£7.50 per hour plus excellent benefits
2 X 30 hour posts
This particular post is a genuine occupations requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010; Schedule 9; Part 1.
Join our team! Be a Female Waking Night Support Worker with United Response in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.
Join us as a Support Worker and help to make great things happen in the lives of adults with learning disabilities. This Role comes with full training, generous rewards, real career progression prospects and genuine job satisfaction.
The waking night post will be lone working and will require the successful applicant to complete their induction on day shifts prior to commencing waking night duties.
The waking night duties will involve supporting people with personal care and some cleaning duties.
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.
Making it happen - Your Role
You will be joining a team which supports people with disabilities predominantly within their own homes. Our aim is to give the people you will be supporting as much control over their own lives as possible.
This is a responsible Role which is really varied, can be challenging and is extremely rewarding. The job is all about giving people encouragement, guidance and support so they can live as independently as possible and have the freedom to make their own choices.
On a daily basis, you may be involved in supporting people with the following activities:
- Managing finances
- Personal care
- Attending Drs/hospital appointments
- Shopping and socialising
And many more.
We welcome people from all walks of life to apply for a job with us. We ask that you have the compassion and integrity to treat people with dignity and respect.
Rewards and benefits
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
- pension contribution
- Childcare vouchers
- 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
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!
We are looking for enthusiastic, caring individuals who are committed to promoting person centred support and extending opportunities for 2 men and 3 ladies living in Whitley Bay. This position is for supported living with real focus on developing consistent, personalised support, positive behaviour support interventions and positive outcomes for people.
Flexible working practices are essential. You will have experience of supporting people who challenge and have mental health issues. Experience in Autism advantageous but not essential.
The closing date is 17th December 2017 and interviews will be held 27th and 28th December 2017.