• Salary : £9,360 - £14,040 /Year
  • Location: UK-Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham
Support Worker - Chelmsley Wood and Solihull

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.

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.

Role Description
This fun and varied role involves working in a team of Support Workers either in our residential or domiciliary service to help support and arrange activities for people with a learning disability as well as personal care and administering medication.

You'll help arrange their pastimes, social activities, outings and events and help maintain their personal interests - vital to promoting their independence - as well as enhancing their involvement with family, friends and the local community.

Our Chelmsley Wood service is a registered service and our Smiths Wood service in Solihull is domiciliary.

The rota for Chelmsley Wood is shifts from 06.30 am -2.30 pm (with an overnight on call payment), and 07.30 am -4 pm or 8 am -4 pm.

Our afternoon shifts are 2.30 pm -9.30 pm , 4.30 pm -9.30 pm and 4 pm -10 pm.

In our domiciliary care in the Smiths Wood community we have a a variety of shifts; 8-3, 8-2.30, 9-6, 3-10, 5-9.15. In this post you will be lone working.

Sleep ins are not required at either service.

No experience is necessary but a sense of fun, creativity, and the ability to encourage and motivate others are essential. A genuine interest in the people we support is vital - its great to know you are helping them celebrate life to the full.

We currently have permanent contracts for 25 hours per week but could also offer up to a maximum of 30 hours per week. We also have opportunities for Relief staff to work as and when required

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

Job Reference:- 5185

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

Job Requirements

Support Worker, 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.