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Support Worker - Sudbury Supported Living - Female Only - Various Hours

Personal Support
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£17,004 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
31 Jul 2020
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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 now recruiting for Female Support Workers to join our supported living team in Sudbury.

Working times will be on a rota basis with shifts spread across the weekdays, weekends, on call and bank holidays. You will need to be flexible as your shifts will typically start at 7am-2pm, 2pm-10pm followed by a sleep in shift which is 10pm-7am, and then a 7am-2pm shift (typically twice a week).
We currently have 3 supported living services and 1 domiciliary service over the area which you could be working at. In these services we are currently supporting 7 women and 1 man aged 35-75 with a mild to profound learning disability. The needs of the people we support are varied, some require help with personal care (differs for each person), house hold tasks, meal preparation, medication and going out in the community to attend groups or social activities, especially theatre, car shows or karaoke. You will also need to support some of the people with their mobility and communication.
We are looking for someone with a ‘can-do’ attitude, who is enthusiastic and outgoing. The people we support require their support workers to have a genuine interest in assisting them to live as independently as possible.
PLEASE NOTE that this role is open to females only due the needs of the people we support.
* This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1
Job Reference: 18959


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