Support Worker Opportunities BLUF83020

Location
Chichester
Salary
£8.43 per hour plus excellent benefits
Posted
03 Jun 2019
Closes
01 Jul 2019
Ref
BLUF83020
Contract Type
Permanent

Support Worker Opportunities BLUF83020
Location: Rustington, Bognor and Felpham, West Sussex
Salary: £8.43 per hour plus excellent benefits

Job Types: Permanent – various hours

Opportunities Available;

Bongor – Residential Service – Open to Male and Female
Bongor – Outreach Service – Female Only
Rustington – Support Living Service – Female Only
Felpham – Support Living Service – Female Only

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

Join our team! Be a Support Worker with United Response in West Sussex!

Join us as a 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. This role will see you providing support to service users in their own homes. The service users have learning disabilities and some mobility issues. We believe in championing the right of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries. Dependent upon the service there may be an element of lone working in this role, with support remotely available.  Due to the nature of the service, we require successful candidates to hold a full driving licence.

Making it happen - Your Role

Our aim is to give the people you will be supporting as much control over their own lives as possible.

This is a responsible role which is really varied, and extremely rewarding. The job is all about giving people encouragement, guidance and support so they can live as independently as possible and have the freedom to make their own choices.

On a daily basis, you may be involved in supporting people with the following activities:

• Cooking and cleaning
• Washing and personal care
• Managing finances
• Supporting with medication
• Supporting wheelchair users
• Attending Drs/ hospital appointments
• Shopping and socialising
• Supporting service users with complex health needs.

About you

We welcome people from all walks of life to apply for a job with us. All training is provided, however we do ask that you have a genuine compassion and integrity to treat people with dignity and respect, as well as being able to drive a manual car. You should have good communication skills, be able to adopt a person centred approach, be a good team player, flexible, and have the ability to work well under pressure.

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

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check, the cost to be meet by United Response.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.