Support Worker

Public/Government jobs >> Social Care/Social Services

Negotiable

Permanent

Description

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 really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You’ll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

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’.

Job Description

We are looking for looking for caring and enthusiastic Support Workers who are passionate about supporting people with a learning disability, to enable the people we support to live as independently as possible in our brand new service in Basingstoke. There are various full or part time contracts available from 16 up to 37.5 hours per week on a permanent basis, however we are always interested if you are looking for a Relief position.

Our Supported Living services is home to 6 people with ages ranging from 18 to 35 who have profound and multiple learning disabilities, complex healthcare needs, mobility issues and non-verbal. We support with things like medication, personal care, their emotional wellbeing, budgeting and finances and domestic duties. They enjoy a wide range of leisure activities such as board games, watching films, puzzles and arts & crafts! The service is a very modern, brand new building with state of the art equipment.

This is a hugely rewarding role that will not only make you feel proud to support someone with everything associated with moving into a new home, but also to be part of such a memorable time for them. Together, you will be building new friendships, activities and opportunities within the local community, and beyond. You will be seeking out their hobbies, interests and passions and creating some fantastic memories along the way.

As the people we support require assistance 24 hours a day the shift patterns vary between 07.00 – 22.00 and you will be required to work two weekends out of three. There are no sleep in shifts needed. We understand that flexibility is a two way street and we will try to factor your commitments into our rotas where possible.

Due to the location of the service, a driving licence is preferred. There are reasonable bus routes to the service however the train station is about 3 miles away.

If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding role, please apply today.

*An enhanced DBS will be required for the successful candidate (Paid by Mencap, T&Cs apply)

Our Benefits

We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.

* 20 days’ holiday (exclusive of Bank holidays), increasing to 27 days’ with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme*

* Amazing Induction

* Access to award winning training and development

* 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*

* Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents

* Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months

* Interest free season ticket loans

* Discounts and cashback 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

*T&C's apply based on contract
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