Female Support Worker

Full Time
Job Sector:
Nursing / Social Care
South Wales
Salary description:
£500/ hour £16, 250 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
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We are looking for a proactive and passionate Female Support Worker to join our friendly and welcoming team in our Kidwelly service on a permanent, full-time basis.

If you consider yourself reliable, enthusiastic and forward thinking, we would love you to consider joining us as a Support Worker for people with a learning disability!

You will be supporting a female individual with a learning disability to do just the same things you and others do. This might be anything from cooking and watching TV shows to bingo, parties, shopping, days out and watching musicals at the local theatre. As a Support Worker for Mencap you need to be able to meet the needs of those that we support as well as be flexible and resourceful in order to keep up with them! You will help them to lead the life they choose and very much deserve.

You must be able to demonstrate a real commitment to Mencap and the work we do alongside the wonderful people we support. We are looking for people with a can-do attitude who is strongly motivated, outgoing, caring and has a calm demeanour when needed.

To find out more about the individuals that we support within this service and to help you answer the application questions, please click on the pink Additional Information button below to view our service-specific One Page Profile. This will allow you to understand the people we support in the service and what they enjoy doing the most!

You will receive bespoke training for this service, covering a number of specific skills. We aim to provide consistent, positive support to any individual and a patient; resilient approach will go a long way! This role has a unique set of challenges.

Supporting someone with his or her daily life is not a 9-5 job. You will need to be able to work flexibly across a range of different shift patterns, including various day shifts, evenings, weekends, and sleep-ins. Please note, payment for our sleep-ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements. 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, it is an essential requirement for this role that the successful candidate has the willingness to provide the people we support with personal care as and when required - therefore, we will be looking to employ someone who is more than happy to carry this out. We also ask that the successful candidates hold a full and valid UK drivers licence and are 21 years or older due to insurance purposes and use of their own car.

Our award winning Learning and Development department delivers a superb induction programme to all new staff. As long as you have a positive attitude and have a passion to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with our training and progression opportunities throughout your exciting career with us!

By joining us in this admirable service, you will have the opportunity to make new friends and become inspired to be the very best that you can be which will guide and help you to develop within your chosen career path. So, why not express how great you would be for this position by clicking on the pink Apply button below? You certainly wont regret it! We include the people that you will be supporting in our selection process so that you will have a chance to meet them and introduce yourself during or after your interview.

This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate, which is paid for by Mencap.

Job reference: 17440

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to peoples 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

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