Department:
Strategy and Influence
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
BELFAST
Salary Details:
£21,474 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
08 Aug 2021
Vacancy Type:
Contract
Hours Per Week:
20

Job Advert

We are looking for proactive and passionate staff members to join our team working in Londonderry & Donegal as part of Mencap’s HEROES project. The project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV programme, which runs until 30th June 2022, and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Working in partnership with Londonderry YMCA, Devenish Partnership Forum and the Health Service Executive, the HEROES project aims to deliver an inclusive programme of personal development, citizenship and good relations to young people. At least one third of the young people participating on the programme will have a learning disability or autism.

We are excited to announce, we are growing in Northern Ireland and because of the wonderful Heroes project described above, we are looking to recruit Youth Support Workers. 

This is a fixed term role for 20 hours per week until June 2022. 

The Youth Support Worker will support and contribute to the success of Mencap activity programmes, assisting in the delivery of a stimulating and appropriate range of leisure activities and experiences for children and young people with a range of learning disabilities and associated needs. The successful candidates will provide an excellent level of customer service to all parties.

The ability to work safely is essential to the Youth Worker role so that the children, young people and families we support feel safe and confident and can trust the service they receive.

The successful candidates will have good communication skills and will have the initiative of working on their own. They will be enthusiastic about the Mencap values and for our inclusive practices. The Youth Worker will be energetic and flexible as there may be travel in accordance with the needs of the post.

If you want to be part of a great team and an organisation that makes a difference in real people’s lives, then we want to hear from you. In return we will provide you with the appropriate training, skills and the experience to start a career within care.

Please click the apply button today!

Job ID - 22271
 
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

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

About Mencap

kAt 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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