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Temporary Passionate Support Worker - Hatfield Doncaster


£16,250 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits


We are looking to recruit an upbeat, but calm person who is passionate about inspiring, motivating and supporting two gentlemen of retirement age. This role will be on a 3 month fixed term basis with the possibility for this to be extended to a permanent contract for the right candidate.

Both gentlemen are friendly, jovial men who like a little banter. They love the routine of home life: cooking, cleaning, watching TV, listening to music, but also enjoy visiting friends, going out for a pint, meeting new people and going on holidays/ day trips. 

The house is in the Hatfield area of Doncaster. You will be part of a positive and supportive team who are motivated by the people we support.

We are working to make our recruitment as person centred as we can. The person specification document attached for this role has been developed with the help of the people who will be supported by the successful applicant. The selection process will use this criterion to match not only skills and experience but also hobbies and interests of applicants with the people being supported. It is likely that the final decision on the success of your application will be decided by the people you will be supporting, and their families.

  • Could this be you?
  • What people like and admire about you
  • You are willing to try new things and challenge yourself.
  • You’re happy to support people at times that are best for them and be flexible in your work.
  • You are Sociable and like to chat – you have an interest in what others have to say.
  • You have a great sense of humour, and can handle a bit of banter
  • You have a calm, patient and caring personality
  • You are respectful towards other
  • You’re always friendly and positive when supporting others
  • You are hardworking and dedicated to getting tasks done
  • You don’t panic and you stay calm in difficult situations
  • You are good at motivating others
  • You can empower the people you are with by breaking down tasks/ information in a way that means that they learn that skill or understand the information without them feeling patronised or belittled.
  • You value your colleagues and communicate well with them.
  • Your desire to include everyone.
  • You can do more than one thing at once.
  • You know your way around Doncaster and surrounding areas
  • You are happy to support people with their hobbies and develop new interests
  • You are able to complete domestics tasks such as cooking, cleaning, washing etc and support others to develop their skills in these areas
  • What’s important to you
  • Helping people to live the life they want to lead.
  • Building relationships based on trust, and a genuine interest in other people.
  • Supporting people to make the most of a life outside the service. e.g. with family and friends.
  • Supporting people to enjoy their free time for example: shopping, local events and walks
  • Supporting people to plan and enjoy holidays and new experiences.
  • Helping others to look and feel good.
  • Acknowledging the contribution of others.
  • Helping people to develop their skills
  • Learning new skills and have new experiences
  •  How we will support you
  • A good induction to help get you started.
  • Good career development with specialist training.
  • Opportunity to be recognised as part of our ‘Top Talent’ scheme.
  • Part of a great team helping to do some great things for people with a Learning Disability.
  • Be part of the Royal Mencap Society.

If you can work in a people orientated role, are a caring person who enjoys enabling people to achieve their life goals and aspirations we would love to hear from you. Experience within the care sector is an advantage but not a necessity as full training will be provided. You will be required to work on a rota basis which will include mornings, evenings, weekends, and also sleep in duties.  Waking night shifts may be required, as well as on-call duties.

Attached is a full job description along with one page profiles the service users you will be supporting, have put together. A Mencap support worker said “I love my job.  Being part of people developing and learning new skills gives me a real feeling of achievement

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