Support Worker - Lichfield

  • Job Reference: 00096261-1
  • Date Posted: 19 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • Salary: £10.33 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are looking for a Support Worker to join our Service based in the Lichfield area on either a part time or full time (37.5 hours a week) basis.  

The service itself is in Fradley on the outskirts of Litchfield.  If you are using public transport, once you are in Litchfield, bus 12E will take you to Fradley and you will need to get off at William avenue. The bus station is opposite the train station in the city centre. 

Shifts will be spread across mornings, afternoons, evenings and sleep ins, weekends and bank holidays.  The general shift patterns include but are not limited to 7:00am – 2pm, 8:00am -  3pm and 2pm – 10.00pm. Please note these shift patterns may differ slightly throughout the services, nevertheless this would always be communicated in a timely manner.

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:

Personal care – Helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom. Administering medications - Helping out with house work, organising appointment’s and cooking delicious healthy meals.

Excellent communication skills - An ability to be able to adapt your manner in how you speak to make the information understood by all of the people that you will be supporting. T

The people you will be supporting all have different hobbies and interests and the right person for this role will hopefully enjoy trying new things and going out into the community… whether it be a morning down at the local pond fishing, a shopping trip into town or a mini break away for a few days… no two days are ever  the same!

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.  To find out a bit more about what life as a Support Worker is like, please click here to watch a short video.

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.  Click here to find out more about our Mencap benefits.

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: 26990