Waking Night Support Worker

United Response
South West England
£15,642 per annum, pro rata plus 0.83p ulift per hour for Waking Nights
07 Apr 2017
26 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
As a Waking Nights Support Worker you will provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with learning disabilities and dementia. You will be empowering the individuals to live as independently as possible with appropriate levels of support.

Your role will be to provide practical support, including intimate personal care, completing all the relevant documentation promptly and accurately. You will ensure that the living accommodation is respected as someone’s home, carrying out any domestic duties, such as cleaning, washing and ironing, that is necessary. Some IT knowledge and administration skills would also be advantagous.

You will regularly liaise with other members of staff in order to co-ordinate assessments.

The successful candidate must be available to undertake all required training and to attend staff team meetings when possible. As a Waking Nights Support Worker you will work as part of a flexible team across a seven day rota which will include weekend working.

This is a permanent position, 25 hours per week. For more information please contact Tina Gray on 07713 110658.

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.

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.   

What we need from you

You need compassion, integrity and to treat people with dignity and respect.  You need to be reliable because people are depending on you, be able to travel between locations and work flexibly, including evenings, weekends and overnight as needed. You also need to be a great communicator, both verbally and in writing and have basic IT and numerical skills.

The 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

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