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Temporary Support Worker - Northampton

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Northampton
Salary Details:
£16,250 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
04 Dec 2019
Vacancy Type:
Temporary
Hours Per Week:
16
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 looking for 2 Part Time (16 hours per week) Support Workers to join our friendly and welcoming team in the Northampton area.We have 2 positions for 16 hours per week, temporary for six months to cover maternity leave. Shifts will vary, and the manager will consider weekends only. Drivers are preferable.

We are currently supporting 6 individuals with a learning disability who all live together in a shared accommodation setting. 

The people that we support at this service like to keep busy and getting out and about, having meals out in the local pubs, watching new and exciting movies at the cinema, visiting theaters and going bowling.

You will also be supporting with all levels of personal care, assisting with household duties, budgeting the finances of the individuals and administering medication. 
 

As a Support Worker for Mencap you need to be able to meet the needs of those that we support as well as be flexible and resourceful in order to keep up with them.

When at home, they like to be involved in the upkeep of their house and every day activities such as cooking, cleaning and washing. In their free time, they enjoy games, watching TV, visiting local cafes and of course, a good conversation. 

The shift patterns cover the following shifts: Monday - Friday: 7-11, 8- 3, 3-9, 3-10  and the Weekend shifts are:  7-3, 8-3, 10-8, 3-9, 3-10. There is an element of flexibility, as long as the organisational needs are met. 
 
If this role sounds like something you would be interested in doing, we want to hear from you today! 
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.
  • 20 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 27 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