Female Support Worker

Have you thought about working for Mencap? Mencap is a leader in providing excellent support to people with a learning disability. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap We are currently looking for Female Support Workers to join our team in our Great Tey service, where we currently have 6 adults who require varying levels of support. We have full or part time positions available from 16 to 37.5 hours a week on a permanent basis. What does a Support Worker do? As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will enormously contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable and happy life. This could include duties such as: Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom. Supporting people to live happy and fulfilling lives - budget management, paying bills, house work, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals. Community & social inclusion- Supporting people with a learning disability to access and participate in their local community and Social events to promote life skills and i ndependence. As a Support Worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service, as you may be required to work a variety of different shifts throughout the week, including mornings (ideal for you early risers) afternoons and evenings. Sleep-ins will also be part of the shift pattern. Typical working times include, but are not limited to, 07.00 - 14.30, 09.00 - 15.00, 08.00 - 16.30 and 14.30 - 22.00 and sleep-ins from 22.00 - 07.00. Working as a Support Worker isn't like any other job The role of a support worker is varied, sometimes challenging but greatly rewarding. It's about giving as little or as much support required by each individual to enable them to achieve the things that are important to them and live life as they choose. The individuals in the service need support with their medication, personal care, finances and daily living tasks - although they like to be as independent as possible The individuals we support have a variety of hobbies that they enjoy doing, which they will need support with. The type of hobbies the people we support enjoy, are eating meals out, visiting the cinema and attending different clubs. So, if you are looking for a job where you can make a difference in someone's life, then this is the job for you. Ideally you will have experience of working with people with learning and physical disabilities and an understanding of moving and handling and behaviours that may challenge, however this is not essential as we provide you with full, award winning training paid for by Mencap. A full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential for this role. We have three service vehicles so it is not essential for you to have business insurance. An Enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate, paid for by Mencap (T&Cs apply). Job ID: 19707 Our Benefits As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people's lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees. 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings Death in service life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme Loans for debt consolidation,bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months Interest free season ticket loans Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc. Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program Access to award winning training and development T&C's apply based on contract This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/91759742

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