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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.


Lead Senior Support Worker

Location: Ilminster Somerset
Salary: £18,096 per annum pro rata (£9.28 per hour)
Expiry Date: 11/06/2018
Job Type: Permanent - Part Time

£18,096 per annum pro rata (£9.28 per hour)

30-35 per hours per week

Join us as a Lead 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

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 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

Lead Senior Support Worker.docx