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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.


Female Lead Senior Support Worker, Melksham

Location: Melksham
Salary: £9.10 per hour + sleep-ins
Expiry Date: 01/04/2018
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time

We have a vacancy for a Lead Female Senior Support Workerin our Supported Living service in Melksham

Salary £17,745 per annum (9.10 per hour) + sleep-ins

37.5 hours per week

Car driver essential

Join us as a Lead Female Senior 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.

Making it happen- Your Role

You will be supporting two ladies with learning disabilities in their own Supported Living service in Melksham. This is a responsible Role which is really varied, sometimes challenging and often fun. The job is all about giving people encouragement, guidance and support so they can live as independently as possible, make their own choices and do the things they enjoy.

On a daily basis, you will be required to:

•Lead and act as the first point of contact in the absence of the Team / Service manager
•Take responsibility for full and accurate communication at handover.
•Assist the Team / Service Manager with the day to day supervision of Support Workers and where required undertake the formal supervision of Support Workers.
•Compile team rotas and activity plans as required by the Team / Service Manager
•Maintain and check the accuracy of the financial records of the people we support
•Carry out ‘on-call’ duties when required
•Model person centred practice and contribute to the induction and support of new and less experienced support worker colleagues
•Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested.

About you

We welcome people from all walks of life to apply for a job with us. As a Senior some experience in a supervisory role within a Health and Social care environment would be highly desirable but a full comprehensive training programme and induction will be provided

Rewards and benefits

In return for your passion and commitment, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 20 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays, pro-ata for part time), which increases after 3 and 5 years’ service
  • Pension contribution
  • 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 Rebecca on 07970 579115

Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 1st April 2018

* This post is open to female applicants only under an exemption from the Equality Act 2010 Section 9 Part 1(a) as a Genuine Occupational qualification

Further information

Lead Senior Support Worker.docx