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Support Worker - Hospital Road - Bury St Edmunds

Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Bury St. Edmunds
Salary Details:
£17,843 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
26 Jul 2020
Vacancy Type:
Hours Per Week:
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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So, what will I actually be doing?

As a Support Worker 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.

·        Supporting with finances, helping out with house work, organising 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 finer details...

You will be supporting 7 individuals, males, in 2 of our supported living services. There are 4 in one house and 3 in another.

No two days will be the same and having a passion for communication would be a huge advantage. It is important that you are able to find creative ways to engage with the people you will be supporting to help remove barriers and empower the individual’s to learn new skills.

Each individual has their own personality, hobbies and interests that they enjoy.

It is essential that you are calm and approachable, but possess the ability to be assertive when the situation requires. It is imperative to the individuals you will be supporting that you enable them to challenge themselves to progress and achieve their own personal goals.

An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate, paid for by Mencap.(T&C’s apply)

Working hours

Flexibility is a must for this role as you will need to be available to work across various shifts including: days, evenings and weekends.

Shift times can vary from a 7am start through to a 10pm finish – you must be able to get to the service for your allocated start time. There will also be a requirement for you to do sleep-ins which run from 10pm-7am and this will be shared equally with the team.

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

Job ID: 19496

As well as knowingthat what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you willreceive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as oneof our employees.

·        28 daysholiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plusthe ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme

·        Servicerelated sick pay when 6 month probation is completed

·        Pensioncontributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings

·        Death inservice life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme

·        Loans fordebt consolidation,  bikes, computers andphones when you have been with us for 6 months

·        Interestfree season ticket loans

·        Discountsand cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets,cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras

·        Opportunityto purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.

·        Freeaccess to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support

·        Quarterlyaward scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program

·        Access toaward winning training and development


*T&C'sapply based on contract