Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Derry/Londonderry
Salary Details:
£13,347 per annum + excellent benefits
10 Mar 2024
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
23

Job Advert

Join our dynamic staff team and become a Waking Night Support Worker with Mencap in our Derry/Londonderry services, Northern Ireland, you will actively be making a real difference to the lives of the people with a learning disability.  

We have three part-time contracts available at 23 hours per week which consists of working 2 nights per work from 9pm - 9am on a rolling rota basis. Due to the nature of the role we are looking for female only candidates. Our current rate of pay is £11.16 per hour.

Support workers with support and training will deliver a fantastic service to ensure the people we support live a more comfortable, dignified, independent and happy life.

In the role of a Support Worker you will be:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be caring and patient
  • Supporting people with their budgets (Understanding and paying bills)
  • Supporting life skills such as cooking and managing time
  • You will actively be reducing social isolation that someone may feel who needs additional support.
  • 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 to use the bathroom.

Working with Mencap as a Support Worker you will be making a positive change to the lives of people with learning disability.  We can guarantee that now two days are the same and every day unique.

 *All roles are subject to an enhanced disclosure check and registration with NISCC and suitable references.
 
Job ID: 31045

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

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.

  • 24 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 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
  • 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

*T&C's apply based on contract 

About Mencap

At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disabilityWe 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 meaningfulAt Mencap, we can give you thatYou will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. 

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potentialWe will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much moreWith 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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