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Support Worker in Ilford,Essex

Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Greater London
Salary Details:
£16,673 per annum + Excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
28 Mar 2018
Vacancy Type:
Hours Per Week:
Interview Date:
28th & 29th March 2018
About Mencap

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 really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You’ll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We’ll ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more. With us, it’s never ‘just a job’.

In return for your hard work and passion we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

Role Description

Who you will be supporting

The people you will be supporting love a variety of activities including Music, Watching Television, Dancing, Shopping, Baking, involving in Meal Preparation, Art and Craft, Painting, Gardening, Socialising, going on days’ trip, Cinema, being part of their community and can at times have a hectic schedule. All of the above play a significant part in their life.

As well as the team that support them, family members are very involved in support. Being social and having conversations about things that are of interest and daily life is something they truly value. However, crowded or noisy environment are not fun and that is something that some of the people we support find difficult to manage.

Indoor activities include Music sessions, one to one interactive session, art and craft, painting, involving in meal preparation and laundry, Life Skills and Television. We support a variety of people from different cultures so it would be helpful to have some cooking skills and idea's in this area. You should also be willing to support one of the individual we support using a hoist for transferring and support on wheel chair both at home and in the community. You will be provided with adequate training to enable you do you work confidently which include manual handling people which covers how to use a hoist, emergency first aid and more during your induction training.  

If you would like to help support these elderly and sociable people, who have a wonderfully full and active life, please apply and tell us why you would be a fantastic addition to the team. We include the people that you will support during our selection process and we take a person centred approach to recruitment. You will need to be adaptable due to the complex needs of the service and the people we support.

The role

You must be willing to work flexibly as and when required. You will work on a rota basis throughout the week and at weekends including Bank Holidays.

One of the most amazing things about being a Support Worker is that anyone can do it! As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability that we support, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

For further details of this role please click on the attachments at the bottom of this advertisement.

* An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate

Job ID: 12389

Benefits and rewards

We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.

  • 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*
  • Amazing Induction
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • 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*
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback 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

*T&C's apply based on contract

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