Creative Support Worker - Keady (to cover maternity leave)

Closing date: 
29 Sep 2017
Mencap, Support, Support Worker, Caring, Positive, Inclusive, Trustworthy, Challenging, Learning Disability

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

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

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

Job Description

Do you like socialising, music and getting involved in the local community? As a Support Worker in our Keady service you will be passionate about all these things and more and have an opportunity to support people with a learning disability to enjoy these things too. You will be supporting the tenants to go out for meals, lose themselves in the latest cinema release, go to concerts, on holidays, overnight stays and join in other activities in their local area.

You will be working as part of a team of support workers based at the service to support the tenants to look after themselves and their home, the level of support provided will vary depending on each individual’s needs.

Experience within the care sector is an advantage but not essential as we will give you all the training needed to be able to start your new and rewarding career. Your shifts will cover mornings, evenings, and sleep-ins/waking nights including bank holidays.

Please note, payment for sleep ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements.

These roles require you to be motivated, have excellent communication skills as well as proven experience of working effectively within a team.

An enhanced disclosure check and registration with NISCC will be required if successful. To apply please complete an application form on our website

Application closing date: 29th September 2017 

Job reference: 10064


We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.

  • 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*
  • Amazing Induction from day 1
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • 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*
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback 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

*T&C's apply based on contract

Closing date:
29 Sep 2017 12:00
Job Information
Fixed term
Full time
37.5 hours per week