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Support Worker, 30hrs - St Albans Close, Northampton

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Northampton
Salary Details:
£8.07 per hour plus excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
16 Jan 2019
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
30
About Mencap
15161At 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

 Would you like to finish work each day knowing that you have made a difference? It's not just a job, it's a life experience. Join us and help us change lives. 

They say neighbours become good friends, and that’s why we have 3 services within Northampton. We support adults who have a learning disability and live within one of these 3 services. We are looking to add to our friendly, vibrant energetic and fun loving team of dedicated support workers. We have various hours available to offer to the successful candidates.

Although all support required is different to each individual, the type of support you will provide would be around administering medication, helping with personal care, and offering them support to live independent and happy lives. Being a Support Worker means that you also get to create some fantastic memories and take part in the fun! Having fun with the individuals could be anything from watching films, going shopping, attending parties or even going volunteering.  

Have a look at the additional information attached created by the people we support; this will give you an idea of what the people we support want from you. 

Supporting someone with their daily life is not a 9-5 job. You will need to be able to work across a range of different days and shift patterns, including some sleep in shifts. We realise that your quality time is important too, so your rota is prepared well in advance  Got a request, something special going on? Your manager will certainly try to help you meet it.

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, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

If you would like to help support these outgoing 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 all of our selection process and we take a person centred approach to recruitment.

An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid for by Mencap, T&Cs apply) and drivers are preferred for these posts.

Interviews will be held at our Area Office in Kettering.
 
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Benefits

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.

  • 20 days’ holiday (exclusive of Bank holidays), increasing to 27 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