Support Worker - Hindley

  • Job Reference: 00073391-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Hindley
  • Salary: £9.70 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are looking for Support Workers to join our Service based in Hindley on either a part time or full time (37.5 hours a week) basis.  Shifts will be spread across mornings, afternoons, evenings and sleep ins, weekends and bank holidays.  Due to the nature of this service and the person we support having their own vehicle drivers are preferred but not required. 

About our Service

We are currently looking for a patient and caring individual to join our Hindley supported living service. The person we support here is a young man who lives on his own and requires a range of care. He likes to spend time at home but is gradually venturing out into the community more every day, some of the things he enjoys are trips out of the house to have meals and he especially enjoys the local chip shop, he also loves visiting his nan who lives locally and spending the day with her. When he is at home some of the activities he enjoys are watching his favourite TV shows and playing computer games. As this individual needs 24 hour care flexibility is key as shifts can range from day work, waking nights, sleep ins and weekends.

What does a Support Worker do?

As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will help to ensure the people we support live a more comfortable, dignified, liberated and happy life.  You will have excellent communication skills and be a naturally caring and patient personality.  Typical responsibilities may include:

Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.

Excellent communication skills and Relationship building – supporting the people we support 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. 

Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day.  This may include prompting the people we support to take their medication and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.  Not all Support Worker roles include high levels of personal care.

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. 

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.  For more info about our Mencap Extras please visit https://(url removed)/(phone number removed)/ac6fdbd7b9

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:  25226