Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Lowestoft
Salary Details:
£11.44 per hour + excellent benefits
12 Jun 2024
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

 

We are recruiting for a passionate Support Worker to join our team in Lowestoft, on a Full-time (37.5 hour) permanent basis.

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.

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.

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do.  We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us.  Together we are Mencap!

No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but they will always positive so click apply now to be considered!

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

 *Job ID: 31747

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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