We are looking to recruit a Wake Night Support Worker for Maternity Cover (12 month contract) for our Service in Woodston, Peterborough (Fox Grove). 20 hours per week – 10 hours shift – 21:45 to 07:45
Fox Grove is a 24/7 supported living service in Peterborough, supporting three ladies with all aspects of their daily lives from maintaining family contacts and going shopping, to personal care and moving and handling, and support with meals and eating safely.
Each individual has varying needs so you will need to be flexible in order to support them. You will also be supporting with day to day things like finances; household duties such as cleaning; and to prepare and cook healthy meals.
You will need to have:
Good people skills
Ability to work to deadlines and within a constantly changing environment
Ability to complete paperwork.
A willingness to participate in sleep-ins is highly desirable
It is important that you have a good sense of humour; are calm and approachable; but possess the ability to be assertive when the situation requires. Promoting a calm environment without worries or stress is very important to the individuals you will be supporting; as is routine.
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.
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!
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.
What does a Support Worker do?
As a Night 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.
* 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 ID: 23668
As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s 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 Mencap Extras
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
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.
Salary: £9.09/hour £17,726 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
Job Type: Part Time
To apply for this job please visit www.cv-library.co.uk.