Support Worker
Hucknall, United Kingdom
14h ago

About Mencap Mencap is the leading voice of 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. At Mencap, we can give you that. You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential.

We’ll ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more. With us, it’s never just a job’.

Support workers have a massive impact on the lives of the people they support. You can help us to make a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability here and now.

That means listening to them, understanding what they like, and supporting them to make decisions and achieve the things they want to achieve.

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We are looking for a team of proactive Support Workers to join our brand new Supported Living Services in Hucknall. We will be opening two bungalows next door to each other, supporting four individuals with a Learning Disability in each.

Shifts will vary, depending on the day and whom you’ll be supporting but we require flexibility to cover three key shifts : 07 : 00 14 : 30, 14 : 30 22 : 00 and a Sleep-in / Waking Night shift which is 22 : 00 07 : 00.

We also require flexibility to work at the weekends.

The people we will be supporting are a varied bunch with a number of different needs and interests. Some of the individuals will require support with relationships, living independently for the first time and being as active as possible this won’t be a service where you’ll be sat still for long! Due to the active nature of the people we support, being a driver will be beneficial for the role.

Care needs of the service will vary; some individuals will require full support with Personal Care while other will require more emotional support and encouragement.

Experience with Epilepsy / Cerebral Palsy would also be beneficial. Some of the people we support are also Non Verbal so it’ll be key to learn / know some different communication techniques.

The role will also consist of the typical day to day support tasks, including household chores, administering medication and completing regular checks.

One of the most amazing things about being a Support Worker is that anyone can do it! As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with award winning training and progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

Job ID : 17260 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
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