Waking Night Support Worker

6 days left

Location
Witham, Essex
Salary
£16,250 Per Annum (Pro Rata) + Excellent Benefits
Posted
29 Jul 2019
Closes
26 Aug 2019
Ref
225793282
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Waking Night Support Worker - Witham

Department: Personal Support

Opportunity Type: Paid

Advertising End Date:28 Aug 2019

Hours Per Week: 36

About Mencap

WAt 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 meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more. With us, it is never ‘just a job’.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

About Mencap

WAt 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 meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more. With us, it is never ‘just a job’.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

Job Advert

Are you a night owl?

We are looking to recruit two Waking Night Support Workers to join our dedicated team of support staff in our Witham Service. We are currently offering full time and part time roles, so there are various hours available to join us in any of our residential and supported living services, which are home to people with a learning disability. The people we support have various needs, ranging from mild to moderate.


As a Night Support Worker you will prioritise their well-being and provide personal care and administer medication as and when required overnight. The people we support enjoy their bedtime routine which normally includes watching movies, reading books or even just relaxing from their busy days before going to bed. When they are fast asleep you will be completing light domesticated duties such as ironing, cleaning and other household chores. It is essential in this role that you have a caring and calming personality as those we support will require a lot of emotional reassurance.

The best thing about being a support worker is that anyone can do it, as long as you have positive mind-set and are attentive at all times. You will be required to learn the importance of the evacuation and fire routine throughout the night in case of an emergency. In return for your hard work we will support you through our award winning training to help you progress in your career with us!

Within the additional information section, we have included profiles for some of the services you may work across. This will give you a better understanding of the role requirements.

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

Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate.

Job Ref: 16978

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Benefits

16977As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings
  • Death in service life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme
  • Loans for debt consolidation,bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
  • Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract