Support Worker - Multiple Vacancies

From £7.32 per hour
04 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

From £14,274.00 per annum  (£7.32 per hour) plus excellent benefits

Great place to work, great people to work with, become a Support Worker with United Response.

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.

Full-time, part-time and bank/relief opportunities available, shifts to fit around you - including days, evenings, weekends and nights. We can be flexible around the number of hours in your contract (from 10 to 37.5 hours per week), but if you prefer the flexibility of a zero hours contract we can accommodate that too.  For some positions a full UK driving licence is required and access to your own vehicle would be useful.

We have vacancies in the Derby, Heanor, Horsley Woodhouse, Matlock and Ashbourne areas. In the Long Eaton area we have part-time vacancies (up to 16 hours per week).  An enhanced hourly rate is payable at some of our services (Horsley Woodhouse and Long Eaton areas)

Who we are looking for
We need reliable and passionate people to join our close-knit team of Support Workers, supporting people out in the community, as well in their own homes. You’ll help them cook, clean, pay bills, apply for jobs, make friends and a thousand things in between.

Not got any experience? 
Don’t worry! Those new to care will be fully supported. Our comprehensive training programme offers everyone – regardless of previous knowledge and experience – the chance to create a career they can be proud of. However we would especially like to hear from you if you have experience in supporting people with autism, either professionally or personally.

What we need from you
You need compassion, integrity and to treat people with dignity and respect. You need to be reliable because people are depending on you, be able to travel between locations and work flexibly, including evenings, weekends and overnight as needed. You also need to be a great communicator, both verbally and in writing and have basic IT and numerical skills. Car drivers are desirable. 

The benefits
Phillipa has a degree in counselling and decided to join us as a support worker:

“The best decision I ever made was to come and work for United Response. The in-house courses on Active Support and Person Centred Support are phenomenal in explaining the right way to support and how to adapt to individual needs. I’ve decided not to go back to Uni to complete my Masters because I'm definitely in the right job in an organisation that is truly person centred. Why would I want to do anything else when I am supporting people to do wonderful things?” 

If you need even more convincing, here is our full comprehensive benefits package:

•20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays), pro rata for part-time, which increases after 3 and 5 years’ service

•Pension contribution

•Life assurance

•Childcare vouchers

•Travel to work scheme (season ticket loan)

•Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling and advice services

•Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications

•Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers. 

So what are you waiting for? Apply now!