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Female Support Workers

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Worksop
Salary Details:
£16,250 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
29 Nov 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 who support 4 people with a learning disability.

The people we support live within their own home and require support in this home. You could be involved in aspects of personal care such as medicine administration, helping with bills, DIY, cooking meals or even helping the people we support access the community.  You will also be a big part of the fun we have in our service. The people we support love watching sports, eating chocolate cake and going on holiday, although not all at the same time!

Some of the people we support have created one page profiles for you to read (see additional information) so you can get an idea about how to support them.

Supporting someone with their daily life is not a 9-5 job. You will need to be able to work across a range of different days and shift patterns. We realise that your quality time is important too, so your rota is prepared well in advance – Got a request, something special going on? Your manager will certainly try to help you meet it. 

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.

Due to the nature of this service we require female only applicants who can drive. This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

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

Vacancy ID 18148

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