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Support Worker - Huntington, York

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
York
Salary Details:
£8.41 per hour + excellent benefits
31 Jan 2020
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5
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 looking for positive and enthusiastic Support Workers to join us at our Services in Huntington; offering Full Time, Part Time and Relief (bank) contracts.

As a Support Worker you will be supporting people in different ways. The type of support you will provide would be around administering medication, helping with personal care and offering support with cooking healthy meals. Being a Support Worker isn’t just about making day-to-day life it’s about having fun! The people we support (PWS) have a variety of hobbies and activities they like to do such as going to Sensory Rooms, attending Hydrotherapy sessions, going to Church and attending activities in their local community. Any activity ideas you have will of course be welcome as they are always open to more suggestions!

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 some weekends, mornings (ideal for you early risers!), evenings and potentially sleep ins (paid at £64.80). The best thing about flexibility? It's a two-way street. While we may require that you work a variety of shifts, we also understand that you’ll have your own requirements – have you got commitments on a Thursday? Not to worry, we can factor this in, as well as other requests (provided you give us enough notice) into our rotas.

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 complete training and progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

  • Please note, applicants will be called to complete a basic telephone screen, with successful applicants being invited to interview at our office (interviews are held weekly).

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

Vacancy ID: 18002

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