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Relief Support Workers - Yeovil

Personal Support
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Salary Details:
£8.50 per hour + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
01 Apr 2019
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About Mencap
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. 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’.

Support workers have a massive impact on the lives of the people they support. You can help us to make a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability here and now.

Job Advert

Would you like to finish work each day knowing you have made a difference?

We are looking for a caring and positive Support Worker to join our service in Yeovil where we support 7 people with a learning disability!

This can either be a full time, or part time position - what's really important to us is that you are the right match for the service. We can also consider candidates looking for casual or relief work.

So what does our Yeovil service look like?

You will be based in one of two Supported Living services. In one of these services we support 4 ladies, and in the second we support 2 ladies and 1 gentlemen.

Dog lovers in particular will find themselves right at home in this service because the people that we support LOVE pets, and we have one lady who's really hoping to volunteer at an animal sanctuary! Or maybe you're dead excited for Wimbledon? If so you'd be a great (tennis) match for one of the ladies that we support who's diary revolves around any sport that's on! We also have music lovers (especially instruments), and most of the people we support love to go and see shows or to the cinema, and fish and chips at the beach!

It's really important that you are comfortable when it comes to providing personal care as it is a requirement in this service. Rest assured our award winning training will ensure that you are the best Support Worker that you can possibly be.

Support workers must be flexible in the hours they can work, as support can be required 24 hours a day. You will work on a rota basis throughout the week, weekends and bank holidays with sleep-ins as well (payment for sleep ins are compliant and competitive with National Living Wage).

You do not need to have experience but it is essential that you share our values.  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.

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

This position is based in Yeovil with excellent links to public transport.

Job reference 15410
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.
  • Amazing Induction
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings*
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • 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