Support Worker
Mencap
Peterborough, GB
12d ago

We are looking for positive, dynamic and supportive individuals to join our team in the Peterborough area. If you are looking for a role where you can become a valued member of the team, make a difference to people’s lives and go home feeling rewarded then this is the opportunity for you.

We put the people we support at the heart of Mencap and we make sure that they are as equally involved with the recruitment process as our recruitment team.

We feel this is imperative in ensuring they receive a tailored and relevant service.

You will need to be pro-active, have strong interpersonal skills; and be unafraid to let your personality shine through.

Our best support workers demonstrate the ability to build true and meaningful relationships; whilst being able to adapt their delivery as necessary to the individual.

This could involve anything from supporting with budgeting and housing needs to showcasing your sense of fun at the bowling alley!

We are seeking Support Workers who can provide support to a number of individuals within their own homes. You will be passionate about inclusion and place an importance on allowing adults with a learning disability to access the community.

  • Your main responsibilities will be to make the day to day decisions easier for the people we support. This particular role involves working with a number of individuals with learning disabilities;
  • and as such; being able to work with a number of personalities. An example of some of your duties are listed below :

  • Maintaining personal hygiene and care needs
  • Finances such as a budgeting, utility bills and saving for that special thing someone would like to do
  • Helping the person understand any written communications and helping them action them
  • Promoting healthy eating and help with planning, preparing and cooking meals
  • Attending appointments and social activities
  • You will find it extremely rewarding to see the people we support achieve goals, overcome challenges and enjoy their lives by accessing the social activities and day trips they choose.

    You will need to share our Mencap values and be a caring, positive and trustworthy person who is keen to support adults with a learning disability.

    Drivers preferred but not essential; this is due to the requirement of working across multiple locations.

    Job ID : 15627

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