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Full and Part Time Support Workers - Tower Hamlets

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Towerhamlets
Salary Details:
£17635 per annum + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
28 Mar 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 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.

Job Advert

We are looking to recruit a caring and enthusiastic male and female Support Worker to join our team, where we support individuals with a learning disability.

The people you will be supporting love a variety of activities including Swimming, Music, Dancing, Shopping, Baking, Cooking, Socialising, going on days out, 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 social settings are not fun and that is something that some of the people we support find difficult to manage.

Indoor activities include Music sessions, Cooking, Life Skills and Television. We support a variety of people from different cultures so it would be helpful to have some cooking skills and ideas in this area.

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. You will need to be adaptable due to the complex needs of the service and the people we support.

We have a number of hours and work patterns available from relief positions, 16 to 20 hours per week and full time posts.

The role

We would prefer to recruit people that are able and willing to drive the large cars owned by people we support. Our policy around driving the vehicles requires that applicants must be over the age of 25, have a full UK driving licence, and have at least two years experience driving in the UK.

If you cannot drive, but are still interested in the role and feel that you’re a dynamic and enthusiastic person who also has empathy and patience, then please apply. 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

Job reference: 15434
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