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Support Worker - Banbridge

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Banbridge
Salary Details:
£16,412 per annum + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
28 Mar 2019
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5
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’.

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

Job Advert
Vacancy Ref: 16313

Are you the type of person that thrives when helping others to achieve something new or to build their independence?

Do you consider yourself to be reliable, enthusiastic and forward thinking?

We are looking for proactive and passionate support staff for our new supported living service.

You must be able to demonstrate a real commitment to Mencap and the work we do alongside the wonderful people we support. We are looking for people with a ‘can-do’ attitude who are strongly motivated, outgoing, caring and have a calm demeanour when needed. You will be working as part of a team to help the tenants with behaviour support, personal care, washing, dressing, doing their housework, cooking, banking, attending appointments, shopping, attending work or day opportunities, accompanying to appointments, socialising.

 
We have various part-time hours available on permanent contracts and also a fixed term contract available on 22.5 hours per week
 

This role has a unique set of challenges.  You will need to have experience working in the care sector with people with autism and/or who have behaviours that challenge.  You will be supported by specialist bespoke training in advance to fully meet the needs of the individual.  We aim to provide consistent, positive support to all individuals and a patient, resilient approach will go a long way!

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.

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service 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 super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • 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