We are looking for a Female Support Worker to join our Service based in Llangennech Llanelli on either a part time or full time (37.5 hours a week) basis. We can be flexible with the number of hours offered and will consider applications from all interested female candidates. You must be female in order to provide personal care to the people we support.
As part of the support you provide, you will need to drive our Residents mobility cars. As a result, you must have a full UK or EU driving licence and be 21 or over. Ideally, you will also have access to your own car as there is limited public transport to the service.
There are various shift patterns which cover week days, weekends, evenings, waking nights and sleep ins. Examples of the shifts recently worked by a full time (37.5 hours) and part time (30 hours per week) are attached purely as a guide to the sort of shifts that our Support Workers do. You will be required to work sleep in shifts at this service, and you will be paid for this on top of your salary. Please note that sleep ins are not contracted.
You will receive an enhanced flat rate payment of £60.00 for any sleep in shifts carried out. The payment for sleep ins is non-contractual.
About the Service
The service supports four people in a purpose built bungalow in Llangennech. They have a wide range of interests: sports, shopping, going out to eat, baking and cooking, going on holiday and visiting the beach. They work and play on our computers and phones. They do art courses and bikeability. Some of them can speak, others are non-verbal.
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What does a Support Worker do?
As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will help to ensure the people we support live a more comfortable, dignified, liberated and happy life. You will have excellent communication skills and be a naturally caring and patient personality. Typical responsibilities may include:
Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.
Relationship building – supporting the people we support to understand the world around them and promoting positive relationships.
Community & Social Inclusion - supporting individuals to access and participate in their local community and social events to promote life skills and individuality.
Personal care - to help people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.
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 as a way 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! For further information about this role, please email (url removed)
*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.
* Due to the nature of this service, we are looking for female only applicants. This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.
Job ID: 27007
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 2023
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
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