We are looking for a community support worker to join us in our services and in our domiciliary care across Selby. This isn't your usual community role, you'll be working in blocked out hours within services supporting anywhere from 1 to 4 people. In Selby and surrounding areas we support 22 people with a learning disability and live in a supported living service.
As a support worker you will be supporting people in different ways. The type of support you will provide would be around administering medication, helping with personal care and offering support with cooking healthy meals. Being a support worker isn't just about making day to day life it's about having fun! This group have recently signed up for an around the world challenge where they have to meet exercise targets and receive postcards from around the world. These jet setters love to have fun and socialise and live an independent fun loving life.
The people we support love to access the community and to visit their friends in our services based in a village nearby. Due to this we require drivers for this role.
Have a look at the additional information attached created by the people we support, this will give you an idea of what the people we support want from you.
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!) and evenings. 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.
One of the most amazing things about being a Support Worker is that anyone can do it! As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.
An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid for by Mencap, T&Cs apply)
Due to the nature of this service we are looking for female only applicants. This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.
Vacancy ID 12554