Support Worker - Middlesbrough

Reference
25828
Location
Middlesbrough
Salary
£9.70 Per Hour £18,915 per annum, pro-rata + excellent benefits
Contract Type
Expiry Date
21/07/2022 16:00:00

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Support Worker to join our Service based in Middlesbrough on a permanent, part time basis (25 hours per week).



If you can work in a people orientated role, are a caring person who enjoys enabling people to achieve their life goals and aspirations we would love to hear from you.



About our Service



You will be working in our supported living service supporting eight people in their own flats within the home and out in the community and five people who live in the community. You will be joining our team of eight support workers to promote person centred support and positive behavioural support when supporting people with complex needs whilst working with their support plans and risk management plans.



Your support will contribute to enabling and maximising the independent living skills for the people we support. You will support them to be involved in cooking, cleaning, shopping and leisure activities throughout the day. You will provide support with medication, finances and bill paying and support on holidays. You must be willing to work flexibly across a variety of shift patterns including days, evenings and sleep-ins, including weekends and bank holidays. Experience within the care sector is an advantage but not a necessity as full training will be provided.



This is a hugely rewarding role. One of our Support Workers has said: “Being able to go to work every day and bring a smile to someone’s face and help them achieve goals in their daily life is the most rewarding feeling in the world”.



What does a Support Worker do?



As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will help to ensure the people we support live a more comfortable, dignified, liberated and happy life.  You will have excellent communication skills and be a naturally caring and patient personality.  Typical responsibilities may include:




  • Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.

  • Relationship building – supporting the people we support 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.

  • Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day.This may include prompting the people we support to take their medication and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.Not all Support Worker roles include high levels of personal care.



Have you thought about working for Mencap?



Mencap is a leader in providing excellent support to people with a learning disability.  Our 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.  Everything we do at Mencap keeps the people we support at the centre of what we do. 



With us, it’s never ‘just a job’.  In return for your hard work and passion you can find real and meaningful work experience, access to some excellent benefits alongside our competitive pay.



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 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 directgov website.



At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do.  We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us.  Together we are Mencap!



Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support.



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



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



*The salary for this role will be increased to £10.33 per hour (a full-time annual salary of £20,144) with effect from 1 August 2022.



 



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