Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Derry/Londonderry
Salary Details:
£21,762 pro rata plus excellent benefits
10 Mar 2024
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

Join our dynamic staff team and become a Support Worker with Mencap in our Derry/Londonderry (Waterside, Cityside & Campsie & Maydown) and Limavady services, Northern Ireland, you will actively be making a real difference to the lives of the people with a learning disability.  There are various contracts available - full time, part time, waken night  which include a variety of shifts across morning, afternoons, evenings, weekends and waking nights. Our hourly rate is currently £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:

  • Expected to have Excellent communication skills
  • Caring and patient
  • Supporting people with their budgets (Understanding and paying bills)
  • Supporting life skills such as cooking and managing time
  • Actively reducing social isolation that someone may feel who needs additional support.
  • Supporting with 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.
  • Using Positive Behaviour Support Strategies to help improve people’s quality of life.

We welcome applicants looking for full time, part time and relief contracts.  There are various shifts available across morning, afternoons, evenings, weekends and waking nights.

Working with Mencap 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: 31047

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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