Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Bury St Edmunds
Salary Details:
£10.63 per hour + excellent benefits
05 Mar 2024
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

We are looking for Support Workers to join our amazing team who work at our service in Bury St Edmunds! We have Full-time (37.5 hours per week) and Part time (20 hours per week) position. We prepare the rotas at least 4 weeks in advance so you can still plan your personal and social life!

No experience is needed just a can-do and positive attitude. We can give you all the training that you need to become an outstanding Support Worker- what we need is someone that wants to support people who have learning disabilities to live their best lives, and to live life to the full!

About our services

The role of a support worker can be dynamic, supporting people out and about, eating out, theatre, shopping, tea and cake or the pub, and visiting family, generally enjoying a good social life. The role is also domestic, health and safety around the house, supporting and encouraging people with cleaning, laundry, gardening; everything we all do to run a smooth household. The role is very personalsupport in the bathroom/shower and getting dressed, supporting someone with their mobility - this could be using a wheel chair or hoisting. Support to style someone’s hair as they are going out for the evening, support with eating and drinking and with any health needs and medication. Choice The people we support communicate if different ways so we work creatively to ensure that people can make their own choices and have a proper say about how they want to live their lives and run their home.   

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.

To find out more information or to apply over the telephone please call service manager Lauren Day on 07908652035

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

*Job ID: 31072

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
  • 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’.

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.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

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