Support Worker - Derry/Londonderry

Closing date: 
28 May 2017
Mencap, Support Worker, Care Assistant, Support, Learning Disability, Trustworthy, Challenging, Positive, Caring, Inclusive

About Mencap

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disabilityOur vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. 

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. 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’.

Support workers have a massive impact on the lives of the people they support. You can help us to make a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability here and now.

That means listening to them, understanding what they like, and supporting them to make decisions and achieve the things they want to achieve.

Job Description

Are you a good communicator? Understanding of other’s needs? Are you the type of person that thrives when helping others to achieve something new or to build their independence? The tenants in our new Derry/Londonderry services are looking for a team of support workers who will support them with these support needs as well as settling in to their new homes, accessing their community and maintain relationships with their family and friends.

After a successful first phase of recruitment we are looking to expand our new team of support workers as part of phase two of recruitment. You will be working as part of a team 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 as part of a rota. 

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 www.jobs.mencap.org.uk

To find out more information on the wonderful individuals that we support within this service, please click on the pink 'Additional Information' button below.  Vacancy ID: 8161

Benefits

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