Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
March
Salary Details:
£10.33 per hour + excellent benefits
03 Sep 2022
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
30

Job Advert

Busy Bee? Then take the opportunity to join our support team at St David’s, Broad Oaks, March, Cambridgeshire.   We are looking to recruit friendly staff who enjoy being busy.  We have a variety of permanent contracts available (up to a maximum of 37.5 hours per week), as well as more flexible relief hours too.

Flexibility is a must as you will need to be available to work across various shifts between the hours of 07:00 - 21:00 to include days, evenings, weekend.  Shift patterns are 07:00 – 14:00 & 14:00 - 21:00 these may differ due to service needs, and 1:1’s and planned activities.  Weekend work is required and you would need to be available for two out of three weekends.  You will have the guarantee of two days off per week and overtime is always available.
 
You may be required to work across any of our other supported living services at Broad Oaks.  A driver will also be a bonus but is not necessary as the Service is located by near good public transport links.
 
About our Service

We support six people who have lived together live in a 24 hour supported living bungalow for a number of years.  They are great friends and are all early risers who like to make the most of their day! 

They enjoy going out most mornings to do shopping and activities and they will sometimes stay out for an occasional pub lunch.  During the afternoons they like to kick back and settle down watching TV or films, have a game of bingo or participate in other house activities such as baking, meal prep, crafting or sitting outside taking in the sunshine with our Support Staff.  Some enjoy planting seeds and watching them grow through the summer months or just sitting and watching/feeding the birds that come into our garden.

This is a busy Service due to the high levels of support needed to chaperone the people we support to regular hospital appointments.  Travel to and from hospital is via hospital transport and can be as often as four times a week
 
The people we support are are looking for their new Support Worker to be friendly, enjoy participating in all of their activities.  Most importantly, they are looking for someone who has a good sense of humour and are respectful to their individual needs.

Here at Mencap we understand how hard someone with a disability can find things without our support. We are looking for flexible, reliable team players with diverse backgrounds willing to commit their time to support the individual in their everyday needs

What does a Support Worker do?

As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will help to ensure the people we support live a more comfortable, dignified, liberated and happy life.  You will have excellent communication skills and be a naturally caring and patient personality.  Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.
  • Excellent communication skills and Relationship building – supporting the people we support 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.
  • Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day.This may include prompting the people we support to take their medication and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.Not all Support Worker roles include high levels of personal care.

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. 

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.  To find out a bit more about what life as a Support Worker is like, please click here to watch a short video.

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 excellent benefits alongside our competitive pay.  Click here to find out more about our Mencap benefits.

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.

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!

Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support.

No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but they will always positive so click apply now to be considered!

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

Job ID:  26252

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.

  • 22 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing to 24 days with effect from April 2023
  • Annual leave increases with long service up to 27 days per year 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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