Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Easingwold
Salary Details:
£12.18 per hour + excellent benefits
12 Jun 2024
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

We are looking for a Support Worker to join our Service based in Easingwold on a permanent, Full time basis (37.5 hours a week).  Driver preferrable,Shifts will be spread across mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
 

About our Service


Do you love to be beside the seaside? Is snuggling down and watching a film your idea of a good night in? If you answer yes to either of these questions, then you’re just who we’re looking for to become a support worker at one of our registered services. We are looking to grow our team of dedicated, caring and enthusiastic support workers to enable five individuals we support to live the lives they choose.


If you’re looking to support someone who enjoys activities, then maybe you’re best suited to our 1:1 support service where you’ll be supporting a young man with a different activity every week! Whether it’s football, swimming or even making the most of his National Trust tickets, this gentleman has endless energy and a real passion for fun – the Support Worker we’re looking for will need to match his passion, or better yet, top it!


If you’re looking for the chance to support individuals with the life skills they need to live independently, then we have a service for you too. Supporting our lovely ladies in their home, you will be with them all the way while they go about their day; you’ll be their helping hand in the kitchen.  You may be supporting one of the ladies out for a coffee – and most importantly, making sure milk is bought on the way home! This service is perfect for someone who wants to see how small acts can mean so much to someone wanting to live as independently as possible.

As a Support Worker with Mencap, we understand that flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service. While we do require flexibility with shifts throughout the day depending on the service you match with, we understand you have a life outside of work too. Things come up that you need to work around, and we will do our very best to ensure our rotas are done to allow for that trip to the dentist.


As each service is different, so too are the requirements and shift patterns. As a general guide; some day shifts can start from 7.00 am or 9.00 am and can finish between 9.00 pm or 10.00 pm, these are usually split into 2 shifts. Certain services will also have sleep in shifts or Waking Night shifts as well. You will receive an enhanced flat rate payment of £62.45 for any sleep in shifts carried out. The payment for sleep ins is non-contractual. 


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. 

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

Vacancy ID: 31732

Benefits

Not only will you be making a positive difference in people's lives, but you'll also receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees. These benefits include:

  • 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

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

About Mencap

At Mencap, we believe that everyone deserves a purposeful job that makes a positive impact. We work hand in hand with people who have a learning disability to provide flexible and high-quality services that help them live as independently as possible in their homes and communities.

We don't just offer you a job, but a journey of personal and professional growth. You'll have ample opportunities to develop as an individual, colleague, leader, and advocate. Along the way, you'll meet new people, form lasting friendships, and discover your true potential.

So, if you're looking for a career that's meaningful and fulfilling, join us at Mencap. We value diversity, inclusivity, and your unique talents. Apply now and be a part of our mission to create a world where people with a learning disability are valued, included, and heard.

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