Have you thought about working for Mencap?
Mencap is a leader in providing excellent support to people with a learning disability. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!
We have immediate opportunities to provide support workers to provide vital support to people with a learning disability through this tough time. We're recruiting full time, part time permanent and bank Support Workers across the UK now!
Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. Everything we do at Mencap keeps the people we support at the centre of what we do.
With us, it's never 'just a job'. In return for your hard work and passion you can find real and meaningful work experience, access to some amazing benefits alongside our competitive pay.
What does a Support Worker do?
As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will enormously contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable, dignified, liberated and happy life.
Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.
Supporting people to live independently - budget management, paying bills, house work, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.
Excellent communication skills/relationship building - supporting the person to understand the world around them and promoting positive relationships.
Community & Social Inclusion- Supporting individuals to access and participate in their local community and Social events to promote life skills and individuality.
Support hours vary from 1-hour wellbeing check to 24 hours full support (inc. paid sleep in). These will be on a three-week rolling rota working 5 days over 7 with an expectation of 1 sleep in per week. We have 2 x 22 hours part time posts, but could consider 1 x 37.5 hours full time post
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visitthe directgov website.
No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive so click apply now to be considered!
If you wish to chat through this role, or have any further questions, please contact Amelia Haines on (phone number removed).
*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.
*If you are successfully matched to a role, you'll be classed as a key worker. Frontline health and social care workers and the most vulnerable are currently being vaccinated. If you join us in a support role, you will be included in your local COVID-19 vaccine deployment programme. Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support. This is becoming increasingly important as evidence is starting to grow that the vaccine could help stop the spread of the virus, as well as protecting the person vaccinated from getting very ill.
Job ID: 21509