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Positive & Committed Support Worker - Hoyland

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Barnsley
Salary Details:
£16,250 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
24 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

We are looking to recruit a positive, and committed individual to support five individuals in a supported living service in the role of support worker.

We are working to make our recruitment as person centred as we can. The person specification document attached for this role has been developed with the help of the people who will be supported by the successful applicant. The selection process will use this criteria to match not only skills and experience but also hobbies and interests of applicants with the people being supported. It is likely that the final decision on the success of your application will be decided by the people you will be supporting, and their families.

Could this be you?

What people like and admire about you

  • You’re always friendly and positive when supporting others
  • You don’t panic and you stay calm in difficult situations.
  • You’re happy to support people at times that are best for them.
  • You respect privacy and dignity and are willing to provide support with personal care
  • You’re patient and give people the time to say what they want to say; even if they’re not able to use words to communicate.
  • Your experience of communicating with people who don’t use words.
  • You are interested in what others have to say.
  • You value your colleagues and communicate well with them.
  • You can do more than one thing at once.
  • Your domestic skills.

What’s important to you

  • People with a learning disability are valued, treated equally, listened to and included.
  • Ensuring people with a learning disability receive good quality, person centred support.
  • Positively changing the lives of people with a learning disability.
  • Helping people to live the life they want to lead.
  • Building relationships based on trust, and a genuine interest in other people.
  • Supporting people to make the most of  life
  • Supporting people to plan and enjoy holidays and new experiences.
  • Helping others to look and feel good.
  • Acknowledging the contribution of others.
  •  Helping people to develop their skills.
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