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.
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!
We are looking for a proactive and passionate Support Worker to join our friendly and welcoming team in one of our Letchworth services on a permanent basis. We have various hours available including part-time and full-time positions
If you consider yourself reliable, enthusiastic and forward thinking we would like you to consider joining us as a Support Worker for people with a learning disability.
You will be supporting two ladies with a learning disability who share a Supported Living bungalow in Letchworth. You will be assisting both individuals to do just the same things you and others do. This might be anything from assisting with cooking, baking chocolate cake, playing musical instruments, joining new clubs and a whole lot more! As a Support Worker for Mencap you need to be able to meet the needs of those that we support as well as be flexible and resourceful. You will help them to lead the life they choose and very much deserve.
You must be able to demonstrate a real commitment to Mencap and the work we do alongside the wonderful people we support. We are looking for people with a 'can-do' attitude and strongly motivated, outgoing, caring and have a calm demeanor when needed.
To find out more about the ladies that we support within this service and to help you answer the application questions, please click on the pink 'Additional Information' button below to view our person-specific One Page Profiles. This will allow you to understand the people we support in the service and what they enjoy doing the most.
You will receive bespoke training for this service, covering a number of specific skills. We aim to provide consistent, positive support to any individual and a patient; resilient approach will go a long way. This role has a unique set of challenges.
Supporting someone with their daily life is not a 9-5 job. You will need to be able to work flexibly across a range of different shift patterns, including various day shifts, evenings and weekends. We realise that your quality time is important too, so your rota will be prepared well in advance - Got a request, something special going on? Your Manager will certainly try to help you meet it.
Please note, it is a desirable requirement for this role that the successful candidate has a full and valid UK drivers licence due to our Letchworth service having its very own mobility vehicle. You will also be expected to provide the people we support with personal care as and when required - therefore, we will be looking to employ someone who is more than happy to carry this out.
Our award winning Learning and Development department delivers a superb induction programme to all new staff. As long as you have a positive attitude and have a passion to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with our training and progression opportunities throughout your exciting career with us!
By joining us you will have the opportunity to make new friends and become inspired to be the very best that you can be, which will guide and help you to develop within your chosen career path. So, why not express how great you would be for this position by clicking on the pink 'Apply' button below? You certainly will not regret it! We include the people that you will be supporting in our selection process so that you will have a chance to meet them and introduce yourself during or after your interview.
Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate, which is paid for by Mencap. Job reference: 19933
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