Job of the Month: Support Worker, Newcastle Upon Tyne
This job is all about supporting him to live in his new home – a purpose-built bungalow with five other residents who we also support.
You will be encouraging him to learn new skills as well as develop new friendships.
Working one-to-one, you will be passionate about providing person-centred support and understand that each individual has their own needs.
Full-time, part-time and relief positions are available.
Who you’ll be supporting
The person you’ll be supporting is an enthusiastic and active gentleman with lots of hobbies, so each day will never be quite the same!
On days out, he likes going for walks and bike rides, swimming or going window shopping for a look around the local charity shops.
At home, he enjoys karaoke and dancing and sometimes likes to have a bit of a pamper day, getting his nails painted.
As a Support Worker, you will support him with day-to-day tasks including:
- Cooking, cleaning, laundry and any other household jobs as needed
- Managing finances
- Attending doctors/hospital appointments
- Getting out and about – this could include going shopping and socialising
- Accompanying the gentleman to go out in the car (a UK Driving Licence is required)
Skills and requirements
Given the nature of this service, experience of working with behaviour that challenges, learning disabilities and mental health illness is key, therefore you will already have experience of working within a Healthcare environment.
We do provide full and comprehensive training for this service however you should have (or be willing to study for) NVQ Level 3.
You must hold a full UK Driving Licence for this role.
The working pattern will involve elements of sleep-ins (for which you will be paid), evenings and weekend work, so flexibility is essential.
About United Response
United Response is a leading national charity providing support to young people and adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs across England and Wales. We employ approximately 3,600 staff at more than 300 locations and support over 2,000 people.
We believe in championing the right of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries. Our vision is a society where everyone has equal access to the same rights and opportunities.
All the money we raise goes to help the people we support live their lives to the full.