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We are looking for a Support Worker to join our Service based in Southend on Sea on a permanent, part time basis (30 hours a week).Shifts will be spread across mornings, afternoons, evenings and sleep ins, weekends and bank holidays. This role involves some lone working.

We support three gentlemen who live in a Bungalow in Southend on Sea who enjoy going out into the community for lunch and shopping as well as gardening throughout the summer months. These lovely guys need help with personal care, medication administration and all health appointments and finances.

In addition, we also support a two gentleman in their own flats in the community. Their support needs vary slightly and may involve supporting with personal care, medication administration, health appointments and finances. One of the gentlemen loves to go out and about in the community to visit charity shops, markets and going out for lunch. He also loves his daily TV programmes and listening to music. 

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!

Everyone wants a purposeful job – to do something really 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 excellent 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, housework, 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.
  • 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 visit the direct gov website.

    No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive so click apply now to be considered!

    *All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

    Job ID: 23624

    Benefits

    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 supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras
  • 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

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