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Support Worker, 20 hours - Starling Grove, Solihull, Birmingham

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Birmingham
Salary Details:
£16,250 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
02 Jun 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
We are currently looking to expand our team of Support Worker’s in our Solihull Support Living Service where you will be supporting 4 people who have a learning disability and live in their own home. We have a part time position available offering 20 hours per week.
 

In our service everyone has their own requirements but the type of support you will provide would be things such as shopping, cooking, eating and drinking, laundry, personal care, cleaning, finances and medication administration.

Being a support worker isn’t just about making day to day life great, it’s about being a part of the fun! You would be supporting with accessing their community for leisure and recreation, and to maintain relationships with people who are important to them. Some hobbies and interests include – singing and dancing, shopping, going to discos and buying jewelry.  

To find out more about the people we support within our Supported Living services and to help you answer our application questions, please click on the pink 'Additional Information' button below to present you with our One Page Profiles.

As a support worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service, as you may be required to work a variety of different shifts throughout the week, including mornings (ideal for you early risers!) and evenings.

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 us.

By joining us, you will have the opportunity to make new friends and become inspired to be the very best that you can be, which will guide and help you to develop within your chosen career path. So, why not express how great you would be for this position by clicking on the pink ‘Apply’ button below? You certainly won’t regret it! We include the people that you will support in our selection process so you will have a chance to meet them and introduce yourself during or after your interview.

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

Interviews will be held on 11th June 2019.
 
Vacancy ID: 16883
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