We are looking for a proactive and passionate Support Worker to join our friendly and welcoming team in Clevedon on a permanent, full-time basis.
If you consider yourself reliable, enthusiastic and forward thinking, we would love you to consider joining us as a Support Worker for people with a learning disability!
You will be supporting ten individuals within a Supported Living service along with a married couple within the community to do just the same things you and others do. This might be anything from assisting with cooking healthy meals and household duties to going out for meals, shopping, visiting family, listening to music, watching TV and a whole lot more!
As a Support Worker for Mencap you need to be able to meet the needs of those that we support as well as be flexible and resourceful in order to keep up with them! You will help them to lead the life they choose and very much deserve.
You must be able to demonstrate a real commitment to Mencap and the work we do alongside the wonderful people we support. We are looking for someone with a 'can-do' attitude who is strongly motivated, outgoing, caring and has a calm demeanour when needed.
To find out more about the individuals that we support within this service and to help you answer the application questions, please click on the pink 'Additional Information' button below to view our service-specific One Page Profile.
If successful, you will receive bespoke training for this service, covering a number of specific skills. We aim to provide consistent, positive support to any individual and a patient; resilient approach will go a long way! This role has a unique set of challenges.
Supporting someone with his or her daily life is not a 9-5 job. You will need to be able to work flexibly across a range of different shift patterns, including various day shifts, evenings, weekends and sleep-ins. Please note, payment for our sleep-ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements.
We realise that your quality time is important too, so your rota will be prepared well in advance - Got a request, something special going on? Your Manager will certainly try to help you meet it.
Our award winning Learning and Development department delivers a superb induction programme to all new staff. As long as you have a positive attitude and have a passion to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with our training and progression opportunities throughout your exciting career with us!
By joining us, you will have the opportunity to make new friends and become inspired to be the very best that you can be which will guide and help you to develop within your chosen career path. So, why not express how great you would be for this position by clicking on the pink 'Apply' button below? You certainly won't regret it!
We include the people that you will be supporting in our selection process so that you will have a chance to meet them and introduce yourself during or after your interview.
Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate, which is paid for by Mencap.
Job reference: 12307
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