Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Liskeard
Salary Details:
£9.30 per hour + Excellent Benefits
12 Mar 2021
Vacancy Type:
Relief
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

Have you thought about working for Mencap?

Mencap is a leader in providing excellent support to people with a learning disability. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

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!

We have immediate opportunities to provide support workers to provide vital support to people with a learning disability through this tough time. We're recruiting full time, part time permanent and bank Support Workers across the UK now!

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. Everything we do at Mencap keeps the people we support at the centre of what we do.  

With us, it’s never ‘just a job’. In return for your hard work and passion you can find real and meaningful work experience, access to some amazing benefits alongside our competitive pay.

What does a Support Worker do?

As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will enormously contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable, dignified, liberated and happy life.

  • Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.
  • Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, house work, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.
  • Excellent communication skills/relationship building – supporting the person to understand the world around them and promoting positive relationships.
  • Community & Social Inclusion- Supporting individuals to access and participate in their local community and Social events to promote life skills and individuality.

We are looking for relief staff to join our team supporting a lady with autism and epilepsy in her own home.  You will be supporting with personal care,  health appointments and medication, meal planning and preparation along with all aspects of supporting her to maintain her home.  This will include cleaning, laundry, shopping, reporting repairs, ensuring health and safety checks are complete and her home is as safe as it can be.  In addition you will be supporting her to access the community and take part in social activities she enjoys.  You need to be flexible, reliable and committed to providing a caring and supportive service whilst promoting independence and encouraging her to do as much for herself as she is able.   

There are minimal  incidents of challenging behaviour but you will be trained in how to respond. The person we support has their own car so a driver is preferable.

Shift patterns vary and relief staff are needed to cover day shifts, sleep-ins and waking nights.   

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visitthe directgov website.

No two days are never the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive so click apply now to be considered! 

*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

*If you are successfully matched to a role, you’ll be classed as a key worker. Frontline health and social care workers and the most vulnerable are currently being vaccinated. If you join us in a support role, you will be included in your local COVID-19 vaccine deployment programme.

Job ID:  21034

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.

  • Flexibility to work the hours you choose
  • 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
  • Annual leave entitlement based on hours accrued
  • 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
  • Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Mencap

At Mencap we workin partnership with people with a learning disability. We do this by providinghigh quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, tolive as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we cangive you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague,leader and activist.

You’ll make newfriends 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 yourhard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

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