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Date Added: Mon 25/04/2022

Male Support Worker - Plymouth

PL2, UK
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Company: MENCAP

Job Type: Permanent, PartTime

Salary: £9.70/hour £18,915 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits

Job Advert

We are looking for an engaging and positive Male Outreach Support Worker to join our Plymouth service on a part time basis, permanent basis (30 hours per week).   Due to the nature of this service you will need to be a driver with a full UK driving licence.

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 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.
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