Support Worker - Waking Nights

Location
Derbyshire
Salary
£13,703.00
Posted
21 Nov 2016
Closes
19 Dec 2016
Ref
UNIT42911
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

£13,703 per annum,  (£7.32 per hour) plus excellent benefits

36 hours per week

We are looking for a Waking Night Support Worker to join our team based in Alvaston, Derby working various shift patterns.

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.

What we need from you

You need compassion, integrity and be able to work on your own initiative. You need to be reliable and able work flexibly, including weekends as needed. You also need to be a great communicator, both verbally and in writing and have basic IT and numerical skills. A full, clean driving licence and access to your own vehicle is also desirable.

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. 

The benefits of working nights

Being a Waking Nights Support Worker is a great chance to experience unique opportunities that day staff may not necessarily get to see, night support is generally different to what you would expect to be doing during the day; you may support people with their bedtime routines, ensure that specific plans are followed in case of an emergency during the night, and help with preparing breakfast in the morning.  All this goes towards helping you to build well rounded skills and expertise that will stay with you throughout your career in support.

Lots of people choose to use the quieter periods of time during waking nights to complete written study tasks as part of their training and development and we find that working parents are more easily able to accommodate night shift patterns around their childcare commitments, not forgetting of course that as a night shift worker you will miss out on the rush hour journey to work every morning!

In addition we offer a comprehensive range of company benefits to all staff members 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 - which is the biggest perk of all!

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


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

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