Support Worker
Mencap
Sheffield, GB
1d ago

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.

We are looking for support workers with a bubbly personality to support a group of people living in the S6 area of Sheffield.

They need around the clock support to enable them to carry out their day to day life.

The age range of the tenants varies, so everyone's routines are different. However, they each have a wicked sense of humour and like staff who also like good banter.

This goes a long way towards encouraging the people who are very reluctant to clean their own home, as there are a lot of domestic duties involved in running this house.

A Sunday roast is practically mandatory for the people living there so staff need to know how to cook or be willing to learn!

Some of the interests of the people living there are : walking, swimming, soap operas, shopping, games such as dominos or draughts, and occasional party nights (which usually includes a few drinks!).

During the week however, most people like to relax in their rooms or watch TV in the evenings and usually are in bed before 10pm.

What should you bring to the role? - A positive can do attitude - Team player - Very pro-active - Good organisational skills -

A sense of humour - A flexible approach - The ability to work both as part of a team and lone work. - A strong value base -

Good listening and inter personal skills - Good communication skills both verbal and written - Caring attitude What you will need to support with : -

Maintain their personal hygiene and care needs - Maintain health needs - Cleaning tasks ensuring their house is clean and tidy -

Develop hobbies and interests in their local community including social and leisure activities, and breaks away.. - Promote healthy eating and helping with planning, preparing and cooking meals.

  • Keeping healthy including medical appointments and to take their medication - Maintain records about their support - Personal budget plans and paying bills -
  • Maintaining tenancy agreements - Maintaining relationships with families, day services and health care professionals - Good links within local community If this sounds like you then we would be interested in hearing from you.

    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

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