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Support Worker - Lombardy Park - Ash Lodge - Ipswich - Various Hours

Personal Support
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£16,250 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
31 Jan 2020
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About Mencap
5Mencap 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
 Support Workers - Complex Behaviour Needs

Do you have experience supporting individuals who display behaviour, which at times can be challenging and aggressive?

Mencap are currently recruiting for people who have experience within this area of support -   understanding what makes them unique and working to make a real difference to their social and emotional development.

We are looking for people who have a good sense of humour and are unfazed by the challenges that may arise, as this is what you are passionate about!

Ideal candidate will have experience with

  • Speech, language and communications needs.
  • Dealing with challenging behaviour out in the community.
  • Providing 1:1 or 2:1 support.
  • Positive Behaviour Support training

 If you are ready for your next challenge then Mencap want to hear from you Today!

The individual you will be supporting

The gentleman that you would be supporting is very social with a good sense of humour and a love for animals.  He likes trips out and about in the community and his favourite activity is Horse riding.

He likes routine to help with his at times challenge behaviour and he needs support accessing all medical appointment and taking medication for his Epilepsy.

The person you would be supporting also enjoys cooking and his all-time favourite meal is fish and chips!


Want to know more about the day to day life of a support worker?

As a Support worker supporting individuals with challenging behaviour you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of care that will enormously contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable, dignified, independent and happy life.

This will include:

Personal care – helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.

Administering medications, helping out with house work, organizing appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.

Excellent communication skills - an ability to be able to adapt your manner in how you speak to make the information understood by all of the people that you will be supporting.

The people you will be caring for all have different hobbies and interests and the right person for this role will hopefully enjoy trying new things and going out into the community… whether it be a morning down at the local ponds, fishing, a shopping trip into town, or a mini break away for a few days… no two days are the same!!

Working hours

The general shift patterns include but not limited to 7:00am – 2pm, 2pm – 10.00pm and waking night shifts are from 10:00pm – 7:00am.

Please note these shift patterns may differ slightly throughout the services, nevertheless this would always be communicated in a timely manner.

The great thing about this opportunity is anybody can do it as we provide ALL of our staff with training and support!

Vacancy ID: 18576


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