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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.

Details

Support Worker

Location: York
Salary: £7.90 per hour
Expiry Date: 29/12/2017
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time

£7.90 per hour plus excellent benefits                                                                                                   

Join our team! Be a Support Worker with United Response in York 

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.

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.

Our Derwent Road Service 

You will be joining a team which supports five adults with Learning and some physical disabilities. The people we support at this service love to go swimming, there fore it is essential that their Support Workers are comfortable with taking part in this activity. All five people we support have their own cars so it is desirable that you hold a driving licence although this is not essential. 

Other activities our staff team at this service are expected to support with include:

  • shopping,
  • long walks
  • sports such as cricket and trampolining.

And more. 

What we need from you

For a Support Worker Role we do not ask applicants to come to us with specific qualifications or experience, what we are really looking for are Support Workers who are open to a challenge and have the right values to fit with our Organisation. 

You should be able to change your communication style to meet the varying needs of the people we support (some people need support from someone bubbly and enthusiastic and others need their Support Worker to be calm and quietly spoken). 

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

Further information

Support Worker JD.docx

United Response is a disability confident employer, which shows that we are committed to encouraging applications from people with disabilities.
As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role. United Response is committed to ensuring that candidates with disabilities are able to compete on equal terms with other applicants during the selection process.