Support Worker (Positive Behaviour)

Location
Yarnton, Kidlington
Salary
up to £11.00 per Hour depending on experience
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
14 Aug 2017
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Join our team! Be a Support Worker with United Response in Yarnton, Oxfordshire.

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 generous rewards, real career progression prospects and genuine job satisfaction.

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.

Making it happen - Your Role

You will be joining the team to help to provide 3:1 to support an individual with severe challenging behaviour and Autism.

This responsible role is really varied, can be challenging and is 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 with the following activities:

• Cooking
• Cleaning
• Washing
• Managing finances 
• Personal care 
• Attending Drs/ hospital appointments 
• Shopping and socialising

And many more.

About you

With a Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a hands-on role in a Social Care environment you will have worked supporting people with autism and severe challenging behaviour. The person you are supporting has boundless amounts of energy, therefore it is essential you would be able to join in with activities such as fast walks.

A Driving Licence is highly desirable for the role.

Shift Patterns – 7am – 4pm, 4pm – 10pm and sleep ins.

37.5 hours per week however the client also welcomes staff looking to work part time Hours who can commit to a minimum of 22 hours per week.

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