Support Worker - Tewkesbury
- Job Reference: 00033227-1
- Date Posted: 29 December 2020
- Recruiter: CV-Library
- Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
- Salary: £8.89 Per Hour
- Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Covid-19
- Job Type: Permanent
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.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer, 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!
We have various opportunities open for Support Workers to provide vital support to people with a learning disability. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. 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 amazing benefits and great pay.
What does a Support Worker do?
As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will greatly contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable and happy life.
At this service we support with the below;
· Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.
· Supporting people to live happy and fulfilling lives – budget management, paying bills, house work, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.
· Community& Social Inclusion- Supporting people with a learning disabilities to access and participate in their local community (Zumba) and Social events to promote life skills and independence.
In this role you will be required to work across various shifts, including some weekends and bank holidays as well as sleeps in that are now paid on national living wage.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome all applicants with disabilities to apply for the roles with us. To find out more about Disability Confident Government Scheme, please clickhere.
No two days are never the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive so click apply now to be considered! If you wish to discuss the role in more detail or require assistance with your application please call Kasia on (phone number removed).
*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references. We are currently following an alternative recruitment process due to Coronavirus to keep everyone safe, initial interviews will be conducted using video calling such as Teams, Skype or Zoom.
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.
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
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 super markets, 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