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Support Worker - Beech Terrace - Stowmarket

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Stowmarket
Salary Details:
£16,250 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
22 Dec 2019
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
30
About Mencap
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
 
Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. 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’.

Support workers have a massive impact on the lives of the people they support. You can help us to make a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability here and now.

That means listening to them, understanding what they like, and supporting them to make decisions and achieve the things they want to achieve.

Job Advert
Are you looking for a support worker role minus the personal care aspect?
 
We are currently seeking a support worker to join our team in Stowmarket. Here we have a row of two and three bed semi-detached cottages that are home to the people we support. You will be supporting nine individuals.
 
Some of their favourite things to do are; going in to town; shopping; going to the pub and having their friends round to visit. They are very independent and have very active social lives. 
 
As they like to live as independently as possible the support they require is more around prompting; encouragement and supporting the individuals to make their own choices. You will also be supporting with day to day things like finances; household duties such as cleaning; and to prepare and cook healthy meals. 

They would love someone who is friendly; sociable; and likes to get involved.

Flexibility is a must as you will need to be available to work across various shifts to include; days, evenings, sleep-ins and weekends. 

Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate.

Job ID: 18376

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