• Salary : £14,430 /Year
  • Location: UK-BDF-Bedford
Support Worker - Various Flexible Hours - Dunstable, Bedfordshir

Job Description

Are you passionate, caring, optimistic and creative? Would you like an opportunity to make a change?

We are looking for 5 enthusiastic, trustworthy individuals to support people with learning disability to live meaningful lives and learn new skills

As a Support Worker you will be joining our dedicated and passionate team of Support Workers in Dunstable to support 11 people across 2 Supported Living services. Some of the activities you will be supporting them with include preparing tasty meals, assisting with personal care, helping people we support to understand their money, updating their support plans and taking them to the local community.

You will find each day as Support Worker will vary. The people we support have a wide variety of interests and hobbies. Some of these include going to discos, holidays, day trips, shopping, arts and crafts, meals out, bowling, watching movies and animals. With your support you will help to maximise the independent living skills of our users and exercise as much choice and control over their lives as possible. You don't need any qualification but you will need to be a self : motivated and dedicated person with a fun and imaginative approach.

You will be expected to work across a variety of shift patterns including mornings, afternoons, evenings, sleep ins, weekends and bank holidays. (An additional £29.55 is paid per sleep in)

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

*An enhanced DBS will be required for the successful candidate

*Drivers are preferred however not essential for this role.

Job ID: 5250

Mencap Benefits....

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. Take a look at our online You Rock gallery.

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 and 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 having 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 of 28 days per year (including bank holidays), 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.

Colleagues have exclusive access to Mencap Extras, which gives discounts at many high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure activities, holidays, flights, hotel bookings and much more.

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 meetings, to help you on matters such as consumer rights, wellbeing, family matters debt management as well as useful resources and advi

Job Requirements

Mencap, Learning Disability, Support Worker

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.