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Support Worker - Penzance

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Penzance
Salary Details:
£17,550 per annum, pro rata + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
13 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

Mencap are currently recruiting support staff to join our team in West Cornwall. We have two supported living homes together with people who we support to live independently in their own homes. There is a mix of gender and individual abilities. All of the people that we work with have learning disabilities and some have individual mental health needs or are on the autistic spectrum. The key ethos of the support provided is to enable people to be as independent as possible within their abilities. 

The work will involve offering daily support to adults with a learning disability, which can include some low-level personal care, support with shopping, budgeting, decision-making and support at day activities including swimming and horticulture. The role of the support worker is to enable people to take advantage of person-centred support, which helps individuals develop within a supported living environment, offering care, and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is the opportunity for some outreach support for people within their own homes to support with independence, social inclusion, activities etc. 

You will be joining an experienced, friendly staff team on a rota basis which will include some weekend and overnight sleep-in work. There is currently a house car and so a full, clean driving licence would be an advantage but is not essential. 

 

The position is for 20 hours per week on a permanent contract

This role will suit an outgoing individual who is committed to supporting people to achieve their best. We are looking for someone who can relate to adults with learning disabilities and is motivated to look for opportunities and ways of working with people, which can give new experiences. Good timekeeping and reliability are essential and a degree of flexibility would also be an advantage as sometimes there will be a need to support other team members in covering shifts. Good, clear communication and record keeping are important elements of the role. Full training and support is given. 

If you think this role might suit you and you are passionate about supporting people to reach their full potential than we would be very keen to hear from you

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