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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.


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.

Welcome to our service

This particular service supports four energetic young people with Autism to carry out their day to day activities, two of the people we support in this service are non-verbal.

A Support Worker role at this service is a full on job with lots of energy and opportunity for adventure! The people support here need your support to carry out some of their favourite activities including the following:

  • Horse racing/riding
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Train spotting
  • Trampolining
  • Attending sensory sessions and experiencing smelling different smells, mint, lavender etc.
  • Going to the park, going on swings
  • Baking,Tasting foods cakes fruit etc.
  • Walking
  • listening to music,
  • Going on holiday/going to see the lights in Blackpool and the light festival at Round hay park
  • Cinema trips
  • Drama classes
  • Watching cartoons
  • Crafts
  • Painting
  • gardening. Cooking.

And more!

About you

We welcome people from all walks of life to apply for a job with us. We don’t ask for specific qualifications or experience, just that you have the compassion and integrity to treat people with dignity and respect. We are not saying that this is an easy role but we are confident that with our strong induction programme and good training we can fully support our new members of staff to succeed. 

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.