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Enthusiastic Support Worker - Askern Doncaster

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Doncaster
Salary Details:
8.72 per hour
02 Oct 2020
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
28
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

Are you passionate about providing high standards of support? If you share our passion to improve the lives of people with a learning disability. Then four gentlemen who live in Askern would love to hear from you.

What the four gentlemen have told us they are looking for in the people that they want to support them;

You need to be an enthusiastic, and a very positive person. You will need to be part of a bigger team and get on with everyone. You will need to be kind, supportive and patient and understand why people behave in the way they do. You will always have time for a conversation and like to spend time talking. A good sense of humor and someone who likes to have friendly banter and some fun in their work would always be a good fit.

You will need to be motivated to improve people’s quality of life, ensuring that health care need is met. Someone who gets involved with activities and who loves music. A person who enjoys helping others to get out to visit family and to make new friends. Having plenty of new ideas about how to be part of the local community, and to be involved with activities both inside and outside the house. A person who is willing and able to drive the peoples own cars, would be preferred but it is not essential, and applicants from none drivers are also very welcome.

As a support worker based in Askern your role will to support the four gentlemen with independent living, meeting varying and ever changing needs.

Your duties will also include:

  • Basic housekeeping such as cooking, washing and cleaning
  • Meeting personal and health care needs (e.g using the toilet, bathing, and providing medication)

Do I need experience?

Quite simply- no! Our outstanding training, development and support means that we don’t need you to have experience. What we do ask for is that you are able to commit to our values at all times – challenging, caring, positive, trustworthy and positive. And if you do have experience – that’s great too.

 
Attached is a full job description along with one page profiles the service users you will be supporting, have put together.
 
A Mencap support worker said
I love my job.  Being part of people developing and learning new skills gives me a real feeling of achievement.

Job ID:20021

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 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 from day 1
  • 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