Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Bognor Regis
Salary Details:
£17,726 per annum, pro-rata + excellent benefits
12 Feb 2022
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

We are looking for a Support Worker to join our Service based in Bognor Regis on either a part time or full time (37.5 hours a week) basis.  We can be flexible with the number of hours offered and will consider applications from all interested candidates. Shifts will be spread across mornings, afternoons, evenings and sleep ins, weekends and bank holidays.
 
About the Service

We are currently supporting three gentlemen and two ladies whom have a learning disability, with ages ranging from 40 to 66. This range of age offers a real variety in experiences and personalities, allowing us to develop our person centred care.
 
The role of a Support Worker, can at times be challenging, but is always varied and rewarding. You will enable the people we support to achieve their goals and ambitions. Duties will vary and may include providing support with cooking, cleaning, managing finances, attending health appointments and going out into the community. The people we support within the service require no support with their personal care or moving & handling.
 

The people we support at our Bognor service are quiet and prefer to relax in the evenings, as they go to day centres most days. The people we support like to relax by watching TV and playing on the computer – who doesn’t enjoy a Saturday night in front of the TV? They also enjoy going to shows, musicals and going on day trips throughout the country.

We support 24/7 so shifts vary between 07.00 - 22.00 and include sleep in's 22.00 - 07.00 (sleep in's are paid additional to your contracted hours and are paid in line with National Minimum Wage). Shifts are on a rota basis and flexibility is important.
 
Drivers are preferred as the service is not along a bus route but not essential as long as you can commute into work for the shifts required. Free parking is available at the service. 
 
If you are self-motivated, can also work well as a part of a team and are looking for a rewarding role that support work can offer then we would be very interested in hearing from you.

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.

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

* 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 services.

Job ID:  24231

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

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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