Would you like to finish work each day knowing that you have made a difference?
We are looking for a positive, compassionate and caring Support Worker to work within our supported living service in Henley, Oxfordshire where we support people with a learning disability.
You will be responsible and involved in the everyday life of the people that we support, making sure that they are fully involved when it comes to receiving the support that they all need and want.
Supporting with daily living tasks, finances and managing their tenancy will be a large part of your role, but that's not all. Being a Support Worker means that you also get to create some fantastic memories and take part in the fun!
In this service have a range of interests and hobbies including meteor club, swimming, going to the gym and day services. One of the people that we support in this service loves horse riding, but don't worry - we won't be expecting you to saddle up, although this is a really happy service so it's important that you're a positive person and not a "neigh" sayer!
Within this service we do provide slight personal care - we mainly encourage the people that we support to look after their own hygiene and personal care, although this must be something that you are comfortable to do if required.
We put the people who we support at the heart of what we do. We make sure that everyone is as equally involved with the recruitment process as our very own recruitment team. If you look at the pink box titled "additional information" you'll see some information about some of the people that we support.
As a support worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service, as you may be required to work a variety of different shifts throughout the week, including mornings (ideal for you early risers!), evenings and sleep-ins (Payment for sleep ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements). The best thing about flexibility? It's a two-way street. While we may require that you work a variety of shifts, we also understand that you'll have your own requirements - have you got commitments on a Thursday? Not to worry, we can factor this in, as well as other requests (provided you give us enough notice) into our rotas.
As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we want to hear from you. This role has a unique set of challenges, but our award winning training will ensure that you are the best Support Worker that you can be,whether you have lots experience or are just starting out in your career.
This position is based in Henley between two services; Henley & Hillside (These are within a five minute distance of each other)
An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid for by Mencap, T&Cs apply)
Job Reference:- 12176 (Support Worker - Henley, Oxfordshire)