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We are looking for Waking Night Support Workers to join our Registered Service in Thornaby on a permanent, part-time basis (30 hours per week).

About our Service

You will be working in our registered service supporting six people both in the home and out in the community, in a team of 14 Support Workers. You must be willing to work flexibly across a variety of shift patterns including mornings, afternoons, 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 Waking Night Support Worker do?

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    As a Waking 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 – supporting individuals to bed at their chosen time, carrying out regular checks and supporting them with toileting as required.

    Light household tasks as the people we support sleep such as ironing, cleaning, updating support offered on our digital systems.

    Ensuring the safety of the house is maintained.

    Getting the people we support ready for the day ahead.

    Ensuring the home of the people we support is clean and tidy.

    Supporting people to be safe overnight and meeting their health needs.

    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 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: 27792


    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 2024

    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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