Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Banstead
Salary Details:
£19500 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
03 Jan 2022
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

Would you like to finish work each day knowing you have made a difference?

We are looking for positive, compassionate and caring Support Workers to join our team in Banstead were we support adults with learning disabilities. We have a range of Full time and Part time opportunities on a permanent basis.

If you consider yourself to be reliable, enthusiastic and forward thinking we would like you to consider joining us as a support worker in our service in Banstead.

You must be able to demonstrate a real commitment to Mencap and the work that we do, alongside the wonderful people we support. We are looking for people with a ‘can-do’ attitude who are strongly motivated, outgoing, caring and have a calm demeanour when needed.

You will need to be willing to take on personal care duties for some of the people we support, also support with medication, updating support plans, daily living tasks, meal preparation and finances.

The people you will be supporting love a variety of activities including swimming, shopping, cooking, socialising, going on days out, cinema, day centres, eating out and being part of their community which can at times be a hectic schedule. Being social and having conversations about things that are of interest and daily life is something they truly value. There is a definite sense of fun and belonging in the service and a sense of humour helps in building rapport and good relationships with the people you will be supporting.

In the home, the emphasis is on active support, so working with and not for the people we support, maintaining and developing skills to keep their home environment safe, clean and well maintained. We support people with a variety of emotional and social needs including mobility, where support with a wheelchair is required only when out, personal care and eating and drinking.

As a support worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service, you may be required to work a variety of different shifts throughout the week, including mornings, afternoons and evenings. The best thing about flexibility It's a two-way street, while we may require that you work a variety of shifts, we also understand that you’ll have your own commitments and we will try to factor this into our rotas. 

The role of a Support Worker can be very emotionally challenging at times so it is essential to have a positive mind-set with a desire to improve the lives of those with a learning disability. You will need to be quick thinking with a positive can do attitude.

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, housework, 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 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 visit the directgov website.

No two days are ever 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.

* Due to the nature of this service, we are looking for male only applicants. This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

* To continue to keep the people we support safe; we will continue to follow the government guidelines regarding Covid-19.  This means due to impending changes to government legislation it will be mandatory, unless you are medically exempt, to have had both covid-19 vaccines prior to starting work in our registered services.

Job ID:  23389

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 supermarkets, 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

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.

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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