Support Worker - Cambridge

  • Job Reference: 00072710-1
  • Date Posted: 7 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £9.70 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Advert
We have an excellent opportunity for Support Workers to join our Supported Living Services and Domiciliary Service based in the Cambridge area. We can be flexible with the number of hours offered and will consider applications from candidates interested in joining us on a full or part time basis. We also have weekend only options available too.
Shifts will be spread across mornings, afternoons, evenings and sleep ins, weekends and bank holidays and will include different shift patterns worked between 07.00 and 22:00. Sleep ins shifts will be paid at an enhanced rate of pay!
We are looking for someone who has a good sense of humour and are fun to spend time with! The people we are supporting are looking for their new Support Worker to enjoy participating in their various activities and be respectful to their individual needs.
Due to a nature of this service, we are ideally looking for applicants who hold a full, clean driving licence but this is not essential as the Services are easily accessible via public transport.
About our Services
Thorpe way is a 24 hour Supported Living Service where eight people live. They have a very full and fun social life, enjoying trips to clubs, visiting friends & family, disco, pubs and eating out. They all attend day services, college or work during the week.
Our Domiciliary Service supports three people who live in their own homes. We support them with daily living skills, anything from just a chat and wellbeing checks through to support with personal care, shopping, household chores, cooking and paying of bills. Domiciliary support will involve five hours, 1-1 support working on your own. One of the individuals we support lives on their own and we provide support which includes seven sleep ins per week (shared between all our Support Workers).
You will be required to work across our supported living services based in Cambridge however at times you may be required to work across other services.
Have you thought about working for Mencap?
Mencap is a leader in providing excellent support to people with a learning disability. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!
Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. Everything we do at Mencap keeps the people we support at the centre of what we do.
With us, it’s never ‘just a job’. In return for your hard work and passion you can find real and meaningful work experience, access to some excellent benefits alongside our competitive pay.
What does a Support Worker do?
As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will enormously contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable, dignified, liberated and happy life.
* Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.
* Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.
* Excellent communication skills/relationship building – supporting the person to understand the world around them and promoting positive relationships.
* Community & Social Inclusion - supporting individuals to access and participate in their local community and Social events to promote life skills and individuality.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visit We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visit the directgov website.
At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!
Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support.
No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but they will always positive so click apply now to be considered!
*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.
Job ID: 24492
Benefits
As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.
* 22 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing to 24 days with effect from April 2023
* Annual leave increases with long service up to 27 days per year plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
* 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
* Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
* Interest free season ticket loans
* Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras
* 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
* Access to award winning training and development
*T&C's apply based on contract
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 meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.
You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more. With us, it is never ‘just a job’.
In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work