Waking Nights Support Worker

At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disability. We do this by providing high quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. You'll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you - but you'll get back so much more. With us, it is never 'just a job'. In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work. At Mencap we are an equal opportunities employer, 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 Are you seeking a rewarding role within the social care sector? We are currently seeking a waking night support worker to join our service in March. Within this service you will be supporting several individuals. They each require additional support to complete daily tasks. Your role will include aspects of personal care and manual handling. Some of the individuals' have a limited ability to express their thoughts and feelings. You will need to be able to use positive reinforcement and practice techniques that will enable their voices to be heard. You will need to exercise patience and resilience in order to meet the needs of the individuals you will supporting. Flexibility is a must as you will need to be available to work across various shifts to include; days, evenings and weekends. You will need to share our Mencap values and be a caring, positive and trustworthy person who is keen to support adults with a learning disability. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome all applicants with disabilities to apply for the roles with us. To find out more about Disability Confident Government Scheme, please visit direct gov website 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 Mencap Extras 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 Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate Job ID: 20052 This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/91857377

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