Looking for your next job role? A career in care could be for you! If you are caring, compassionate and want to make a real difference to the lives of others, then this is the opportunity for you. Never worked in care before? No problem, we will teach you the skills, knowledge and behaviours that you need to succeed in this extremely rewarding sector. You just need to be: – Willing to learn – Able to attend a free online training course with an accredited qualification – Caring and compassionate – Possess a real desire to help others – A great communicator – Committed to supporting others

Job Description

♣ To support people in accordance with their needs and wishes as detailed in their person centred support plans.
♣ To demonstrate a commitment to the Safeguarding of Adults and to recognise and report any disclosure, suspicion or evidence of harm, risk of harm, abuse or neglect in line with United Response’s Safeguarding Adults policy.
♣ To ensure that support plans reflect the changing needs and wishes of the people we support by contributing to regular monitoring and review.
♣ To encourage and enable the people we support to become active members of both their local and wider communities.
♣ To support people to develop or maintain good family relationships and a range of friendships.
♣ To support people in all aspects of their daily living, for example, going shopping, cooking, keeping their home clean and tidy, budgeting and paying bills.
♣ To deliver personal care (if required) with dignity and respect.
♣ To support people to stay healthy and safe, following guidance from health professionals where health support is required.
♣ To accurately complete documentation, including people we support records.
♣ To communicate effectively with colleagues, family members and professionals, verbally and in writing.
♣ To raise any concerns about practice or the people we support in a timely manner.
♣ To ensure required financial checks are completed.
♣ To assist people towards volunteering and paid employment
♣ To attend training, including induction training, team meetings and individual supervision meetings as required.
♣ To maintain confidentiality at all times.
♣ To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested.

United Response – Employer

United Response was founded in 1973 with just one service in West Sussex, we now support around 2000 people, work in over 300 locations across England and Wales and employ over 3500 staff. Our mission is to ensure that individuals with learning disabilities, mental or physical support needs have the opportunity to live their lives to the full. As well as providing support, we run campaigns on the latest social care issues, organise fundraising schemes and events, and provide guidance and information via our website, as well as through various publications. United Response is a charity registered with the Charity Commissioners No. 265249. A company limited by guarantee, registered in England No. 1133776. www.unitedresponse.org.uk

Additional information

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications Required
♣ No previous qualifications are required as full training will be given. We provide high quality in depth industry leading training and also ongoing personal development (NVQ & City & Guilds).

Skills Required
♣ Passionate about making a difference and the work of United Response.
♣ Clear written and verbal communication style.
♣ Basic IT skills and numerical ability.
♣ To be willing to undertake required training, sometimes off site and outside normal working hours.
♣ To be willing and able to travel between locations as required.
♣ To be available for flexible working patterns including evenings, weekends, sleep-ins and nights as required

Personal Qualities
♣ Experience of supporting people or of working in a social care setting.

Future Prospects
♣ To progress onto a level 2 apprenticeship within Health and Social Care

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