Support Wotker Gateshead

Recruiter
Mencap
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
03 Sep 2019
Ref
1172796628
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you hardworking with a sense of fun and plenty of energy? If so, you are just the person to join our team of dedicated, well-trained and amazing support workers at our new service at a Bungalow.

Drivers are essential as the people we support have motability cars.

Our service supports three young men who have a learning disability who will love to interact with you and often dance (from a wheelchair).

The post involves support with household tasks and accessing the community, medication administration, financial support, manual handling, intimate personal care, sleep-ins and waking nights. There are various shift patterns across a seven-day period.

Various contracted hours available.

Supporting someone with his or her daily life is not a 9-5 job. You will need to be able to work across a range of different days and shift patterns, including some sleep in shifts. We realise that your quality time is important too, so your rota is prepared in advance - If you have a request, something special going on, your manager will certainly try to help you meet it.

It takes a special person to be a support worker - if you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of people 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)

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 Mencapextras

* 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

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

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