Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Salary Details:
£20,729 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
29 Feb 2024
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

Calling all compassionate and dedicated individuals! Mencap is seeking passionate Support Workers to join our incredible team in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

As a Support Worker, you'll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of individuals with learning disabilities. You will be working with a diverse group of people, each with their own unique abilities and needs.

From assisting with daily activities to providing emotional support, you’ll play a vital role in their life.

The people that live here require 24-hour care and support. They enjoy a range of activities including:

  • Going out for walks
  • Going out to meet up with family and friends
  • Going for a drive out to places of interest
  • Having a tea/coffee at the local cafes
  • Local days out into town, to the popular parks and restaurants
  • Going to the theatre and cinema
  • Playing snooker / pool
  • Swimming
  • Day trips to the seaside, theme parks, museums, zoo’s, farms etc
  • Holidays to the seaside
  • Themed days such as Films and popcorn, fancy dress
  • Celebrating with parties on birthdays, at Christmas, Easter and Halloween
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Baking

The bungalows have additional outdoor space where the people we support enjoy summer activities including BBQ’s and pool parties.

What we're looking for:

  • A genuine passion for supporting others.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build meaningful relationships.
  • Flexibility to work various shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • A positive and empathetic attitude towards individuals with learning disabilities.

 Contract options:

  • Full-time: 37.5 hrs
  • Part-time: flexible hours based on availability

Shift times:

All our services are 24hr care. We prepare the rotas at least 4 weeks in advance so you can still plan your personal and social life!

  • Days: Between 07:00-14:30pm AND 14:30-22:00pm
  • Sleep-in and Waking Nights: 22:00-07:00am

Vacancy ID: 29896

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

Benefits

Why join Mencap?

  • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time) + a variety of benefits including pension and holiday buying options.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance your skills.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment where your contributions are valued.

*Please note that terms and conditions apply based on your contract.

About Mencap

Join us at Mencap and be part of a team that believes in equality, diversity, and inclusion. Together, we can create a brighter future for individuals with learning disabilities and empower them to break down any barriers they may face.

Mencap vision is for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with learning disabilities.

If you're ready to embark on a rewarding career that truly makes a difference, apply now!

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