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Support Workers

Orwell Mencap
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Part Time
Closing date:
19 April 2021 09:00 AM
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  • £8.91ph (pending pay review) plus pension and benefits
  • part-time and relief hours available

Are you looking for an interesting job where every working day you have the chance to make a difference to a vulnerable person’s life?

Are you a people person who can see what people can do rather than what they can’t?

Then you could be the person we are looking for.

Orwell Mencap is looking for part time and relief support workers to help us support our customers at our day centre, social and holiday clubs and domiciliary services for adults and children across Ipswich. Our support workers must be patient and versatile and be willing to support our customers in all their chosen activities. This could be any number of things from art, to cooking, to drumming or merely socialising with our customers’ friends. When necessary they will also be required to provide dignified, personal care and to support our customers using wheelchairs.

We believe that life skills are a sound foundation for this role, but fully paid training will be provided to assist staff to carry out the role efficiently and effectively.

It is hoped that as Covid restrictions are released we will be able to offer increased and fixed hours to those staff who want them.

Benefits of working for Orwell Mencap include:

  1. an immense sense of job satisfaction
  2. higher pay for evening and weekend work
  3. staff discounts of up to 30% on items sold by our social enterprises
  4. paid annual leave rising up to 33 days for full time staff (depending on hours worked and length of service)
  5. company sick pay scheme.

A full job description and application pack are available from Karen Keeble at Orwell Mencap Genesis, 6 Wright Rd, Ipswich IP3 9JG or at: kkeeble@orwellmencap.co.uk, Tel: (01473) 723888.

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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