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Support Worker - Irthlingborough, Northants

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Wellingborough
Salary Details:
£16,250 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
25 Sep 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 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

We are currently looking to expand our team of dedicated support workers in Irthlingborough who provide 24-hour care to a gentleman with a learning disability. We have 20-hour position available for the right candidate.

You will be responsible for the day to day livelihood of this gentleman and will help with personal care, administering medication and daily living tasks such as assisting with housework duties to include washing and general cleaning. The Gentleman also attends a local day centre 2 days a week, so you will also be required to support him with getting to the day centre. Driving is desirable, however not essential.

Another big part of being a support worker is being a big part of the fun! The Gentleman you will support has a busy schedule and loves to be out and about but will require support when going out in the community. He enjoys a variety of hobbies such as shopping, day trips, visiting local cafe's and going on long walks around the local country park.

Supporting someone with their daily life is not a 9-5 job, so being flexible in the role is extremely important as you may be required to work a variety of different shifts throughout the week and weekend, including mornings, afternoons and evenings. Sleep-ins will also be required. (Payment for sleep ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements). 

This gentleman has helped create a profile about what he is looking for from his next support worker so please have a look at the Additional Details tab to get a real insight into the person you will be supporting.

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. Previous experience is not essential due to this admirable service offering bespoke training to all employees.

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

Interviews will be held at the area office in Kettering. 

Benefits
 We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.
  • 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*
  • Amazing Induction
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • 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*
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback 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

*T&C's apply based on contract