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Support Worker - Churchfield Avenue - Sawston

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Cambridge
Salary Details:
£16,575 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
05 Aug 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

Mencap are the leading voice of learning disability. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

We are recruiting Support Workers who are passionate and enthusiastic about helping others.

You will be supporting 9 individuals in the Sawston area in one of our supported living services.

Each individual has varying needs, so you will need to be flexible in order to support them. You will be supporting with day to day things like finances; household duties such as cleaning; and to prepare and cook healthy meals. Some of the individuals require support with personal care, so you will need to be comfortable in providing this element of support to all the people we support in the service.

It is important that you have a good sense of humour, are calm and approachable, but possess the ability to be assertive when the situation requires. It is important to the individuals you will be supporting that you enable them to challenge themselves to progress and achieve their own personal goals. The people we support at the Sawston service are aged between 30 -84 years and we have 5 women and 4 men.

They like to experience new things and will look to you to suggest ideas and support with these exciting activities.  

Flexibility is a must as you will need to be available to work across various shifts to include; days, evenings and weekends and the time range from starting at 7am and finishing at 10pm. You must be able to get to the service for these start times.

If you are looking for a meaningful career and a role where you really can make a difference to people's lives; then this is the role for you. 

 Vacancy ID: 15701 
 
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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