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Support Workers

Orwell Mencap Genesis


15000 - 20000

Full timePart timeRelief

Orwell Mencap Genesis

Closing - 18 Oct 2021

Job Role: Support Worker

Location: Ipswich

Hours: Full time, part time & relief

Hourly Rate: £9.00 to £11.87per hour plus pension & benefits


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 full time, part time and relief support workers to help us support our customers at our day centre, social clubs and supported living services for adults and young people 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 and will require working alone and as part of a team. 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.

Benefits of working for Orwell Mencap include:

1. an immense sense of job satisfaction,
2. higher pay for bank holiday, evening and weekend work
3. paid annual leave of 28 days rising up to 33 days for full time staff (depending on hours worked and length of service)
4. company sick pay scheme.
5. fully paid training and the opportunity to gain NVQs in Health & Social Care
6. staff discounts of up to 30% on items sold by our social enterprises.

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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

Closing date 9am 18th October 2021

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