Support Worker - Waking Nights Hawkinge, Kent

Recruiter
United Response
Location
Dover
Salary
£7.80 per hour
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Expires
12 Aug 2017
Ref
UNIT51351
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

£15,210 [per annum pro rata for part-time] (£7.80 per hour) plus excellent benefits.


Join our team! Be a Waking Night Support Worker with United Response at our Service based in Hawkinge, Kent.

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. 

The Service 

The service supports adults  with learning disabilities / complex needs. 

The waking night post will be lone working and will require the successful applicant to complete their induction on day shifts prior to commencing waking night duties.

the waking night duties will involve supporting people with personal care and some cleaning duties.

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 DISABILITIES  predominantly within OUR SUPPORTED LIVING SERVICE. 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
The benefits of working nights

Being a Waking Nights Support Worker is a great chance to experience unique opportunities that day staff may not necessarily get to see, night support is generally different to what you would expect to be doing during the day; you may support people with their bedtime routines, ensure that specific plans are followed in case of an emergency during the night, and help with preparing breakfast in the morning.  All this goes towards helping you to build well rounded skills and expertise that will stay with you throughout your career in support.

Lots of people choose to use the quieter periods of time during waking nights to complete written study tasks as part of their training and development and we find that working parents are more easily able to accommodate night shift patterns around their childcare commitments, not forgetting of course that as a night shift worker you will miss out on the rush hour journey to work every morning!

Closing date xxx

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this post and the service, please call Heather Peachey SERVICE MANAGER on 01303 893252.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.