Rock DJ Support Worker

Posted 6 April by Mencap Ending soon

We are looking to recruit a music enthusiast who is an outgoing person to support 4 music loving gentlemen with learning and physical disabilities who live in the Hatfield area of Doncaster, to live a fulfilled and happy life. You will be part of a positive and supportive team who are motivated by the people we support.

We are working to make our recruitment as person centred as we can. The person specification document attached for this role has been developed with the help of the people who will be supported by the successful applicant. The selection process will use this criterion to match not only skills and experience but also hobbies and interests of applicants with the people being supported. It is likely that the final decision on the success of your application will be decided by the people you will be supporting, and their families.

Could this be you?
What people like and admire about you
• Your friendly personality and energy
• Your patience
• Your ability to support with personal care with respect for privacy and dignity.
• Your ability to cope with stressful situations such as challenging behaviour.
• Your ability to respond calmly to urgent situations, such as someone having a seizure.
• You're always friendly and positive when supporting others
• You don't panic and you stay calm in difficult situations.
• You have a great sense of humour, and can handle a bit of banter
• You are Sociable and like to chat - you pay interest in what others have to say.
• You're happy to support people at times that are best for them.
• You value your colleagues and communicate well with them.
• Your desire to include everyone.
• You can do more than one thing at once.
• You are happy and confident to drive our people carrier.
• Your domestic skills and ability to help teach new skills.
• Your cooking/baking skills
• You love listening to music and going to Discos
• Your ability to get on with and work with people who maybe be very different from yourself
• Your ability to work off your own initiative as part of a team as well as lone working

What's important to you
• Helping people to live the life they want to lead.
• Building relationships based on trust, and a genuine interest in other people.
• Supporting people to learn new skills and develop new goals, and then supporting them to achieve those goals.
• Supporting people to make the most of a life outside the service. e.g. with family and friends.
• Supporting people to enjoy their free time for example: shopping, local events and walks
• Supporting people to plan and enjoy holidays and new experiences.
• Helping others to look and feel good.
• Acknowledging the contribution of others.
• Helping people to develop their skills

How we will support you

• A good induction to help get you started.
• Good career development with specialist training.
• Shape Your Future development programme
• Opportunity to be recognised as part of our 'Top Talent' scheme.
• Part of a great team helping to do some great things for people with a Learning Disability.
• Be part of the Royal Mencap Society.

If you can work in a people orientated role, are a caring person who enjoys enabling people to achieve their life goals and aspirations we would love to hear from you. Experience within the care sector is an advantage but not a necessity as full training will be provided. You will be required to work on a rota basis which will include mornings, evenings, weekends, and also sleep in duties. Waking night shifts may be required, as well as on-call duties.

Attached is a full job description along with one page profiles the service users you will be supporting, have put together.

A Mencap support worker said "I love my job. Being part of people developing and learning new skills gives me a real feeling of achievement."

Vacancy ID: 12195

Required skills

  • care
  • caring
  • support work
  • shift work
  • permanent

Reference: 34842584

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