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Support Worker Peterborough




£10.33/hour £10.33 per hour plus excellent benefits


Posted: 21/09/2022

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We are looking for Support Workers to join our two Services based in Peterborough on either a part time or full time (37.5 hours a week) basis.

We currently have various positions available which can be designed to suit your circumstances and fit around you!  We can be flexible with the number of hours offered and will consider applications from all interested candidates. One of these services is a service with a Sleep in requirement. The other services do not require a sleep at the moment.  You will receive an enhanced flat rate payment of £60.00 for any sleep in shifts carried out. The payment for sleep ins is non-contractual.

If you are new to working in care or looking to expand your knowledge and learn new skills this might just be the role for you!  This is a busy but fun Service where you will be working alongside a fantastic team of friendly Support Workers who will help to ensure you are welcomed and receive a full induction.  The role will involve moving and handling and we will ensure you receive full training.  

So, if you want to work with a supportive team that are more like a family than work colleagues, feel appreciated by an understanding manager and want to look forward to coming into work every day to make a real difference in the lives of the people we support then please click apply now to be considered!

About the Service

We currently support 10 ladies and gentlemen at one service.  This service is spread across four houses situated next door to each other.  The people we support have a range of interests - two of the gentlemen are great POSH supporters and would love to go and watch some games.  Another gentleman enjoys playing his PlayStation and is really into his keep fit and visits the gym regularly. Everyone loves to go ten pin bowling, some enjoy the cinema and trips to the coast. We support a lady who loves to colour and do art and crafts, have her nails done. This service is a busy service and the people who live here love to be out and about in the community.

The other service we support three ladies live together here – these ladies quite like doing arts and crafts at home, singing and musical activities.

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.  To find out a bit more about what life as a Support Worker is like, please click here to watch a short video.

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.  Click here to find out more about our Mencap benefits.

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.

Job ID:  26657


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.

22 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing to 24 days with effect from April 2023

Annual leave increases with long service up to 27 days per year 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 supermarkets, 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

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 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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