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Support Worker - Worsbrough Common

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:
25
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.

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About us

  • We live across two houses and two flats. It is a supported living service
  • There are 3 males that live in one house; two males live in the other, one male in one flat and one female in the other.
  • We need 24 hour support.
  • We have 2 members of staff who sleeps in every night, one in each house
  • We all have our own tenancy agreements
  • We are supported with our medication and finances.
  • We are aged between 34-62
  • We all have different needs and are individuals.
  • We have a good sense of humour
  • We have a variety of different interests. Some of these are: football, theatre, pool, cinema, brass band music, crafts  animals, holidays, computers and cooking.
  • We all spend a lot of time out in the community doing things that we enjoy. We need support to do this.

What is important to us

  • People who support us know our needs and have the right skills to support us
  • People that support us understand how to communicate with us.
  • That our home is kept clean and tidy
  • For our support staff to be positive and have a good sense of humour.
  • That we are respected and treated equally by the people who support us
  • To have our needs met in the way we choose
  • For us to live a fulfilled life and we are able to be actively involved in our community, social and leisure activities.
  • That are records are kept up to date and accurate so that people know what are current needs are.
  • That we are supported to maintain our health and can identify when there is a change in our health.

How best to support us

  • Support us to maintain our relationships with our housemates, friends and family
  • Document conversations you have with us to help improve the support that we receive.
  • Support us to make decisions by providing balanced information.
  • Be patient and give us the time to communicate
  • Be positive and enthusiastic
  • Support us at the times that are best for us around out activities and lifestyle
  • Encourage us to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Ensure we are supported to access medical appointments and treatment
  • Respect our choices, even if they are different to what you think we should be doing.
  • Support us with our medication and finances
  • Work well as part of a team and value your colleagues.
 

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