• Salary : £14,781 /Year
  • Location: UK-Braintree
Support Worker - Great Tey , Colchester, Essex (Various Hours Av

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
Do you want to join a busy and enthusiastic team who are proud to enable people with a learning disability to learn new skills, undertake tasks for themselves and live independently?

We have various contracts available in our service in Great Tey and welcome applications from those looking for permanent full or part time and relief contracts. Working times will be on a rota basis with shifts spread across the weekdays, weekends and bank holidays including mornings, afternoons, evenings and sleep ins. Flexibility is therefore vital to this role If you live in the Colchester, Braintree, Marks Tey, Earls Colne, Fordham and nearby areas, we would love to hear from you.

Our service is currently home to 6 adults ( 5 males and 1 female) who all have varying levels of needs. The people we support are very active are all between the ages of 24-38. They love going out to different places such as the cinema, zoo, pub, gateway clubs and going on holiday. The support we provide includes providing support with access to the community via public transport and use of the service mini bus. We also provide support with daily living skills like cooking, cleaning, travel training etc. There are elements of personal care involved in this role. We have just started an allotment at the service teaching the people we support to grow their own fruit and veg and in the next couple of weeks will be getting some chickens. If you are a fun loving person who is looking for a job where you will be fulfilled and still make a positive difference in someone's life then this is the job for you.

Due to the location of the service and minimal public transport, drivers are preferred however if you can get to work any other way i.e car share, bike, moped or scooter we would also love to hear from you

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

Job Reference:- 5195

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 goals and 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 Essentials4

Job Requirements

Support Work, Care Work, Healthcare Assistant, Carer

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.