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Support Worker - Churchfield Avenue - Sawston

Personal Support
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Salary Details:
£17,004 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
11 Jul 2020
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About Mencap

Have you thought about working for 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.

Calling all Support Workers in the Sawston area!

Do you like the idea of making a positive impact in the life of a complete stranger?

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.

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So, what will I actually be doing?

As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of care that will enormously contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable, dignified,independent and happy life.

This will include:

·        Personal care – helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.

·        Supporting with finances, helping out with house work, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.

·        Excellent communication skills - an ability to be able to adapt your manner in how you speak to make the information understood by all of the people that you will be supporting.

The finer details...

You will be supporting 9 individuals in one of our supported living services. They are 5 ladies and 4 gentlemen aged between 30-80 years of age.

No two days will be the same and having a passion for communication would be a huge advantage. It is important that you are able to find creative ways to engage with the people you will be supporting to help remove barriers and empower the individual’s to learn new skills.

Each individual has their own personality, hobbies and interests that they enjoy. They like to experience new things and will look to you to suggest innovative ideas.

You will be required to work with management to support and plan full weeks of activities for the people we support, so if you love being creative and have a good sense of humour, this role will be ideal for you!

It is essential that you are calm and approachable, but possess the ability to be assertive when the situation requires. It is imperative to the individuals you will be supporting that you enable them to challenge themselves to progress and achieve their own personal goals.

An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate, paid for by Mencap. (T&C’s apply)

Working hours

Flexibility is a must for this role as you will need to be available to work across various shifts including: days, evenings and weekends.

Shift times can vary from a 7am start through to a 10pm finish – you must be able to get to the service for your allocated start time.

*We are now also considering people who are able to work weekend only - either long days/7.5 hours a day*

  Please note: these shift patterns may differ slightly throughout Mencap services, nevertheless this would always be communicated in a timely manner.

Job ID: 15701

There’s so many reasons to work with us…

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, as a Support Worker you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits* as listed below:

  • 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


Why not click the "apply" button today and Nisbah from the Mencap Recruitment Team will call you to discuss the role and your application in more detail.