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Community Support Worker - Rotherham

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Rotherham
Salary Details:
£8.33 per hour + 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 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
Travel time paid
Training time paid
Mileage paid at 40p per mile approximately  
No split shifts
Shifts between 4 hrs and 10 hrs long with shortest visit 1 hr up to 8 hrs.
 

We are looking for positive, dynamic and supportive individuals to join our community team in Rotherham. If you are looking for a role where you can become a valued member of the team, make a difference to people’s lives and go home feeling rewarded then this is the opportunity for you! 

We put the people we support at the heart of Mencap and we make sure that they are as equally involved with the recruitment process as our recruitment team. We feel this is imperative in ensuring they receive a tailored and relevant service.

You will need to be pro-active, have strong interpersonal skills; and be unafraid to let your personality shine through. Our best support workers demonstrate the ability to build true and meaningful relationships; whilst being able to adapt their delivery as necessary to the individual. This could involve anything from supporting with budgeting and housing needs to showcasing your sense of fun at the bowling alley! 

We are seeking Community Support Workers who can provide support to a number of individuals within their own homes. You will be passionate about inclusion and place an importance on allowing adults with a learning disability to access the community. Shifts are between 4 and 10 hours long depending on visits and you will be paid for time travelling. Please note, mileage is paid at approximately 40p per mile.  

Your main responsibilities will be to make the day to day decisions easier for the people we support. This particular role involves working with a number of individuals with learning disabilities; and as such; being able to work with a number of personalities. An example of some of your duties are listed below:

  • Maintaining personal hygiene and care needs
  • Finances such as a budgeting, utility bills and saving for that special thing someone would like to do
  • Helping the person understand any written communications and helping them action them
  • Promoting healthy eating and help with planning, preparing and cooking meals
  • Attending appointments and social activities

You will find it extremely rewarding to see the people we support achieve goals, overcome challenges and enjoy their lives by accessing the social activities and day trips they choose. 

You will need to share our Mencap values and be a caring, positive and trustworthy person who is keen to support adults with a learning disability.

Drivers preferred but not essential; this is due to the requirement of working across multiple locations. 

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