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Female Support Worker, Melverley, Llanrwst, Conwy

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Llanrwst
Salary Details:
£16,250 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
30 Aug 2019
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
25
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
The Royal Mencap society’s person centred, professional team in the Conwy area are looking for a responsible and motivated female Support Worker to join them to support Adults with a range of needs.
 

Melverley is a three bed semi-detached house in Llanrwst which offers breaks to people with a learning disability who are living in their family homes.  We support a wide range of people of differing ages and disabilities.

It is therefore important that you are flexible and able to adapt your service delivery dependant on the individual’s needs.  The individuals you will be supporting require you to administer medication as well as provide personal care; so you must be comfortable with this.  It is important that you can support these individuals whilst also encouraging their independence.  You will also be supporting with day to day things like finances; household duties such as cleaning; and to prepare and cook healthy meals.  We deliver waking nights and sleeping support.

We would love you to be able to speak Welsh, but this is not essential.  It is important that you can drive because the people we support enjoy accessing the community and trips out to local beauty spots. The people who stay at Melverley also enjoy a variety of activities from walks, art and crafts, wildlife, rugby, gardening, swimming, baking, cooking, skiing, cinema, disco. Whilst maintaining a lively atmosphere, and offering activities to suit people’s preferences, Melverley puts a strong emphasis upon being person centred and giving people opportunities to develop their skills.  We would love someone who is patient, friendly, sociable and likes to get involved.


You will need to have:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to work to deadlines and within a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to complete paperwork
  • A willingness to participate in sleep-ins is highly desirable
  • A full drivers licence and a willingness to take out business insurance is essential for this position
One of the most amazing things about being a Support Worker is that you can be extremely flexible and 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.
 
An enhanced DBS is required for successful candidates (paid for by Mencap)
  
Job reference: 17609
 
 
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