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’. 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.
We are currently recruiting for Support Workers to work at an established service in Bury St Edmunds. At the service we have two supported living houses where there are 7 males who lived together (4 in one house and 3 in another).
Our Support Workers get involved in daily tasks and activities such as swimming, bowling, visiting day centres, going for long walks, cooking, arts and crafts and dancing.
You will encourage and promote the people we support to lead the life they choose. We focus on person centred support, tailored to individual’s needs.
Successful Support Workers will work across both services and there are different levels of personal care involved across the 2 houses and you will be expected to carry out personal care needs within the role.
Flexibility is essential to work as a Support Worker and the rota will be completed 4-5 weeks in advance, enabling you to plan around your shifts.
Shifts will include, but not limited to, 8am - 4pm, 4pm - 10pm. There will be sleeps required at one of the houses which are from 10pm -
7am. Shifts can be explained in more detail at interviews stage. The role will also include 2 out of 3 weekends (2 on, 1 off) 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.
Our Support Workers need to have a calm nature, be encouraging and above all you need to be patient. You will always be looking out for the safety of the people we support, when out and about, this is essential.
Vacancy ID : 15859 CEN1 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