Overview

Support Worker

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.

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!

We are looking for a proactive and passionate Support Worker to join our friendly and welcoming team in our Kidwelly service on a permanent, full-time basis. 

If you consider yourself reliable, enthusiastic and forward thinking, we would love you to consider joining us as a Support Worker for people with a learning disability!

You will be supporting three individuals with a learning disability, who share a homely and welcoming bungalow in Kidwelly. You will be assisting all individuals to do just the same things you and others do. This might be anything from cooking and watching TV shows to bingo, parties, shopping, days out and watching musicals at the local theatre. As a Support Worker for Mencap you need to be able to meet the needs of those that we support as well as be flexible and resourceful in order to keep up with them! You will help them to lead the life they choose and very much deserve.

You must be able to demonstrate a real commitment to Mencap and the work we do alongside the wonderful people we support. We are looking for people with a ‘can-do’ attitude who is strongly motivated, outgoing, caring and has a calm demeanour when needed.

You will receive bespoke training for this service, covering a number of specific skills. We aim to provide consistent, positive support to any individual and a patient; resilient approach will go a long way! This role has a unique set of challenges.

Supporting someone with his or her daily life is not a 9-5 job. You will need to be able to work flexibly across a range of different shift patterns, including various day shifts, evenings, weekends, and sleep-ins. Please note, payment for our sleep-ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements. We realise that your quality time is important too, so your rota will be prepared well in advance – Got a request, something special going on? Your Manager will certainly try to help you meet it.

Please note, it is an essential requirement for this role that the successful candidate has the willingness to provide the people we support with personal care as and when required – therefore, we will be looking to employ someone who is more than happy to carry this out. We also ask that the successful candidates hold a full and valid UK drivers licence and are 21 years or older due to insurance purposes.

Our award winning Learning and Development department delivers a superb induction programme to all new staff. As long as you have a positive attitude and have a passion to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with our training and progression opportunities throughout your exciting career with us!

By joining us in this admirable service, you will have the opportunity to make new friends and become inspired to be the very best that you can be which will guide and help you to develop within your chosen career path. So, why not express how great you would be for this position by clicking on the pink ‘Apply’ button below? You certainly won’t regret it! We include the people that you will be supporting in our selection process so that you will have a chance to meet them and introduce yourself during or after your interview.

Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate, which is paid for by Mencap.

Job ID : 20032

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.

28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service 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 super markets, 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

sleep ins and excellent benefits