Support Workers

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Location
Pontefract
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
10 Nov 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
LOCATION: Castleford, West Yorkshire JOB TITLE: Support Workers SALARY & BENEFITS: £8.07 per hour & excellent benefits package WORKING HOURS: 25 hours per week 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 really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You’ll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We’ll ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more. With us, it’s never ‘just a job’. In return for your hard work and passion we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work. THE ROLE: Support Workers- Castleford, West Yorkshire We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, positive person to support up to 15 adults in Castleford, West Yorkshire. The people we support have mild learning disabilities and some have mental health needs. The ideal candidate will have an interest in supporting adults to develop skills with financial management, medication, cooking and cleaning and taking part in a wide variety of social and leisure activities at home and in the community. We are working to make our recruitment as person centred as we can. The person specification document attached for this role has been developed with the help of the people who will be supported by the successful applicant. The selection process will use this criteria to match not only skills and experience but also hobbies and interests of applicants with the people being supported. It is likely that the final decision on the success of your application will be decided by the people you will be supporting, and their families. Benefits- Support Workers- Castleford, West Yorkshire We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you. - 20 days’ holiday (exclusive of Bank holidays), increasing to 27 days’ with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our Holiday Plus scheme* - Amazing Induction - Access to award winning training and development - 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* - Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents - Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months - Interest free season ticket loans - Discounts and cashback 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 Desirable, but not essential would be any previous experience working as Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker. To apply for this role click the apply button below to be redirected to our vacancies page.

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