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Support Worker - Aberystwyth

Posted 11 January by Mencap Ended

About Mencap

At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disability. We do this by providing high-quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You'll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

You'll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We'll ask a lot of you - but you'll get back so much more. With us, it's never 'just a job'.

In return for your hard work and passion we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

Job Description

We are looking for a proactive and passionate Support Worker to join our friendly and welcoming team in Aberystwyth on a permanent, full-time basis.

If you consider yourself to be reliable, enthusiastic and forward thinking we would like you to consider joining us as a Support Worker for people with a learning disability.

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 people with a 'can-do' attitude who are strongly motivated, outgoing, caring and have a calm demeanour when needed.

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 and resilient approach will go a long way! This role has a unique set of challenges.

We are currently supporting three fantastic individuals with a learning disability in our Aberystwyth service - one lady and two gentlemen. All three like to keep busy by attending day centres, swimming, going out for the day, enjoying walks in the picturesque local parks, dancing, pottery and a whole lot more! When at home, they like to be involved in the upkeep of their house as well as household chores, such as cooking, cleaning and washing. To become 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!

To find out more about the people we support within our service here in Aberystwyth and to help you answer our application questions, please click on the pink 'Additional Information' button after selecting the below link to present you with our One Page Profiles.

Please note, a full and valid UK driving licence is essential for this role so that you can meet the requirements of the people we support and the position as a whole.

Previous experience within the learning disability field is not necessary, but it would be an advantage to have some experience within the Health and Social Care sector.

Supporting someone with their 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 as well as sleep-in shifts. 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. Please note, payment for our sleep-ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements.

Our award winning Learning and Development department deliver 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!

Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate, which is paid for by Mencap.

If you feel that this would be the ideal job for you, then we would love to hear from you!

Please don't hesitate to click on the pink 'Apply' button after selecting the below link, which will transfer you through to our application process, where you can express why you would be the perfect candidate for this role…

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Good luck!

Vacancy ID: 11596

Benefits

We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.

  • 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*
  • Amazing Induction
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • 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*
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • 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

*T&C's apply based on contract

Required skills

  • Caring
  • Support Worker
  • Positive
  • Learning Disability
  • Mencap

Reference: 34203402

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