Support Worker
United Response
Whickham, GB
3d ago

Female Support Worker

Whickham, Newcastle

Full or part time permanent hours guaranteed!

£9.80 includes sleep in shifts paid at an hourly rate plus excellent benefits and full training!

You will also receive £150 upon successful completion of your probation!

Extraordinary times ca lls for extraordinary people!

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

The Service

At Lavender Road we support 4 people who lead a varied and active lifestyle and enjoy being a part of the community. Lavender Road is a lovely place to live and is not too far from Gateshead - it even has its own garden!

The people we support at Lavender Road also enjoy taking part in lots of activities such as arts & crafts, gardening, baking and take away nights!.

Part of your role will be to help them live life to the full meaning no day will ever be the same!

What would you be doing?

The people that live at Lavender Road 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 playing the guitar, painting someone’s nails, having a snowball fight then sitting with someone to support them hand over hand to peel some potatoes for everyone’s dinner.

The people we support at Lavender Road have struggled during lockdown too and haven't been able to be out and about as much as they would like to, but there is a garden and outside space that people we support do enjoy and if you have creative ideas about how to support people at home - this would be a huge advantage!

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 nonverbal 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.

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 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 :

  • 20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part time), which increases after 3 and 5 years’ service
  • Pension Contribution
  • The opportunity to be part of our UR Stars Recognition Scheme
  • 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
  • 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.

    Keeping you safe

    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.

    We provide full PPE and ensure that you are confident in using it plus we offer vaccines to all United Response employees.

    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.

    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.

    In line with recent Government announcements, all new employees in Registered Care Homes will be required to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.

    Key Words - Care Assistant, Care Worker, Care, Healthcare Assistant, Charity

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