Would you like to finish work each day knowing that you have made a difference?
We are looking for a positive and caring Support Worker to join one of our services in Andover where we support a number of individuals with a learning disability.
We have a range of part time and full time contracts available.
So let's talk a little bit about Mencap in Andover...
They say variety is the spice of life, and that's certainly the case here! We have a range of different support needs, as well as interests, hobbies and a never ending list of fun things that the people that we support enjoy. A good day for them might mean a day out shopping, baking cakes, jigsaws, or even horse riding! We have some real travel bugs who can talk all day about their holidays and travels throughout the world including UK, America, and Sri Lanka. We have another lady who loves going to Butlins on holiday and spends the time laughing and going to discos with her family. Summer is great fun in one of our Andover services - with their big garden, the people that we support love a bit of gardening and a good barbeque!
As well as different interests we have lots of different support needs - it's really important that you are comfortable when it comes to providing personal care because some of the people that we support do require personal care. We have some people that are more independent than others and need more of a guiding hand, and those that like and need their Support Worker to be a little bit more involved.
Interested in carrying on the conversation?
You don't need to have experience but it is essential that you share our values. 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.
The people we support have created profiles about what they want from their support worker, please have a look at this on the additional details tab.
Supporting someone with their daily life is not a 9-5 job. You will need to be able to work across a range of different days and shift patterns, including lates, earlies and sleep ins (sleep ins are compliant and competitive with national living wage). We realise that your quality time is important too, so your rota is prepared well in advance - Got a request, something special going on? Your manager will certainly try to help you - although, we do work on a rota basis, and you must be comfortable with shift working.
An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid for by Mencap, T&Cs apply)
JobRef: 12063 - Andover - Hampshire
- support worker
- shift work
- personal support
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