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Female Support Worker- Portishead, Bristol

Department:
Communities & Programmes
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Portishead, Bristol
Salary Details:
£17,004 per annum + excellent benefits
28 Sep 2020
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5
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

Would you like to finish work each day knowing that you have made a difference? It's not just a job, it's a life experience. Join us and help us change lives. 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at one of the local services in Portishead.  We are looking for positive, trustworthy and caring Female Support Workers to join our team. As a support worker at Mencap you will be supporting people at all ages with learning disabilities to live the best possible life. In these roles, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives.

You will be responsible and involved in the everyday life of the people we support. You will be providing support with day to day activities including: supporting with finances, cooking, cleaning and helping with personal care if required.

Another big part of being a support worker is being part of the fun! You will get to do things such as going to the cinema, bowling, theatre, swimming and all other activities the people you support enjoy. 

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

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

At Mencap, 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!
Benefits

We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.

  • 28 days’ holiday (including of Bank holidays), increasing to 35 days’ with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme*
  • Amazing Induction
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • 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*
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback 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

*T&C's apply based on contract