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Support Worker - Westcliff on Sea

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Westcliff on Sea
Salary Details:
£8.72 per hour plus excellent benefits
30 Nov 2020
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5
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.

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!

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
Are you positive, caring and enthusiastic? Are you passionate about providing the best support? Do you want to do a job where you can go home knowing you have made a difference to someone’s life? We are looking for a Support Worker to join our amazing team. If the above sounds like you then hit the apply button!

We provide support to 6 unique individuals who have a learning disability. Our individuals all require different support so you can expect to be supporting people with day to day tasks such as shopping, cooking, eating and drinking, laundry, personal care, finances, medication and administration. You will also support them to organise activities and access the community, to socialise and for leisure, as well as to attend health appointments.

Being a support worker isn’t just about making the day to day life easier, it’s about helping people reach their dreams and have days that can only be described as EXCEPTIONAL. An exceptional day could be swimming with Dolphins, singing let it go at the top of your lungs, watching the F1 or going horse riding. An exceptional day will be different for each individual but helping them reach their goals and dreams is one of the most rewarding parts of being a support worker.

Have a look at the additional information tab to find out about what the people you will support love to do and what they need from you.

Support work can be required 24 hours a day so you must be willing to work flexibly as and when required. You will work on a rota basis throughout the week, weekends and bank holidays with sleep-ins as well. Previous experience would be a great advantage for this role.

One of the most amazing things about being a Support Worker is that anyone can do it! As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid for by Mencap, T&Cs apply

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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 Mencap Extras
  • 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