Female Senior Support Worker

7 days left

Location
Newcastle
Salary
£8.30 per hour
Posted
18 Nov 2016
Closes
16 Dec 2016
Ref
UNIT42839
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

£8.30 per hour plus excellent benefits
37.5 hours per week 

Join our team! Become a Senior Support Worker with United Response in Cramlington!

"This particular post is a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010; Schedule 9; Part 1"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. 

Who we are looking for

We have an opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join us and support individuals to live the lives they choose.  Because we are all different, your role as a Senior Support Worker will be varied - what you do and how you do it will depend on the needs of the individuals you are supporting.  You will have the opportunity to get involved in the leadership of the service, helping to organise rotas, maintain records and supervise colleagues.

To be a great Senior Support Worker, you will need to have some previous experience in social care.  You will know that 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.

This service is an independent supported living service which supports six ladies with a variety of needs, personal care and moving and handling. Support includes mental health, learning difficulties and Autism.

Experience in care is welcome. Full training will be given to candidates who must be willing to learn new skills.

The 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


Plus the chance to make a positive difference to someone’s life every day - which is the biggest perk of all! 

Closing date: 18th December.

So what are you waiting for? Apply now! We look forward to receiving your application.