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Support Worker- Newhaven

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Newhaven
Salary Details:
£16,250 Per Annum (Pro Rata) + Excellent Benefits
Advertising End Date:
07 May 2019
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
20
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

Are you looking for a rewarding role where you can make a real difference to lives of people with Learning Disability?

Thanks to the ongoing success of the current service, we are looking to expand our team of dedicated support workers in Newhaven who are currently supporting 6 individuals in supported living whom have a learning disability. Ages range from the mid-20’s to the late 60’s in the Newhaven service, this means you will be working with a range of unique and individual personalities with their own experiences to share.

We are currently offering part-time opportunities. Shifts are rota based and will be spread across morning, afternoons, evening and include sleep ins. Flexibility is important as all our shifts will be spread across the weekdays and weekends. 

The people we support in Newhaven see many things as being important to them, this includes supporting them to manage their finances, help with both planning and cooking meals, or with more general support such as going to new places and talking to people. Aside from day to day support, you will also need to support these individuals with their hobbies; be it through clothes shopping, playing on the iPad or going to the seaside – who doesn’t like to be beside the sea?  

The people we support have said that you will need to be genuinely nice, informative and proactive in supporting them which would allow you to make a real difference to their lives. The people we support do not like being told what to do but would like a support worker who encourages them to engage in their day to day activities.

As a support worker, all you’ll need to have is a positive attitude and a desire to improve the lives of those with a learning disability. If you support those within our service, we will support you with award winning training and progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate.

Job reference 16006
 
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