Support Workers & Relief Workers - Street, Somerset

14469.00 GBP Annual
01 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to help support people with learning disabilities to live meaningful lives and learn new skills?

We are looking for trustworthy, energetic and lively individuals to join our team of support workers in Street, Somerset where we support 17 people with Learning Disability.

This is an exciting and varied role where you will be supporting people to live the life they choose. Some of daily activities you will be supporting them in include preparing meals, helping them to understand their finances, personal care and accompanying them into the community.

The people at this service we support thoroughly enjoy cooking, baking, completing jigsaws/puzzles, reading books, watching scary movies, swimming, walking, knitting and dressing up! The people we support are very independent and enjoy going to theatre trips and wrestling matches. With your help you will support them to live the live they choose and encourage their independence and personal development. Previous experience is not essential as full training will be provided.

We have various hours available, including full-time, part-time & relief contracts. The successful candidate will be expected to work across variety of shift patterns including mornings, afternoons, evenings, sleep ins, weekends and bank holidays. (An additional ??29.05 is paid per sleep in)

*An enhanced DBS will be required for the successful candidate (Paid by Mencap)

If you would like a job where you can make a positive difference, then we would love to hear from you!

Job ID: 5545

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 advice on anything from finding a reliable babysitter