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Male Support Worker

Plymouth

  • Part time
  • 2022-07-21
  • £9.70 a hour
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 220622-29616

You don’t need to have any prior experience but it is essential that you share our values.  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.

Support workers must be flexible in the hours they can work, as support can be required 24 hours a day. You will work on a rota basis throughout the week, weekends and bank holidays with sleep-ins (sleep ins are compliant and in line with national living wage) as well. We plan our rota’s in advance and will try to work with you in order to suit both your needs and the service.

About the Service

Within this Service we support a number of individuals with a learning disability.

It’s really important that you’re comfortable when it comes to working with people who have complex health needs as there will be personal and medication support required within this service, as well as support when it comes to eating and drinking – but our award winning training will ensure that you are fully equipped to be the best Support Worker that you can be!

This is a really happy service with lots of exciting things going on!  You might be involved in the latest project, the staff and the people we support are working together to create a sensory room in the property, putting in new lights and jukebox!

What does a Support Worker do?

As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will enormously contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable, dignified, liberated and happy life.

Personal care – helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.
Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.
Excellent communication skills/relationship building – supporting the person to understand the world around them and promoting positive relationships.
Community & Social Inclusion – supporting individuals to access and participate in their local community and Social events to promote life skills and individuality.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us.  To find out more about the scheme please visit the direct gov website.

No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive so click apply now to be considered!

*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

* Due to the nature of this service, we are looking for female only applicants.  This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.
* To continue to keep the people we support safe; we will continue to follow the government guidelines regarding Covid-19. This means due to impending changes to government legislation it will be mandatory, unless you are medically exempt, to have had both covid-19 vaccines prior to starting work in our services.

Job location

Plymouth
Devon

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Job category

Care / support worker, Entry level roles, Learning disabilities, One-to-one support, Supported living

Profile

Royal Mencap Society We are Mencap

Type of organisation

Charity

Sector

Social care

Description

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.

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