Support Worker

Contract Type: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Thursday, 30 June, 2022 - 13:45
Fixed Salary
Per Hour
United Response


Male Applicants only under an exemption from the Equality Act 2010 - Section 9 - Part 1 (A) as a genuine occupational requirement.

The Service

The service we are recruiting for is located at Winlaton, near Blaydon, it is a 3 bedroomed house.

We support a young man aged 31, he has 2 staff to support him through the day, and 1 waking night staff and 1 sleep-in staff member

The gentleman is very independent, he loves to be involved in cooking his own meals, making drinks and baking however he needs prompts and support to complete his daily routine and household tasks. He also loves spending time with his family

The gentleman is very sociable, and can communicate verbally, it is easier to understand him once you get to know him a little

His hobbies are bowling, playing pool, going to cinema and having meals out, he also likes playing his guitar and listening to music as well as playing computer games and seems to enjoy IT in general

The gentleman has his own car and enjoys going for outings with his staff team, he loves to listen to music whilst he is travelling, and makes his own playlist in advance

The gentleman can sometimes demonstrate some behaviours which challenge, however, staff are trained in Positive Behaviour Support, so those occasions are very few and far between as staff are very pro-active in their support

We are looking for someone who can play an important part in the gentleman’s life, someone who has shared hobbies, can preferably drive, and is keen and enthusiastic

What would you be doing?

The person that lives at Northlands need thoughtful, enthusiastic and caring people to support them.

Your days will be varied and supporting people with all aspects of daily life means we need you to be adaptable - one part of the day might be supporting people with intimate and personal care, using specially trained moving and handling techniques, the next could be taking them for a walk to the park then sitting with someone to support them to cook a meal

About you

The people we support need (and want) people who support them to take the time to get to know them - to learn to listen to what they say with both their verbal and non-verbal language. This might be difficult at first but there are members of the team who have known the people we support for many years and will help to support you. We also have support plans in place which give detailed information on how to support a person effectively

Supporting people also means doing the things that keep us safe and the people we support need staff who can help them to take care of their health needs as well. You will be supporting in attending appointments and working with families to make decisions and advocate where needed.

We need people who are good communicators who can work alone and as part of a team, people who can problem solve and maintain boundaries in a positive and sensitive way.

We are also preferably looking for people who hold a full driving licence.

If you genuinely enjoy making a positive difference in people’s lives, are approachable, motivated, kind and a good listener please do get in touch.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent benefits package that includes:

<li>20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part time), which increases after 3 and 5 years’ service</li>
<li>Pension Contribution</li>
<li>The opportunity to be part of our UR Stars Recognition Scheme</li>
<li>Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling and advice services</li>
<li>Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications</li>
<li>Travel to work scheme (season ticket loan)</li>
<li>Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers</li>

United Response is an award-winning charity supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health needs or physical disabilities to take control of their lives and to get involved in their community. We do this in many different ways, from supporting people in their own homes to working with people to access training and work opportunities. We support around 2,000 people in over 300 locations across England and Wales and employ over 3,500 staff.

<p><span>Keeping you safe</span></p>

<p>In these extraordinary times we know that the safety of our staff and the people we support is vital - this is why we are doing everything we can to ensure that everyone connected with United Response is confident that they are working and living in COVID secure conditions.</p>

<p>We provide full PPE and ensure that you are confident in using it.</p>

<p>This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check, the cost to be meet by United Response. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early.</p>

<p><span>Please read the below information</span></p>

<p><span>To help keep the people we support and our staff safe and continue the fight against COVID-19 all our frontline staff are tested regularly and have access to supplies of PPE and relevant training.</span></p>