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Support Worker - Loughborough - Various hours available

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Salary Details:
£8.07 + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
15 Jan 2019
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5
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.

Job Advert

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.

We are opening a new service of 14 flats where we will be supporting people with a learning disability. They will be moving in their own homes and you will be supporting them to live independently as possible. Their support needs will be varied, ranging from a few hours a day, to 1:1 support with complex needs. In addition to this new service we have 10 other established services.  

We have opportunities for Support Workers to join our team across Loughborough. If you are looking for permanent, full or part time work, then we would love to hear from you as we have various hours available and might be able to offer you the hours you are looking for. We are also looking for relief staff where hours will be offered as and when required or available.

Working time will be on a rota basis with shifts spread across the weekdays, weekends and bank holidays including mornings, afternoons, evenings and sleep ins. Typical working times for Day Support Workers include but not limited to 7.00 am-14.00, 9.00-16.00, 14.00-22.00 and 22:00 - 07:00. 

As part of a team, the successful candidate will be providing support with daily living skills like preparing meals, eating or drinking, personal care, medication or going into the community. The people we support enjoy cooking, shopping, going out for meals, going on day trips, going to see shows and music. So if you are looking for a job where you can make a difference in someone's life and still not feel like you are working then this is the job for you. 

* An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid for by Mencap, T&Cs apply)

Vacancy ID: 12715
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