Support Worker

Location
Maidstone, Kent
Salary
£8.05 per hour
Posted
08 Aug 2017
Closes
08 Sep 2017
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

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

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 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 a team which supports people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory loss as well as complex needs.  Experience of Positive Behaviour Support techniques is desirable. 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, 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 people with the following activities:

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

And many more.

About you

We welcome people from all walks of life to apply for a job with us. We don’t ask for specific qualifications or experience, just that you have the compassion and integrity to treat people with dignity and respect.

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

United Response is a disability confident employer, which shows that we are committed to encouraging applications from people with disabilities.
As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role. United Response is committed to ensuring that candidates with disabilities are able to compete on equal terms with other applicants during the selection process.

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