We are looking for a motivated and experienced Support Worker to work in our enabling services for people with additional needs . The activities are community based and will require travelling in the community using public transport or driving your own or person we support's vehicle. The role will be varied and we require an individual who is flexible, adaptive and can use their initiative when lone working in the community. You will be supporting people to develop their independence and employability skills. You will be required to plan activities and evaluate & record progress, IT skills are essential. Due to the nature of the role a driver is essential. This post is Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am & 5pm and is for 37 hours per week.
(This post is compliant with Para 1, sch 9 of the Equality Act 2010 relating to Occupational Requirements)
For more information please call Rebecca Quantrill on 07805 793323 The closing date for this position is 26th January 2018.
Who we are
United Response is a leading national charity providing support to young people and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. We believe in championing the right of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries.
Not got any experience?
Don’t worry! Those new to care will be fully supported. Our comprehensive training programme offers everyone – regardless of previous knowledge and experience – the chance to create a career they can be proud of.
What we need from you
You need compassion, integrity and to treat people with dignity and respect. You need to be reliable because people are depending on you, be able to travel between locations and work flexibly, including evenings, weekends and overnight as needed. You also need to be a great communicator, both verbally and in writing and have basic IT and numerical skills.
In return for your passion and commitment, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays , pro rata for part time) , which increases 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)
Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers
Plus the chance to make a positive difference to someone’s life every day - which is the biggest perk of all!