we support, colleagues and others in United Response.

Takes the initiative when communicating with others and is able to relate to, communicate with and negotiate effectively with a wide range of people in order to achieve optimum outcomes for people we support.

Problem Solving
Problem solves on a day to day basis and is confident to use initiative and make decisions.

Personal Development
Shares responsibility for their own personal development and actively progresses and drives their own personal development plans.

Organising and Planning
Uses creativity and judgement to organise and plan how best to support people on a day to day basis.

Community and Connections
Maintains professionalism in all situations and strives to meet the needs of people we support in the community.

Please reply in confidence to. maria.michalska@unitedresponse.org.uk 

Closing date 15 June 2018