Support Worker, 20hrs - Starling Grove, Birmingham

Birmingham, West Midlands
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you love to go on holiday? Do you love getting your nails done? If you answer yes to any of these questions they you`re going to get on so well with the people we support.

We are currently looking to expand our team of dedicated support workers in Starling Grove where you will be supporting people who have a learning disability.

Of course you don`t need to have any of the above skills, but we do have 3 questions that we need a YES from for this role to be perfect for you:

  • Are you eager, enthusiastic and passionate?
  • Do you want to do a job where you can go home knowing that you have made a difference to someone`s day?
  • From your next job opportunity do you want award winning training, career progression and exceptional company benefits?

In our Chelmsley Wood service everyone has their own requirements but the type of support you will provide would be things such as shopping, cooking, eating and drinking, laundry, personal care, cleaning, finances, medication administration. You would also support them to organise activities and access the community to socialise and for leisure.

Being a support worker isn`t just about making day to day life great, it`s about being a part of the fun! You would be supporting with accessing their community for leisure and recreation, and to maintain relationships with people who are important to them. Some hobbies and interests include - going to the theatre, cinema, shopping, playing bingo, and going to the disco.

The people we support have created one page profiles for you to read (see additional information) so you can get an idea about how to support them.

Support workers must be flexible in the hours they can work, as support can be required 24 hours a day. You will work on a rota basis throughout the week, weekends and bank holidays with sleep-ins as well.

One of the most amazing things about being a Support Worker is that anyone can do it! As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid for by Mencap, T&Cs apply)