Part Time Support Worker

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Basingstoke, Hampshire
£17,328 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
29 Jul 2019
26 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Part Time Support Worker - Basingstoke (15 to 30 hours - complex needs)

Department: Personal Support

Opportunity Type: Paid

Hours Per Week: 30

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 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

Would you like to finish work each day knowing you have made a difference to the people we support in BASINGSTOKE?

Our brand new modern service based in Basingstoke, Hampshire is now fully open.

We are already supporting people who have moved in, and they are settling in nicely in their new home. 

We now need additional Support Workers to compliment the team, so that we are able to welcome others.

This is a hugely rewarding role that will not only make you feel proud to support someone with everything associated with moving into a new home, but also to be part of such a memorable time for them. Together, you will be building new friendships, activities and opportunities within the local community, and beyond. You will be seeking out their hobbies, interests and passions and creating some fantastic memories along the way.

If you consider yourself to be reliable, enthusiastic and forward thinking, we would like you to consider joining us as a Support Worker for people with a learning disability. You must be able to demonstrate a real commitment to Mencap and the work we do alongside the wonderful people we support.

In this service you will be supporting young adults who have profound and multiple learning disabilities.

We are looking for people with a ‘can-do’ attitude who are strongly motivated, outgoing, caring and have a calm demeanour when needed. As well as our award winning Induction programme, you will receive additional bespoke training for this service, covering a number of other skills, such as: Peg feeding, Epilepsy, Dysphagia, in addition to specialist training for specific interventions. Mencap are hugely committed to the ongoing personal and professional development of their staff, and will support you every step of the way.

Supporting someone with their daily life is not a 9-5 job. This service will be requiring staff to cover shifts across a 24/7 pattern.  You will need to be able to work flexibly across a range of different shift patterns, including various day shifts, evenings and weekends, as well as sleep in duties.  We will be recruiting a separate team for the Waking Night shifts, so if you are interested in working nights, we would love to hear from you too.

We realise that your quality time is important too, so your rota will be prepared well in advance – Got a request, something special going on? Your manager will certainly try to help you meet it.

Please note that the role will involve manual handling and supporting people will all aspects of their personal care.

You don't need previous experience! As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

Driver preferred but not essential.  

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

Job reference - 16640



As 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