Lead Senior Support Worker

United Response
Part time Full day
£11 / hour
Darlington

Extraordinary times calls for extraordinary people!


Weekends only


Part Time


12 or 24 hours per week.


Must hold a full driving license.


The Service


Parkside is a purpose built semi-detached bungalow set in its own grounds with a private drive.


Normal staffing levels: 2/3 staff during the day 1 Night staff during the night. With the staff member from the neighbouring Parkside available for moving and handling, medication and emergencies.


Safe minimum staffing levels:2 staff.


There is one young lady and two young Gentlemen living at Parkside they are all wheelchair users with complex needs and limited communication.


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 Parkside 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 taking them for a walk to the park then sitting with someone to support them hand over hand to prepare dinner for everyone and then helping them to eat what you has been made or supporting them to go swimming or accessing the hydrotherapy pool


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.


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.


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.


Diversity Statement


United response values and celebrates the diversity of its staff, the people we support and families. We are committed to achieving a fully inclusive environment that is free from discrimination to ensure that everyone feels safe, supported and has their voice heard.


We have set up a forum and specialist interest groups on diversity so that all staff can have their say.


Our aim is to strengthen our commitment to diversity further by making sure that the demographic profile and characteristics of people who work at United Response are reflective of the communities we work within.





Training Required which we provide:


Medication, Safeguarding, First Aid, Mental Capacity, Positive Behaviour, Mental Health, Bowel, Manual handling, dysphagia, Autism, Epilepsy


Key Words - Care Assistant, Care Worker, Care, Healthcare Assistant, Charity, support work, support worker, supported living

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