£16,185 per annum (pro-rata for part-time) (£8.30 per hour) plus sleep-ins and excellent benefits
Full time 37.5 hpw, part-time and Relief hours available
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.
We currently have vacancies for Support Workers to work in our new Supported Living service in Batheaston supporting two young men in their own home. As part of a team you will be required to carry out sleep-in duties and cover evenings and weekends on a rota basis.
"We are two young men living together in Batheaston and have been best friends for 12 years. We have just moved in together so this is a very exciting time for us. We are great fun to be with and love to have busy days. We both enjoy dancing, walking, laughing, a lot of cooking, horse riding and new experiences generally. We have our bus passes so can go anywhere from doing our shopping to exploring new places.
We have mild learning difficulties so need creative fun people to come and help us live as independently as possible. Come and join our team and love your work. People who have supported us say they love their work and feel part of the family".
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 learning difficulties and associated physical and mental health disabilities, in their own home. 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 don’t ask for specific qualifications or experience, just 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
For further information or an informal discussion please call Laura on 07747 201259
Closing date for applications midnight Sunday 4th February 2018