• Salary : £7,883 /Year
  • Location: UK-Westcliff-On-Sea
Part Time Female Support Worker, Westcliff-On-Sea (Maternity Cov

Job Description

About Mencap
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.'

Role Description
Are you looking for a part time job where you can still make a difference? We have an opportunity for a Female Support Worker to join us on a Temporary 12 months Maternity Cover contract in supporting 8 adults who have a profound multiple learning disability.

Working shifts on a rota basis, shifts will be spread across the weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. Working times will include up to 2 split shifts per week (07.30 - 09.15 & 16.00 - 21.30 Monday to Friday, plus every other weekend to include early and late shifts, including 1:1 support out in the community. Ability to work up to 1 sleep-in per week is essential.

At Mencap our support teams enable the people we support to live independent and fulfilled lives. We provide support with daily living skills like cooking, cleaning, personal care, medication, managing finances or going out into the community. With you as part of our team, the people we support will have a real shot to achieving the things that are important to them. By joining us you'll make new friends and feel inspired to be the best you can be. Join us today and make a positive difference in someone's life!

Due to the needs of the people we support, this post is open to female candidates only

* This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

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

Job Reference:- 5242

We believe that all our people are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here's how we value and invest in them.

At Mencap we recognise and reward great behaviour and work with ?You Rock' : our awards scheme for staff and volunteers. Thousands of colleagues each year say thanks to each other through You Rock for a job well done, and every few months we give out treats to people who've done something extra special.

Our training is award winning and has a proven track record of creating high quality improvement in our services. Our innovative approach and commitment to continuous development has gained us ?Centre of Excellence' status from Skills for Care. And we are fully committed to the Leadership Qualities Framework so our training clearly helps to develop the attitudes and behaviours needed for high quality leadership at all levels.

Developing our people is important to us. Through ?Shape your future' (our performance appraisal framework) we are able to understand how the efforts of each person who works for us; help us achieve our goal of making a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability. Our managers and teams have meaningful conversations about their day to day work, how they are contributing towards our goalsand most importantly, how they demonstrate the values that are so important in everything we do.

Any colleague rated as ?excellent' in their Shape Your Future performance review is eligible to apply to our ?You've Got Talent'programme, where they get access to a mentor, a chance to get involved in special strategic projects, our leadership training programme or to apply for a bursary to undertake additional training.

We offer a competitive holiday allowance rising by one day each year to a maximum of 35 days. We also allow employees to buy up to 10 days' extra holiday each year through our holiday plus scheme.

Through our pension scheme with NEST we help our people save for their future by matching the payments they make into it. If eligible, you will be automatically enrolled into NEST within three months of joining. If you are in NEST, you will also be eligible for life insurance cover.

Being an employee means that you have exclusive access to Mencap Extras, an online portal offering discounts at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, visits to leisure / theme parks, holidays : flights and hotel bookings and much much more. Discounts come in various forms and can vary from 3% to 30%.

You can also take advantage of salary exchange offers on our childcare voucher scheme, Cycle2Work scheme and loans for mobile phones. We also offer loans to buy season tickets for travel, laptops and tablets.

Through our Essentials4health scheme you can also join our health cash plan at competitive rates, which allows you to claim cash towards dental check-ups and treatment, new glasses or contact lenses, therapy treatments as well as have access to a 24/7 GP consultation service.

In addition, you will be able to access lifestyle support, our employee assistance programme, which is around the clock free and confidential assistance via phone, email, instant messaging and, where necessary face to face meet

Job Requirements

Support Work, Care Work, Healthcare Assistant

Company Overview

Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

We work with people with a learning disability to change laws and services, challenge prejudice and directly support thousands of people to live their lives as they choose.

What makes us who we are

We are inclusive, trustworthy, caring, positive and challenge when we see things that aren't fair.